Posted on October 01, 2006 at 04:14 AM
October 1st marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease, like OI, which currently does not have a cure. Our sister's in blogging over at a site called www.boobiethon.com are holding their 5th annual "Boobie-thon" where they encourage both women AND men to send in pictures of their covered and uncovered breasts to raise money for Breast Cancer research.
Here is some info from their press release:
Boobies. Although they come in all shapes and sizes (large, small, saggy and perky), they have one thing in common: The ability to develop cancer.
Even though there is no cure yet, the fifth annual Blogger Boobie-Thon is doing its part to make cancer a thing of the past.
From October 1-7, bloggers from across the globe can submit pictures of bare and covered breasts to raise money for breast cancer causes.
Founded in 2002 by Florida blogger Robyn Pollman (www.shutterblog.com,) the Boobie-Thon has grown into a well-known event, raising over $26,000 for breast cancer and blogger-charity causes, with over 1500 people contributing pictures. The event raised $9240 between October 1-8, 2005, with $1355 going to a secondary charity: The American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Fund. The rest of the donations were donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
So if you get a chance, check out their site, and maybe consider donating (in whatever way you see fit) to their cause.
I think we owe it to the women in our lives to help put a stop to breast cancer. And now, back to our regularly scheduled blogathon for OI.