After being hopelessly outbid by all and sundry on Caoimhe Lionheart‘s auction for 3 hours of her time that she is donating to Love Donna Flora (that I was going to use for styling advice). I shot down to the benefit sim to see what I could muster on my own steam. There are loads of gems down there and there are still a few days to not only pick up some great pieces, but also give to a worthwhile cause.
For those of you who might have lived under a rock since July 25th, Love Donna Flora is a personal fundraiser for raising money to finance alternative therapies and home nursing care for Squinternet Larnia, the creator behind Donna Flora who has been living with advanced stage breast cancer.
Cajsa Lilliehook wrote a touching piece in AVENUE Magazine chronicling Larnia’s story, from hearing the life-changing news, ceasing her work in Second Life as a result of the pain she was suffering, and more recently, defying the expectations of her doctors by taking her care into her own hands, and actually outliving their dire prognosis. She’s nowhere near out of the woods yet, and her necessary care isn’t free. To help, Lillihook set up “Love Donna Flora”, an event that has brought dozens of great designers and entertainers together to give the sales of their wares to Larnia’s care fund.
I picked up a few things today at the benefit sim, including this Vero Modero Wild Dress that I’m wearing above and below. As I was trying it on, surrounded by all of this selfless generosity, I got to thinking: what could I do to help beyond buying a few things? After briefly chatting things over with Cao, it occurred to me that we could be doing something with Romeo + Juliet to help the cause.
So, to help cap off the end of Love Donna Flora this Sunday, August 11th, I’ll be donating all proceeds from this Sunday’s performance of Romeo + Juliet, and matching all tips received by all performers over that performance. I’ve spoken to the other performers, and the ones I’ve heard back from have agreed to also donate their tips.
So, come and watch us do our bit for Squinternet Larnia, this Sunday at noon SLT, August 11th, and don’t forget to bring your purses and pockets, as we put a little extra Linden love into the greatest love story ever written. I hope you’ll join us!
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