Bid for the Cure and Halloween party at :CLUB: milk 2013

Hey musers!

This Friday November 1st starting at 4 PM SLT we will be having an event at :CLUB: milk to wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness month. This will be Halloween themed and in case you missed it last week we had a post about some stores you all recommended for getting some breast friendly costumes. Be sure to add your recommendations in the comments of that post!

When that event ends we will close bidding on the Bid for the Cure tail sale. At the time of writing this post the cost to bid on each offer is:

  1. L$ 700 Oddclaw Sideways: Play (Male, Pan, Fur, Sub) or Skill (build mod work or odd job)
  2. L$ 1000 Drusilldarkwillow: Play (Female, Pan, vixen/fox, switch) or Skill (large builds, stip dancing, event planning)
  3. L$ 600 Rio (Crimsonfang Bade): Play (Herm, bi, Kirin, switch)
  4. L$ 800 Kira Zobel: Play (Female, Bi, Furry/neko, sub) or Skill (profile picture photo shoot and edit)
  5. L$ 600 Eversky Aeon: Skill (profile picture photo shoot and edit)
  6. L$ 800 Cali Ciaco: Skill (sign image for shop or family)
  7. L$ 2000 Nova (Reiger Fang): Play (Herm, Pan, Husky, Switch) or Skill (building/texturing)
  8. L$ 900 Zindonas Loxingly: Skill (access to custom built TIS mission for bidder)
  9. L$ 600 Bret FoxGlove: Play (Male, Straight, fur, sub) and Skill (professional advice and compassion)
  10. L$ 2000 Nyanidroid: Play (herm, bi, anime Ushi, switch)
  11. L$ 2700 Spot in Stud Pump Alpha
  12. L$ 2900 Spot in Stud Pump Alpha

All proceeds from this sale are going to charity so please come on by and bid on something nice!

Hunt For The Cure Weekly Totals: Oct 27th 2013

Totals for this past week, are looking great! This is week 4  Which means we have one more week to finish up the Hunt be sure to get out there and grab those goodies before the months up! This includes all income from October 20th to the 26th.

Now lets look at the numbers

Total this week: L$ 8,320

And our Top five Shops this week were:

*SLAVE* DreSSing RooM with L$ 480

=MODA= Designs with L$ 210

Carrie’s Lingerie with L$ 190

WCI with L$ 160

Capacious with L$ 160

 

remember to take a look at the Bid for the Cure Tail Sale that ends on Nov 1st at the end of the closing event we will have at :CLUB: milk. be sure to get your bid in before then! (take the TP up to the town square from the TP pad next to the shop.)

Breast Friendly Halloween Costumes

Hey musers!

We will be having an event at :CLUB: milk to wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday November 1st. This is the last day of the Hunt for the Cure and The Bid for the Cure Tail Sale will end bidding at the end of the event. Right now we have a few great offers with no or low bids so be sure to check it out in the green of :mused: Town Square. TP pad to the town square can be found in front of the shop simply click it and then sit on the ring for the destination you want.

We will be having a Halloween theme for the event so I wanted to give you all a head start in getting some great costumes to wear!

Femme Fatale

This shop has some great applier supported costumes right in front of the landing point.

Ellemeno

Ellemeno offers some really cute Character inspired costumes from Disney Girls to the Flintstones. (TP to costumes)

Epic

Epic offers applier clothes in a wide verity themes and styles, Military, police, nurse as well as more general Sci Fi or fantasy looks.

Bare Rose

Those familiar with Bare Rose will know that they offer a huge variety of styles and themes for a very good price. The now have an applier supported section of the store which the link TPs you to.

Bad Kitty

Bad Kitty has a large selection of applier clothes from gowns to super girl to star trek, but I find her organization hard to follow so take some time and explore.

I am excited to see what great costumes you all put together, So show me! We will feature you all in your costumes for November 4th’s blog post so send those in like you would a pin up image or send Cali Ciaco a picture in world. We will be taking some pictures at the event as well. Next Monday’s blog post is October’s pin up the Theme is “Perfect in Pink” and we hope you take advantage of the photo studio in the :mused: Town Square to take your pin up shots or your Halloween costume pictures.

Know any other great places to get applier supported costumes? Let us know in the comments!

Hunt For The Cure Weekly Totals: Oct 20th 2013

We have our weekly totals for week three to share. We are very please with the amount of people participating and donating both milk and linden and I am really excited about how this whole event is going! Don’t forget we have the Tail Sale going on with some really fun offers as well as the limited edition pink tanks for sale 10% of which is being donated. Be sure to go check both out at :mused: Town Square (TP pad by the shop entrance) This includes all income from the dates of October 13th through 19th.

