Ahh, fall is in the air (though I’m fighting it. I’m not ready for fall yet), I see all the accouterments that go with fall: changing leaves, marigolds, pumpkins. And you know what pumpkins remind me of? Boobies. And you know what boobies remind me of? The annual BOOBIETHON. The annual Boobiethon is a cause near and dear to my heart, because, while I didn’t actually start the Boobiethon, I’m happy to be the reason it started. If I hadn’t been alone one Thanksgiving, and if I hadn’t had such awesome friends who were so stinking stubborn about getting me to them (being newly single, I had no money at the time) so that I didn’t have to be alone, the Boobiethon wouldn’t have gone on to raise nearly $75,000 towards cancer research. For a blogger to go on to do that year after year to raise that much, well it’s humbling to say that I was a part of that.
And this past year, I’ve had about five friends diagnosed with cancer. Four with breast cancer. Four. All within weeks of each other. I can’t tell you how sad and disheartening this is for me. My friend’s are young, healthy, vibrant women, who don’t deserve to get cancer. No one deserves to get cancer, and this is a disease that should be eradicated. Thanks to all of the people that have donated over the years, I’m grateful. Even if it was a small amount. It’s people like you that have made it possible for my friends to call themselves survivors. Cancer didn’t beat them. So this year, I’ll be making an extra special effort to post about the boobiethon. Over the past few years, becoming a new mother and buying a house and well, life just got in the way. This year, I’m so happy to have my friends. Cancer isn’t a death sentence anymore.
The annual Boobiethon runs from October 1st to October 7th. You can donate directly to Komen, submit your “rack shot” or help my friend, Wendy, my hot internet wife, who unfortunately, got laid off right after her diagnosis. Despite her hard knocks, she barely complained and always had a positive attitude. You can also donate your time and help volunteer, or donate goods or services. Mel, a longtime friend, and organizer of the boobiethon is always looking for help in any way.
Please consider helping out, any way you can. Thanks.