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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick or Treat for SpUnKy

Wow! I am still recovering from this fantastic event, which was held in the Enchanted Forest in the Southern Colorado sim this past Saturday. SpUnKy Young is a cancer survivor who has given so much of herself, despite her health problems. A few months ago, her laptop computer was damaged beyond repair while she was in the hospital. The laptop is her lifeline, since she is housebound.

I was honored when approached by Trader1 Whiplash; he asked if I could organize a fundraiser to help this wonderful young lady out. Thus was born Trick or Treat for SpUnKy - a 12 hour festival of music and fun!  The goal was to raise 250,000L for a new laptop and medical bills.
"Trick or Treat for SpUnKy" was co-sponsored by three Relay for Life teams: The Passionate Redheads, The Relay Wizards (SpUnKy's Team) and the Relay Rockers, as well as T-1 Radio (which provided the stream), and The Kingdom of Avalon.

We were delighted with the HUGE outpouring of support for SpUnKy: the kindness of our performers, all of whom donated their time; Bernice Kappler and Marilyn Whitfield, who donated items to be sold at the show; and the many generous people who attended the Event and dug deep into their pockets to make it possible for us to give SpUnKy a treat this Halloween.

The result? We raised 358,400L - about 1,375USD!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

We would also like to thank:
Shawna Montgomery for hosting parallel events with the Kingdome of Avalon; Woody Burliegh, who brought over some good friends to perform at the event; Skylark Lefavre for serving as a gracious Hostess; and Shockwave Yareach for scripting a very cool "Donations Thermometer" to help us visualize our goal.

A special thank you to Sabine McGettigan for transforming Southern Colorado into "Spooky Hollow" for the event, and especially for her unflagging support of All Things Fundraiser.


The calm before the storm...a great looking outdoor stage!


Redhead Monette Gaea opened the show for us and set the mood with her elegant music.


There were lots of cool costumes in evidence. Sexy and Scary and Cute, oh my!


Chris Walmer amazed us with his awesome keyboard work.


Musician Steely Decosta (and his ghostly skeletons) hanging out with his friend Tarina Sewell after his set


Witch Shawna Montgomery and Bixyl "The Bat" Shuftan. Bix stayed for the entire 12 hour event!


Redhead Alessandra Eberlain sang like an angel. Alessandra has always been first to lend her voice to a Cause.


The Highwayman, Daaneth Kivioq, dancing with the Faerie Sabine McGettigan.


Phemie Alcott channeling her inner Ballerina. It worked!


Skylark Lefavre dancing with Kiwi Wulluf.  Two gracious Ladies!


Lyndon Heart showing off his mad guitar skillz.  No Trick!


Bluemonk Rau sang the blues and tickled the ivories.  A real Treat for us!


Kim Seifert made a ghostly appearance on stage.  Kim is a proud supporter of Relay For Life all year in SL.


Chip Takacs blew us away with his vocals.


The littlest Redhead, Lomgren Smalls perched on the edge of the stage. He has his own chair!


Comedienne Lauren Weyland had us laughing madly for an entire hour, and raised extra money by taking "bets" on her daring outfit.


FunkyFreddy Republic closed out the show with a bang!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Hearts Will Go On and On!

I'm always moved by the passion shown for our beautiful team.  Thank you Bixyl, for the lovely writeup you gave our team.  Thank you, Nydia, for the sweet link on Facebook!

It's been decided that we will, indeed, move forward as a team for Relay 2011!  Disbanding is simply not an option.  We've been together for over four years, and our Passion is boundless.

We're trying something new and it's working well:  Every other Tuesday at 5pm SLT, we have open meetings at Southern Colorado Sim.  These meetings are where we've been sharing ideas, dreams, and frustrations; but most of all we've been able to provide support to any and all participants of Relay for Life.

These meetings have been my dream for years.  This is the true Spirit of Relay.

