I can’t believe I forgot to mention this until now. I tweeted it on October 1st, and then completely spaced.
It’s the 8th Annual Boobiethon!!!
This started out as a lark — one friend trying to raise money for a plane ticket to get another friend to Florida for the holidays, via blegging. It worked so well, they had money left over. Instead of keeping it, they decided to donate it to Komen. And so, a cause was born in 1991. The Boobiethon.
Both of the friends were also friends of mine, at the time — though we’ve since grown apart — and so I’ve been a supporter for 7 of the 8 years. (The one year that I missed, I had just moved to St Louis, and paypal couldn’t validate my new account in time. This is back in the stone age, when paypal only allowed checking accounts for funding.) I’ve also sent in pictures several years, but I’ve never told which years, and I’m not going to start now.
It’s just everyday bloggers, girls next door, sending in flirty but not offensive pictures of their cleavage — in exchange for your donations to Komen. They’re fun and sexy, but no faces or names are shown. And there’s a special page, if you donate $50 or more (which I always do), which shows a lot more skin. This section tends to be even more clever and creative, but my favorite of any year so far is just saran wrap. Sounds boring but it works. Some of the pictures in all sections are simple, some are artistic, some are fun, all are boobies.
The main page (linked above), and the page with instructions on how to donate, are always work-safe. The rest, uh, no.
Go check out the pictures, and then donate. Who doesn’t love boobies? Who doesn’t hate breast cancer? And really, after the year I’ve had, the life you save may be mine.
Hurry! It ends tomorrow! (But in the past, the pay-per-boobies password has worked for a while after the end.)