Shirtless for Breast Cancer

I recently learned about a great project launched by the innovative people of the Steelhead Region called ‘Shirtless for Breast Cancer’…

October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the US, and this year it is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Last year was the inaugural year for the Shirtless for Breast Cancer fundraiser and the Calendars and Thinc Book, featuring photos submitted by Avatars kind enough to go tastefully topless for the cause, have raised more than L$22,000 for the nonprofit organization is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. All medical information on the organization’s web site and in their printed materials is carefully reviewed by a Professional Advisory Board consisting of over 60 practicing medical professionals from around the world. (

Avalon Gallery Owner, Photographer and Photojournalist PJ Trenton brought this worthy cause to our attention via the Avalon Ning. He shared a call for volunteers on behalf of his friends in Steelhead and already Avalon has taken to the challenge and run with it, with some of our most esteemed community members already turning in their contributions. (Including yours truly!)

Both male and female volunteers are needed, so uncover your assets and take a tasteful snapshot of yourself for a great cause! You may contact Annechen Lowey from within SL if you have any questions. Following, you will find the requirements for submission. Have fun, put a creative twist to it that represents who you are, your philosophy or your niche in SL… and don’t forget the sunscreen!

The shots not selected for the calendars will be included in the 2010 book, and your inclusion in either depends on the submission fitting the technical requirements:

1) Submissions should be 2048 x 2048 square FULL PERMISSIONS PNGs. These may be e-mailed to

2) Please keep the composition TASTEFUL – Art, not smut, please.

3) No Minors. Diminutive adults, fine – but we wish to stay legal with this. Legal-age avatars only for values of the American legal system (18 years old or older), no exceptions, not even for time travellers.

4) Submissions are to be sent to Annechen Lowey BEFORE 1800 SLT on 1 September 2009.

LATE Submissions will not be considered.


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