With Love and Gratitude,

Sabine

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Our Fourth Year!

Tonight we all said goodbye to Relay for another season.  The end of Relay is always emotional for me, especially when I see how much this means to so many.

The Passionate Redheads were awarded "Longest Running Team", which made me ridiculously proud. Over the past four years, our team has raised a total of over $27,000!  What a beautiful effort!

We'll be meeting Thursday, 5pm at SoCo for a debriefing; we'll discuss what worked for us and what we'd like to see happen next season.  Get your notes together!

Should we continue as a team?  It's time to sit down and look at where we're headed.


With Love and Gratitude,
Your Sabine

Friday, July 16, 2010

RELAY FOR LIFE 2010 BEGINS!!



We have worked very hard all year, and raised nearly $6,000 USD. Now it all come down to the final event - Relay Weekend, July 17th-18th. The Track is open now, so come on down, but opening ceremonies are Saturday at 10am.

I am so very proud of each an every one of you. Come and explore our amazing campsite, and all the other fantastic builds. This is your reward for all that work!

(Above - The Entrance to our camp, "A Redheaded Fairy Tale"
Left to right, Redheads Madison, Leala, Sabine, Dusk & Shockwave,
Guests Ghandi (far left) and Noki (far Right) )

Below: Redheads Gather!
Jerusha, Madison, Leala, Rita, Daan, Lomgren (under the arrow), Osiloa, Bixyl, Sabine, Dusk, Shockwave, and guest Noki

Relay For Life

Time to walk the track!  Relay for Life kicks off on Saturday at 10am SLT with Opening Ceremonies.  Survivor Lap 11 am (approximately).

I can't wait to see everyone!  Go Relay!  Go Redheads!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fanta-Sea Ball


July 13th - 5 to 7PM!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

One More Weekend!

Relay for Life is July 17-18. That means we have just one more weekend til we RELAY!

Team members are pulling out all the stops to reach L$2Million by then.  We have events planned for July 8th, 9th, and 10th.  Please check your Past Notices.

There is still time to put together a little fundraiser.  Events don't have to be huge. I hope you will feel encouraged to just have an open house to introduce your friends to Relay for Life.  While fundraising is an important activity, we strive to be a supportive community for those who have been touched by cancer. Please invite your friends to join us as we Relay!

Our campsite builders have been given access to the sims, and we have been assigned one of the large plots for our camp, along with a Diamond Team award. We have Lomgen Smalls, Shockwave Yareach, Leala Spire, Daaneth Kivioq, and Lilith Heart donating their time and talent- how can we lose? I can't wait for you all to see it!

With Love.
Sabine

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Concert at Sydney's

What a beautiful evening we had at Sydney's Clubhouse tonight!  Sydney Baddingham put together a full SIX HOUR Live Music event for Relay for Life at her breathtaking seaside venue.

Special thanks to the musicians who donated their time and talent: 

HARPER MESSNER, ANDREUS ANJ GUSTAFSON, KIM SEIFERT , STRUMMER VULTEE,  DAMIAN CARBENELL, and TWINGHOST RONAS

Wonderful music and a lovely crowd, all for a great cause!

I wish you could see how beautifully Sydney had her place decorated for Relay.  If I can get pictures to work, I'll post them here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Get Well Wishes for Daaneth!

All of the Passionate Redheads are hoping for a speedy recovery for Daaneth Kivioq, who remains hospitalized as of this evening.  Please remember him in your prayers tonight. 

If you would like to email your good wishes, his email is: DaanethKivioq@gmail.com.

With Love,
Sabine

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Concert at Muse Fuse this Saturday!

This is just a reminder for everyone that there will be a concert at Muse Fuse on Saturday, starting at Noon SL time. Effinjay (Frogg Marlowe and Jaycat Nico) will perform for an hour, followed by an hour of Alessandra Eberlain. I hope to see you all there!

