Tomorrow (Saturday, 2/18) there's going to be a Second Life-based celebration/real world fundraiser for Fran Seranade, recently featured in WIRED's Backchannel for a very good reason: Using Second Life has helped her recover from symptoms of her Parkinson's, and she's worked with her family to create an SL-based community for other people with Parkinson's. Which is why the birthday party is also a fundraiser, with Linden Dollars converted into real cash that'll go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
And, oh yeah: FRAN IS TURNING NINETY. (Which quite possibly makes her the most senior of all SL users.) If you're lucky, you may even get a chance to dance with Fran. (If you can keep up with her, but you probably can't).
More event details below courtesy her daughter Barbie Alchemi:
- Birthday Bash Benefit - Fran Turns 90
- Saturday February 18th 3-9pm SLT
- 6 Hours of Live Music
- CP Swing Ballroom on Creations Park
- All donations go to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
- Attire: Formal or 40's vintage
- 3:00 Max Kleene
- 4:00 Agatha
- 5:00 Greg Kat
- 6:00 DirtyDee Sweetwater
- 7:00 Robbie Downing
- 8:00 Quartz
"Fran said she did not want a 90th Birthday Party in Real Life, she only wanted a party in Second Life. And this will be a Birthday Bash to remember with 6 hours of live music."