Now lets look at the numbers

Total this week: L$9800

And our Top five Shops this week were:

*SLAVE* DreSSing RooM with L$910

.:Panda Punx:. Body Shop with L$260

Busty Boutique with L$220

=MODA= Designs with L$220

Surge with L$220

 

Siphon update to start Tuesday Oct 15th

Hey musers,

The siphon update was delayed by some of the other things going on with the system but we are ready to go for tomorrow!

We will begin updating the milkmade siphon to version 1.12. This is a maintenance release with a couple bugs fixed.

Update includes:

  • Fix to ‘too many listens’ script error
  • pagination for tanks selection, for browsing more than 10 tanks on a parcel.

To get this update, simply rez an existing siphon. It will be deleted upon rez, and a new siphon will be sent. This is the only way to get the update and all siphons older than 1.12 will be deleted when rezzed. If your siphon deletes but you do not receive the new siphon, please submit a support ticket. If you have more than four siphons, you can also submit a ticket to have staff update your siphons.

Please bear in mind that SL deliveries are not always as quick as they should be and to be patient. If you have not gotten it after 20min please do put in a ticket and we will be glad to assist you.

Edit *this is now in effect and you should see the update come when you rez your siphon if not please put in a support ticket*

Breast Cancer: A History

So I know not everyone is as interested in history or the past as I am but I believe that part of awareness is knowledge and understanding what breast cancer is and how it effects us is key to being informed and active in the fight against it. In line with this I wanted to share a brief history of the cancer and how it has effected current treatment options as well as research.

Breast cancer has been with us for as long as we have recorded history. Because the later stages of it are so externally obvious ancient physicians were able to record it as a condition where many internal cancers would go unnoticed. Ancient Greek medicine believed in the Humors of the body and so suggest that the cancer came from an excess of black bile in the body. They named Cancer karkinos the Greek word for crab (this is why the astrological sign of the same name has a crab as a symbol) because the shape of the tumors reminded them of a crab.

In the 1600s and 1700s with the growth of the enlightenment movement and the beginnings of modern science, doctors began to look again at cancer and its causes. They noted that while the cancer was very rare (much more so than at current) it had a higher frequency in Nuns and so many believed that lack of sex could cause breast cancer. Still others thought it was related to depression or curdled milk (from not having children to nurse) or lack of child bearing in general. In 1757 surgery was suggested as a treatment to remove the cancer.

By the mid 19th century surgery was the only available treatment for breast cancer but developments in medicine such as antiseptics and anesthesia and blood transfusions made it so that woman were more likely to survive these surgeries which were excessive as they removed muscle as well as breast tissue. It was later discovered the removal of ovaries helped to shrink the tumors and so they were added to the list of things removed in these surgeries. (this is do to the fact that estrogen, made in the ovaries, helps to aid in cell growth though this was not understood at the time.) Later other estrogen production sites were removed as well the adrenal and pituitary glads.

In 1955 the cancers ability to metastasize or spread throughout the body was discovered, and chemotherapy was introduced in the 70s with much more conservative breast saving surgeries. by 1995 less than 10% of effected woman had a mastectomy, and many other treatments are being explored including hormone therapy and biological therapies. The Mammography helps to detect cancers early and we have isolated genes that can cause breast cancer.

Side Notes and Post Scripts: The reason nuns were more likely to get breast cancer and why the rate of  breast cancer has gone up in recent years is related to estrogen. In the past a woman would spend a large part of her adult life pregnant or nursing this reduced the number of menstrual cycles a woman would have. The rise and fall of estrogen in the body during a menstrual cycle encourages cellular growth and division increasing the chances one of those cells getting the right mutations to be a cancer.

Breast Self Exams have also had a bit of a controversial history because when they were introduced it was put upon woman to monitor their own heath and cancer patients were shamed if they allowed a lump to form. The back lash that emphasized compassion from doctors and clinical examinations as the front line detection with Self Breast Exams as a in between stop gap became the standard. However many still criticize the distribution of this information for failing to mention the need for regular exams by your doctor.

Sources:

http://www.news-medical.net/health/History-of-Breast-Cancer.aspx

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/166/2/199.full

http://www.womentowomen.com/breasthealth/estrogenbreastcancer.aspx

Hunt For The Cure Weekly Totals: Oct 13th 2013

We have our weekly totals for week two to share I was expecting to see some slow down as the month goes on but really everyone is just awesome I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to see how much we can do as a community! This includes all income from the dates of October 6th to the 12th

Now lets look at the numbers

Total this week: L$21,205

And our Top five Shops this week were:

*SLAVE* DreSSing RooM with L$910

Carrie’s Lingerie with L$480

=MODA= Designs with L$400

..::TaTToo PaRaDiSe::.. with L$310

Bitter Bunnie Designs and Surge both tied with L$220

Don’t forget we have the Tail Sale going on with some really fun offers as well as the limited edition pink tanks for sale 10% of which is being donated. Be sure to go check both out at :mused: Town Square (TP pad by the shop entrance)