Lom

Monday, June 14, 2010

Weekend Trivia Mini Marathon

Maria and her dear friends put together an exciting five hour live Trivia Mini Marathon for the Passionate Redheads team, hosted by Lette Ponnier, Jeanette Avedon, Honey Potez, JoshuaStephen Schism, and Zoonotic Quandry. I loved the Herd Thinners Pub on the waterfront; it was the perfect venue for our evening.

Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time playing trivia and other games I couldn't figure out. I tried! We raised a LOT of money for Relay for Life, and closed out the evening dancing to all our favorite music by DJ Buckaroo Benoir.

Special thanks to all who worked so hard making this a lovely evening and a successful fund raiser! Thanks to Gideon McMillan for the lovely photos (I’ll be posting them as soon as I can figure out what a TGA is.)!

With Love and Gratitude,

Sabine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

ONE MILLION LINDENS!!



They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well this one is worth 1,000,000 Lindens!!
Thanks to the kindness, generosity, and hard work of a lot of folks, despite the economic downturn we have manged to break the million linden mark - by quite a lot! We raised over 40,0000 L tonight at this wonderful event, and had a great time doing it.
Special thanks go out to Ashira Legien for creating this gorgeous venue, and letting us use it as well as making a very generous matching donation. Thanks to Monette Gaea for being our DJ & Host, and for providing the beautiful music. Thanks also to the irrepressible Vixie Valiant for making the donation that put us over the top! Best of all - we will be doing it again in two weeks!
GO REDHEADS! GO RELAY!

DJ Monette on stage at the Waterfall Ballroom


Lots of beautiful people and beautiful outfits!


Me dancing with Captain Sabine :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thursday Evening Formal, with DJ Monette

Please join the Passionate Redheads for a Magical Evening with DJ Monette Gaea as we dance in the spectacular Waterfall Ballroom on the Isle of Adaron. Come and enjoy these enchanting surroundings, and join us for an evening of romance and beauty - and helping us find a cure! The show starts at 5PM, June 10th. Formal Dress Requested

Time's Running Out!

It's hard to believe, but Relay is just about 5 weeks away.  We've been funrdraising since St Patrick's Day and we're still going strong!

Don't forget to check the calendar so you can plan to attend events.  It means so much to performers and hosts when they look out and see the Passionate Redheads in full force!

Your Sabine

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Redheads Merrows Undersea Adventure


I merely said in the group chat let's do a Mermaid Event. My wonderful team provided an undersea venue, selected the date and time, and are contacting potential DJs. I love my team!!

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fimi's Day Celebration 2010



Last night we celebrated the life of Artistic Fimicoloud with a wonderful event under the stars at Fimi Falls in the Southern Colorado Sim. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over 34,000 Lindens to help fight the disease that took Fimi away from us two years ago. I would like to thank Shockwave Yareach, Vaughan Michalak (on stage in the picture above), and Nydia Tungsten (seen below) for donating their time to help make this event a success.
Your Passion shows through in everything you do!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Passionate Redheads Merchandise

I got my Passionate Redheads Relay for Life mugs today, and the quality is really first class.  Our team earns $3 per order, which isn't a huge amount, but it's so much fun to show off the logo to friends and family! 

I have to pace myself on orders because I'd love to have everything in the store!  Daaneth says his book bag has a beautiful logo, clear and bright! 

With Love,
Sabine

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A BIG Day!

Sink the DJ at Shipwreck Isle


Today the Passionate Redheads held two HUGE events! With Leala and Brenna's Date Auction and Percival's Sink the DJ, we raised a total of L$188,113! That's $726.61 USD, can you believe it?

Thank you to everyone who came by to offer encouragement and support during the long long day! It is such an honor to work with teammates who support and encourage each other every day, in every way.

With All my Love and Gratitude,

Sabine

Thursday, May 13, 2010

So So So SWEET!!

