Rock Your Rack 2016 is Coming!

–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–

ROCK YOUR RACK 2016
October 1 – October 16, 2016

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Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men 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, Art and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

This year’s event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation which provides free mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.

The 2016 event involved 63 designers including Gold Sponsors: AlaFolie, Athena Couture, Dulce Secrets, Emerald Couture, Empyrean Forge, LaVian & Co, Phedora, Prism and Kultivate Magazine. In addition, this year’s event will feature 2D and 3D artists for the first time with an Art show sponsored by Kultivate Magazine. Add to that the 4 Tribute concerts, 12 DJ Dance Parties, 7 Live Music Artist Shows, 9 Fashion Shows, the 10L Hunt, Silent Auctions, Art Auction and you have one must-visit event.

Designers will be providing exclusive creations with 100% of the sales of those items going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with a fine selection of the newest and most popular designs donating a percentage as well.

For a complete listing of events and more details on this year’s event, please visit the website: http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com

This year’s event officially opens to the public on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am SLT and will close at 11:59 pm SLT on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Together we can make a difference!

Those who are unable to attend but wish to support the cause, may visit the Model’s Giving Back official donation page at https://fundraise.nbcf.org/mgb2016 where donations can be made directly using a variety of means.

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About Models Giving Back

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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 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.

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Rock Your Rack Preview – Don’t I Look Pretty in Pink?

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I have another Rock Your Rack preview for y’all today, and it’s PINK! Look at it! This is the “After Party” dress from Hidden Kitten. I’m going to be honest–prior to my involvement with Rock Your Rack this year, I’d never heard of this store. That’s one of the things that I truly love about blogging for fashion events in Second Life–no matter what your cup of tea, so to speak, you’re bound to find something new and exciting that you absolutely love, and I have to say I’ve found a hidden gem in Hidden Kitten.

Did you like my play on words there? Aren’t I clever?

So anyway, this morning I was suffering from fashion withdrawal, and when I woke up, I was excited to see that I had received a message from the wonderful Eleya Kenin with a blogger pack from Hidden Kitten. One of the best parts about receiving these preview items is actually opening them up–it’s a little bit like Christmas coming early, especially for those of us in Second Life who like to spend our lindens on fun and adorable new things.

I was absolutely delighted with this dress. The design is simple, but it’s pretty and it makes a statement. It’s also HUD controlled, with two color options for each “half” of the dress (I chose the lighter pink on the top and the darker on the bottom–you can make the dress one uniform color, but I wanted to showcase both of the color options in this post).

This is my first year being involved in Rock Your Rack as anything more than an excited event-goer. Ironically, I feel as though this event holds a more special place in my heart this time around, which makes me even more honored to have been chosen as a blogger for this event. Earlier this year, I found a lump, and I got scared. I have a BRCA1 gene mutation, and what that means is that in my lifetime, my risk of developing breast cancer is greatly increased. My risk is further increased because several members of my family have actually fought breast cancer. Everything came back fine, and the lump was nothing more than a weird fatty deposit, but I’ll be keeping a closer eye on things from now on, and I’ve even convinced my mother to do the same.

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The clutch here is not a coincidence. It’s the My Lil Trophy clutch, a RYR 2015 Hunt item available at Hidden Kitten, and it’s available in several lovely colors. The pink goes really well with the After Party dress, so I chose it.

Anyway, this year, when I heard that I had been chosen to blog for RYR, I was super excited. This year’s RYR is the third one, and it’s a fundraising event for the National Breast Cancer Foundation sponsored by Models Giving Back–a group I’ve heard lovely stories about and admired since I dove into the modeling world. Being involved in this event in any capacity is absolutely fabulous to me, and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to see some of the wonderful exclusive items available at this year’s event.

I just wanted to say that. I know I’ve shared a few previews this week, but I can’t remember if I mentioned WHY an event like this is something that you should check out. It’s not just the fabulous fashions and other awesome items to enhance your Second Life. It’s a chance to pimp the pink, save the tatas, and really be a part of something wonderful.

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Because everyone needs a back view, right?

This year’s RYR event starts on September 26th–that’s NINE (9) days away. I’ll be doing my best to bring you sneak peeks and updates as the event draws nearer and progresses. If you want to check it out but you don’t have a lot of free time, don’t dret! You have until October 11th to check everything out!

In the meantime, if you want the details on the fabulousness pictured above, check it out:

Shape – Mine
Skin – ^^Swallow^^ Joia (Peach 01)
Hair – ::Exile:: Hearts Don’t Break Even (Marone)
Hands – Slink AvEnhance Hands (Elegant)
Eyes – IKON Sunrise Eyes (Azure)
Eyeshadow – Zibska Anouska (08)
Cheeks – Madrid Solo Period Designs “Hustle” (Blush, Moles, and Freckles Only)
Lips – Zibska Lurine Lips (05)
Necklace – F I N E S M I T H Heartless Necklace (pink) ***Group Member Gift***
Dress – Hidden Kitten “After Party” *****Rock Your Rack exclusive–available 9.26-10.11*****
Clutch – Hidden Kitten “My Lil Trophy” (Pink) *****Rock Your Rack in-store Hunt Item*****
Poses – *PosESioN*