Bid4aCure is a fund-raiser event and is in its fifth year. The group raises money for diabetes research for member organizations of the International Diabetes Federation: Diabetes UK and the American Diabetes Association. Each year in Second Life the group hold its signature Bid4aCure Date Auction to raise money for which the proceeds are shared equally between the member organizations.
I'd become aquatinted with the cause, along with Jocelyn Sands and team that runs Bid4aCure two years ago when I interviewed her for an article which appeared in the SL Newspaper. The cause itself had become a personal one for me that year and I am grateful for both the efforts put forth by Ms Sands and the Bid4aCure crew. Each year since, I have provided my support for them. Last year the team raised over 900,000, which when you take in account the global economy, it was a remarkable success. As noted previously, the high light event of the drive and favorite of mine is the date auction. Yours truly had been on the block two years running and will again this year.
Event Date: Sunday September 25, 2011
Event Time: 11 AM PDT/SLT until it ends
Event Location: Bid4aCure Event Park
Even if you're not interested in the bidding, do stop by and make a contribution and enjoying the entertainment of the event itself.
Hope to see you all there.