Look what Edith got for us! The Passionate Redheads Store at Cafe Press

I started crying when I saw our beautiful Logo emblazoned on Real Stuff! Wait til you see how BEAUTIFUL it is! Even baby shirts and coffee mugs! Thank you Edith, I love these!

With Love and Gratitude,
Sabine

Passionate Redheads Date Auction May 15

From Leala:

Its time for our first DATE AUCTION this year. The Redheads are joining forces with CARP and the great people there for a Date Auction on MAY 15th (Saturday)!! This is open to all members of CARP and the REDHEADS. Lets get into it.. have some fun and crank this fundraising up!!!!
Contact Brenna Dawes for more info about the event! Hope to see alot of Redheads taking part.
- HUGGGS
Leala

Sink the DJ! Twelve Hour Event SATURDAY!

Second Annual Sink the DJ Relay for life fundraiser, presented by Devil May Dance and Merlin's Daughter.

This fast paced DJ Marathon, sponsored by the Passionate Redheads, will pit the skills of some of Second Life's most prominent and resourceful DJ's against YOUR musical cunning and intelligence, all while raising money for this worthwhile cause. $100L is all it takes for you to take a crack at stumping a Dj, and winning a one of a kind prize if you can pull it off!

These DJ's are good, are you better? Bring it to Sink The Dj, running from 10am - 10pm SLT Saturday, May 15, at Shipwreck Isle and find out! We'll be here all day!

These guys rock!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Team Meetings

Two team meetings were held on Sunday, May 2nd, so everyone could attend. We shared information and came up with a few new ideas for fundraising. I came away feeling energized and renewed after being able to spend time with my beautiful teammates!

We all agreed that weekly meetings would be beneficial in order for us to stay up to date and to feel connected. It was agreed that in the future we'll meet on weekdays since that would be more convenient for most of us.

I try to put news in the blue notice boxes but those can be missed. I would like to encourage you to attend meetings and to check the blog for news and events. Leala and Kylie took notes for those who missed the meetings and we'll be passing those around for you to see.

Our team efforts are aimed at Fundraising for the ACS, but to me it's always been more about the people than the money. When we take care of each other, the money always seems to take care of itself.

With Love and Gratitude,
Sabine

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Purple Passion Party

To celebrate Paint the Grid Purple Week The Passionate Redheads are holding a Purple Passion Party May 5th 18:00pmSLT at The Dove with DJhawksong Cukor, an experienced DJ from Florida, USA. This DJ has a huge collection of rock n' roll -> come request your favorites! Invite your friends and donate generously to the kiosks!! At http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/32/46/26 choose Nydia's Club The H.M.A.S. Little Dove and teleport right into the party!! Wear your purple!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mark your calendars!

Plan to attend the Purple Passion Masked Ball on Thursday, April 8 from 6:00pmSLT to 8:00pmSLT. DJ Shockwave will be spinning the tunes at Club Cutlass for this event. This event is formal, so please wear your tuxedos, ballgowns, and don't forget to where a mask! Come support your team at this event and donate generously to the kiosk!!

The BIG news is Sabine leads us all with Convio gifts. She has raised $520.00 towards our goal. Our team has $540 in Convio funds thus far. Don't forget to advertise the American Cancer Society Site among your friends and coworkers, especially those not on Second Life. Our Convio team page is accessible 24/7 by clicking -> Here.
We are currently the Convio team leaders. Let's keep it that way!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Passionate Team

What a Blessed Easter I had! I hope all of you were able to enjoy time with family and friends, as I did.

Our Team is off and running in a magical way! Team members have been planning and hosting events of their own choosing, building, and creating items to sell. We have been blessed with talented and creative team members who are an incredible source of inspiration to me and to every team in the Relay for Life.

My heart is filled with joy whenever I think about our little Family of Passionate Redheads (which is most of the time) and all the extraordinary team effort that's going to help us fund the CURE!

