updates made to the 'donors / amount raised' pages overnight when possible.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
2007 Boobie-Thon Website Launched!
We've just launched the new Boobie-Thon website for 2007! More information will be added as we get closer to the event.
However, we have added one new featured called "Share Your Story". Check it out!
We'll see you on the 1st!posted by Mel at 07:38 PM | contact us
RSS Feed Update
If you read us via RSS Feed, our feed has changed. Please update it to:
Thank you!posted by Mel at 07:36 PM | contact us
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Bloggers Helping Bloggers
We have started taking submissions for this year's Bloggers-Helping-Bloggers portion of the event. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday September 19. 2007!posted by Mel at 10:10 AM | contact us
Saturday, August 11, 2007
2007 Boobie-Thon Site Launching Soon!
Hello everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I am busy working on a new site for the 2007 Blogger Boobie-Thon. The Boobie-Thon will run from October1, 2007 to October 8, 2007. Be sure to watch this space for news and info about the event.
Thanks again for your continued support and I am really looking forward to this years event!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Are you ready for some...
We WILL be back in October 2007 - bigger and better than ever before! And we'll be under new management so stay tuned!
Thanks for your continued support!
Sunday, October 8, 2006
And that's the way it was...
The 2006 Boobie-Thon has come and gone. I'd like to take a second to first thank all of our volunteers without whom none of this would be possible. They've worked around the clock making sure you always had new photo content and constant donation updates. They've also helped me and Lisa with a job that's truly outgrown two people - we have three departments, coordinators, and multiple help-desks now. Amazing!
Next, I'd like to thank everyone who donated, submitted photos, linked the site - and even those who were so vocally critical. No publicity is bad publicity and there's been a lot of healthy discussion out there about breast cancer this week and just how to fund a cure for it. That's never a bad thing.
We raised OVER NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS this year we've passed that milestone two years in a row! How incredible is that? (Since 2002, we've raised over $35,000!)
I'll drop by again next week with final updates when I've had a bit more sleep. But for now, as we close another year in the books, I just had to say THANK YOU! Truly, from the bottom of my heart!
P.S. If you've written, you will get a reply. I promise - I want to thank everyone personally. I just need to hug my kids first...posted by Robyn at 12:01 AM | contact us
I'm all verklempt
So. Another year. Each year has brought new aspects to this humble party. We've gotten to know some people who have returned year after year with support through donations and pictures. We've read stories from people who've battled breast cancer and won; we've seen some of our friends succumb to breast cancer and related issues and had their health deteriorate. We've seen pictures from people of all shapes, sizes, and skin tones, all wanting to come together to celebrate breast health and raise awareness in the hopes of saving lives. We've heard so many jokes about cervical cancer it's not funny anymore. But most of all we've raised money toward worthy causes and felt good about having done something that matters.
Among others, here are a few worthwhile notes about this year's Boobie-Thon. We and our volunteers have, in the past two weeks, processed over 1500 emails, published over 900 pictures in over 6 different primary galleries, and posted over 150 entries just with photo submissions. That's a lot! I am truly humbled and amazed by your support.
We've learned a lot. We've reinforced friendships. We've laughed, cried, celebrated, and stressed together. We've been a team. All of us. Those of us behind the scenes and all of you out there, reading this. For this brief time we've worked together toward a common goal and we were successful! Thank you, volunteers, donors, people who linked the Boobie-Thon on your site and directed traffic our way, and especially those of you who influenced other people to donate their money, time, or boobie pictures to the cause. Finally, and foremost, thank you Robyn, for putting your influence and energy into giving a little something back for a fifth year in a row.
