Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ROCK YOUR RACK fundraising event

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.


Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The 2013 event is sponsored by Dallas Modeling Company, LivGlam, and K-Collection by LivGlam and will culminate on Saturday, September 28 with 12 hours of live music and fashion events including 5 fashion shows, 6 Live Musical Artists, 5 DJ's, Dazzler's Dancers, Silent Auctions, a venue wide hunt and exclusive creations from the 34 fashion designers participating in this year's event.

This year's shopping event will open to the public on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:00 am SLT and will close at 11:59 pm SLT on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.   Designers will be providing exclusive creations with 100% of the sales going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with a fine selection of their newest and most popular designs donating a percentage as well.  


DESIGNERS:

Absolutely Smitten
Always Eclectic
Belladonna Couture
BSD Design Studio
Charltina's
DeJaaVu
Dot Be
Evolve
Glitterati by Sapphire
Image Factory
K-Collection by LivGlam
Kawaii Dolls
Lazuri
LivGlam
Living Imagination
Luxe Designs
Lybra!
M&M Style
MEB Fashion
Miss Darcy
Moondance Boutique
N1CO
Orage Creations
Paisley Daisey
PeKaS Design
Poet's Heart
Silk Dreams
Schoen
Smesh
Styles by Danielle
The Man Cave
Vero Modero
++WTG++
Xen's Hats

On Saturday the entertainment events begin at 9 am SLT with the first of five fashion shows and continue throughout the day finishing off with a closing fashion show at 8 pm SLT on the main venue runway.  There will be a special presentation by the Dazzler's Dancers at 1 pm SLT.  The full entertainment schedule can be found on the Rock Your Rack blog at  http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com .   Entertainers participating in the event include CottonCandy Teardrop, Noma Falta, Harmonia Trefoil, Paradox Messmer, ReggieSunset Rookswood, Lyndon Heart, Seabreeze Fall, Yves Welles, Rocky TooCool, Angelbonita, and Colthen Caeran. 

This year's event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to women of all ages.  

Those who are unable to attend but wish to support the cause, may visit the Model's Giving Back official donation page at  http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=241580   where donations can be made directly using a variety of means. 

A limit of 50 scripts will be allowed attached to avatars arriving at the event, so organizers urge attendees to be mindful of high script items and to detach them before teleporting to the event.  

Rock your Rack Blog:   http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com


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About Models Giving Back


Models Giving Back is an agency of professional, certified SecondLife models who give of their time and talents to raise funds for legitimate and verified SL and RL charities. 

Models Giving Back was founded in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood after a previous agency dedicated to charity work was forced to close due to the owner leaving SecondLife.  Jamee felt the work that was being done needed to be continued and set out to lead the models that were already a part of the former agency into new and bigger endeavors at the newly created Models Giving Back.

To date the agency has partnered with dozens of designers and provided models for runway, print and other functions that support charities around SL.

Rock Your Rack is the creation of Jamee Sandalwood and is owned exclusively by Models Giving Back in SecondLife.

Models Giving Back CEO:  Jamee Sandalwood
Models Giving Back COO:  Suki Barrowstone  (Suki. Rexen)

Models Giving Back Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ModelsGivingBack

Models Giving Back Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/94469096@N04/

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About the National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34.  At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options.  After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.  NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  This mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services. 

www.nationalbreastcancer.org

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