Because of your hard work and dedication, research funded by the American Cancer Society is able to bring new hope to cancer victims all over the world. I'm proud to be a part of the solution, and I am honored to work with the most passionate and remarkable team in Relay for Life!


With Love and Gratitude,
Sabine

Friday, April 2, 2010

President's Party with the Redheads

Join The Redheads at our President's Party with DJ Taila on April 13th, 21:00pmSLT at the H.M.A.S. Little Dove. --> http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/164/170/2
DJ Taila hails from Germany. The above video is a sample of his work. Come party with The Redheads to hear more!
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back to Back Events!

Tonight we were honored with TWO fundraisers!
Joaquin Gustav's concert was amazing! I'm always humbled when a talented artist donates time for our team's efforts; it was lovely to see so many Passionate Redheads attending. Thank you, Joaquin and Maria, for a lovely evening, and for the generous donations to the ACS!

Afterward, Joseph Montagne graciously opened up his Lodge for our team and friends. We had so much fun seeing old friends, and raised a lot of Lindens in the process! Thank you Joseph! The Fez is Forever!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Purple Passion Masked Ball


The Passionate Redheads invite you to attend our Purple Passion Masked Ball on Thursday, April 8 from 6:00pmSLT to 8:00pmSLT. DJ Shockwave will be spinning the tunes at Club Cutlass for this event. This event is formal, so please wear your tuxedos and ballgowns. Don't forget to where a mask!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Joaquin Gustav RFL Benefit Concert


Joaquin Gustav RFL Benefit Concert Thursday
April 1, 18:00pmSLT at
http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Weald/213/36/24
This superb guitarist from Argentina plays jazz, popular and Latin tunes, and you will be thrilled to hear such magnificent musicianship! Join us at Club Eclipse for some amazing music!

Este FANTASTICO Guitarrista Argentino toca jazz, musica latina romantica y popular, al escucharlo estaran maravillados por su magnifica guitarra! Visitenos en Club Eclipse para una gran aventura musical! Joaquin Gustav!
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Online Donations

Your friends and family can donate to our team online even if they aren't in Second Life.

Online donations can really add a LOT to our Linden totals and help us stay ahead in the competition! Remember that 1000 Lindens is around $4.15, so a $25.00 donation can bring up our totals dramatically.

This is our team donation page:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10SL?team_id=689936&pg=team&fr_id=25620

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Concert at Luskwood


Our concert on Saturday was a big success! We had a lot of fun, and raised over 25,000 L! Thanks to our Musicians, Jaycatt, Frogg, and Alessandra for voulunteering their time. Thanks also to the folks at Luskwood for letting us use the cool venue, and especially to Lomgren Smalls (pictured above) for organizing it.

Jaycatt Nico & Frogg Marlowe rocking out!




Fellow Redhead Alessandra Eberlain sang with a voice like an angel!



Here are some totally unofficial, off-the-cuff ideas for helping The Passionate Redheads move up to ladder:
1. Contact EVERY group owner of EVERY group to which you belong. I did and sent each one an IM like this:
"If you haven't already, would you consider placing a kiosk [name of venue], for the Passionate Redheads Team of The Relay for Life of Second Life? The team would greatly appreciate it. Just IM Daaneth Kivioq, our cocaptain. I also have kiosks, but lack any knowhow.
We are also looking for people/venues who would be interested in holding fundraising events. Such an event would be just like any event you put on now, except money raised would be donated to the Passionate Redheads team of the Relay for Life. You may IM Daaneth Kivioq or Sabine McGettigan (the captains of our team) if you need any clarifications.

Thank you so much for your consideration and for your time."
In just one afternoon I got three kiosks placed. (Some people weren't online and will receive their IMs when they log in)

2. If you own, manage, direct, or perform at a venue ASK and get those kiosks out. I was at two venues today where I have seen kiosks in the past and there were none!

