Ice and Fire Benefit Event
I am very happy to announce, that the MISS SL and MR SL candidates and models are organizing a benefit event, the ICE AND FIRE event 2016, to support the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V.
The AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. is an organization in my hometown, Essen/Germany, which support HIV infected persons directly with their daily lifes. The AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. team members help i.e. finding an affordable appartment, accompanies for visits at the hospitals, doctors and authorities, provides support for the household and support for the required medication and generally advices in difficult life situations. The AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. also is a center for arriving refugees from all over the world, but especially Africa, to find support. Homeless, drug addicts or poor citizens can get a cheap meal and support in the Bistro Cafe of the organization also. The bistro is open for everyone and offers daily changing healthy meals for just 2,30€, which is about 2,50$. About 200 persons per week make use of this offer and also have the opportunity to get donated food for free twice a week.
The AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V also visits schools and public events to inform about HIV prevention or organizes own events in their bistro with doctors and scientists discoursing about the risks of an HIV infection and how to prevent, respectively to live with an infection safely.
Especially nowadays it is reported that the youth are not aware of the risk to get infected with HIV and that the risk is not limited to the gay community or drug addicts only, but can effect anyone. The rates of HIV infections are raising again and the work of the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. becomes more and more important for our society.
We have organized several successful charity events in Second Life benefiting the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. in the years 2013 and 2014 already, back then with the Lefevre & Hernandoz Foundation, where more than 7.000 USD were collected. As my home is located next to the AIDS-Hilfe e.V. community center and bistro cafe, and I experience the support by their team even by my own, I´m seeing the daily work of the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. directly and am aware of the financial support the organization requires.
The MISS SL Organization team supports the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. to raise awareness of this important cause and to support the so valuable work the team members of the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. provide to so many.
The ICE AND FIRE event begins on October 22, 2016 with a Benefit Gala and a fashion show, provided by MISS SL Agency in collaboration with the MISS and MR SL pageants and results in a one week lasting hunt event, where you can shop EXCLUSIVE creations from the very best, selected, designers at their stores.
Further more will the candidates of the current MR SL 2017 pageant participate in a challenge dedicated to the benefit cause and we are inviting our partners to contribute to the cause with their own events. The ICE AND FIRE event will finish with the MR SL 2017 Grand Finale and exclusive male designs sold to benefit the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V.
As we have done for previous charity events, we will open a special website in the next days, connected to all our social network accounts and we may encourage the usage of the hashtag #iceandfire2016 especially created for our cause. Designers, bloggers, media and event organizer are invited to get involved and will find a sign up form on the website. Informations prior to our publications are provided by the MISS SL Agency team, please contact Aealla Illyar, Ivyana Szondi, me or send an email to email@example.com.
I am very excited for this event as it was my wish to live up my tradition of the HIV Benefit events again after two years and I am very grateful for the support through the MISS SL Organization entitites. In the past it has been, that the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. have expressed their wish to get more involved into Second Life also, in order to raise the awareness for their cause. I know, that the support of Second Life residents will encourage their team for the important work they do and even more I hope that we once again extend our invite to the members of the AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. to join Second Life and to inform and offer support inworld too.
Thanks everyone in advance for your much appreciated support!
The AIDS-Hilfe Essen e.V. (currently in German only):
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