it’s blogger boobiethon time :: donate cash and/or pix :: save boobies :: oct 1 -7 2010
If boobies bother you - yeah, you, over there, in the back - please go elsewhere for the next week.
A few years ago, I got in on the ground level of what would become the blog world’s most insane breast cancer fundraiser. Of course, we had no idea what was happening at the time. We just wanted help pay for a trip to Florida for a girl that could have really used one. We bloggers got a wee bit too excited, and donated way more than was needed for the plane ticket. Robyn donated the overage to Komen and the fundraiser was born. (There’s a more in-depth history, written by Robyn herself, available here.)
Anyhoo, with the exception of one year, I’ve been involved ever since. I’ve given my cash, my time, and yes, my rack.
Seriously, it’s quite astonishing to realize that my boobies have been made available on teh interweb since 2002. It’s not something I would normally do and I’m never quite 100% with posting pictures of The Girls online, but… I look at it like this: if some guy wants to pony up $50 to see a picture of my nekkid boobies, then more power to him. Give the cash to a good cause and enjoy the view. It’s just skin. At the end of the day, I still have my boobies. Thousands of men and women aren’t so lucky.
I didn’t used to have a “real” reason to get involved… I just did it because I’m a girl. I have boobies. I want to keep my boobies.
Then, a couple of years ago, I got my reason. A few months ago, I got my other reason…
As if I didn’t have enough different versions of cancer in my extended family, now I’ve got breast cancer attacking my loved ones.
This. Stops. Now.
Please check out the Boobiethon’s website and learn how you can help out.
The boobies (and those of us attached to them) thank you very much.
——> If you’re not comfortable with the Boobiethon’s modus operandi, please don’t hold that against any of us who participate. We all have our opinions about the best way to fundraise and this is something I look forward to doing every year. I do not consider it softcore pr0n or exploitation or anything else that has been flung at us… your opinion has been noted and duly ignored.
Yes, this is the same entry from last year. Get over it.