3. Post information about RFLofSL on blogs, nings, Twitter, Plurk . Include hyperlinks to offline donations (if you need them, IM me). Advertise us to your coworkers, schoolmates, church friends, coffee buddies, and neighbors.

4. If you own, work at, or possess the skills that dressmakes, artists, or SL builders have --> you are valuable!! We need a store owned by a Redhead that could sell Redhead gear to ungifted people like me!

5. Approach the venue of your choice with your zany fundraising idea & (like Nike says) just do it!
A. A Redhead Cruise under the stars
B. A Redhead Circus under the Bigtop
c. A Redhead Diner Car Ride on the Orient Express
D. A Redhead Gallery Opening (paintings, ceramics, photos, ?)
E. A Redhead Royal TeaParty or MadHatter Tea Party
(enough of my zany ideas..)

6. Gather after another event, like the Giant Snail Races on Saturday, March 20th at 2pm (I would doublecheck that time) the team could gather somewhere for a time of community building.
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Online Donations from Friends and Family

Your friends and family (employers too!) can donate to our team online even if they aren't in Second Life.

Online donations can really add a LOT to our Linden totals and help us stay ahead in the competition!

This is our team donation page:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10SL?team_id=689936&pg=team&fr_id=25620

Friday, March 19, 2010

Getting Passionate


Like Sabine said, we are just pacing ourselves.. we are now #10 with L$75153 raised. We have a Passionate Redheads store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Southern%20Colorado/32/46/26, a venue for our events at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Heart%20and%20Sole/67/134/31 and a great benefit concert in Luskwood featuring live music with Effinjay and Alessandra Eberlain on Saturday March 20, 2010 at 12:00-14:00SLTat http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lusk/215/170/61/.
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RFL Clothing Faire Photo Contest

Don't forget to gussy up and photograph yourself to enter the Clothing Faire Photo Contest. At the same time, you can add to the Passionate Redheads Photo Pool at http://www.flickr.com/groups/redheadsrfl/pool/

Thursday, March 18, 2010

100 Redheads

As of today, we have over 100 extremely talented, compassionate, creative, supportive, and caring Redheads on this team! Talk about an unstoppable force!

I encourage each and every one of you to find ways to help us fight back. It doesn't have to be big - every little bit helps.

You all make me so proud to be a member of this wonderful team. I am honored to to work with you.

Celebrate Life, Remember the Fallen, and FIGHT BACK!!

Passionate for a Cure

Relay For Life of Second Life 2010 from Ed Clarity on Vimeo.

The official theme for this year's Relay For Life in Second Life is "Wishing on a Cure". This Redhead echoes that theme by proclaiming The Passionate Redheads are Passionate for a Cure!

To donate online please go to This Donation Page

To donate using your cellphone please Text RELAY to 20222
Complete terms and conditions can be found here: http://www.mobilegiving.org/T/Default.aspx
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Redheads Rule!!

In one day we have shot up from 20th place - to 9th! WHOHOO!!

Here are the top ten teams:
BOSL Relay TeamL$353668
Friends Fighting CancerL$337012
Relay RaidersL$328442
Goreans in the Relay For LifeL$184996
Rezzed TV RelayersL$154055
RELAY for HOPEL$122058
Mountain Poetry Gallery WalkersL$109384
Cure ChasersL$94165
Passionate RedheadsL$60670
Relay Wizards For SpUnKyL$57010

We also broke 60K - about which is about $230 - That's almost as much as we made the whole first year we did Relay!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome to Relay for Life 2010!

The Passionate Redheads Team for Relay for Life kicked off the 2010 season of fundraising on Monday, March 15! Our little party was hosted by our elegant Redhead, Leala Spires, with the incredible DJ Shockwave Yareach.

While this is my fifth Relay, most of our team has been with us for three years now. It is an incredible honor for me to be a part of this beautiful team of Warriors.

Let's continue to take care of each other as we have in the past. Together we can help Fund the Cure!

Yours in Service,

Sabine

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