Without you, (and you... and you and you and you) there really wouldn't be a Boobie-Thon. Please... talk amongst yourselves....posted by Lisa at 12:01 AM | contact us
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Midnight is almost here...
posted by Robyn at 11:35 PM | contact us
The charity that gives you a little summin' in return
PLEASE NOTE: This main page of the site will always remain work-safe with text updates only, as will the RSS feed linked in the sidebar. Only the photos pages aren't work-safe. Links in the sidebar marked with an asterisk (*) are not considered work-safe either.
posted by Robyn at 10:36 PM | contact us
We are theeeeeees close to cracking the $9K barrier before we wrap. Help us do it! From now until we get to last year's total, or the 'Thon closes, in addition to your $15 or more donation getting the free "pay-per-boobies" login (this login includes access to over 300 photos for 2006, and the passwords to all previous-years' pay galleries as well) - you'll also get your choice of coverd or bare wallpapers.
We are now less than $565 away from matching last year's take - with just under five hours left in this year's Boobie-Thon.
Matching last year's "take" against this year's is somewhat skewed however, because we opened donations a day early in 2005 to coincide with a Wired Magazine feature. And the way the calendar worked out with weekends, that put us open 9 total days last year vs. this year's 7 days.
So should we not quite match last year before all is said and done, the donation amounts are stacked up against 48-hours less and I just can't say "THANK YOU!" enough.
But I can do this... Any donation of $15 or more - until we match the total-take for 2005, or the 'Thon ends, whichever comes first - will get a free "pay-per-boobies" login (this login includes access to over 300 photos for 2006, and the passwords to all previous-years' pay galleries as well).
So if you've been waiting to donate, the clock is literally ticking now. Hurry up!posted by Robyn at 08:17 PM | contact us
Postcards from the edge
Found the following in our comment-inbox this afternoon...
Just a note of encouragement for your goals. I am a survivor who thanks you from the bottom of my heart for what you do and have been doing. Don't let small minded, petty, imbecilic people get to you.
I walk the Breast Cancer 3 Day and the Komen Race in Minneapolis. I know the level of commitment it takes to devote yourself to this cause.
Wish I had thought of it first. But here's one you might want to play with... in a conversation with another survivor- who has had reconstruction (I haven't)- we debated which of us would have the best chance at a wet tee shirt contest. As we batted the idea around, we quickly realised that we could do some serious fundraising around this. And a fundraiser was born. There are five survivors on my team. I am the only one who hasn't had reconstruction. We are now seeking other 3 Day teams that want to share in the fun.
People have to understand that Breast Cancer is about BREASTS! Don't really much care if you like the subject matter or not- that's what it is. We can only cure it if we can say the words.
My thanks again for your awesome work!
"We can only cure it if we can say the words." I couldn't have said it better myself!
Less than six hours to go now for this year's event. DONATE!posted by Robyn at 06:12 PM | contact us
I forget what "8" was for
We've broken $8K in under 7 full-days! WOW! As mentioned earlier,
first donation (it's gone!) - regardless of amount - gets the free "pay-per-boobies" login! Just over nine hours to go until the 2006 event ends... Don't be left out! DONATE!
UPDATE: The free login is gone - check back again soon for another promotion!posted by Robyn at 02:44 PM | contact us
Last call for pictures has come and gone
With little fuss or fanfare, photo submissions are now closed. No exceptions. We have gotten some great pictures in just under the wire and we'll be processing and posting throughout the day on various pages. Some of the best pictures we received just this morning are only for the VIP page and will also be posted shortly if they're not up already. Check back often and donate soon!posted by Lisa at 12:37 PM | contact us
This is your last and final warning:
Photo submissions officially end at noon (12 p.m. EDT) TODAY. No exceptions. This is so all submitted photos can be processed and placed online before the 2006 'Thon ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 10/7.
posted by Robyn at 09:55 AM | contact us
After that, you don't have to go home, but you can't submit photos here. Just over two hours to go now, so get busy!
It's all downhill from here
We now have over 300 photos in our 2006 pay-per-boobies galleries! We've now reached #500 in the female section of the free galleries! WOW! Thank you so much to everyone who's submitted. One more quick reminder...
Photo submissions officially end at noon (12 p.m. EDT) on Saturday, October 7th. No exceptions. This is so all submitted photos can be processed and placed online before the 2006 'Thon ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 10/7.
posted by Robyn at 01:16 AM | contact us
Less than 24 hours to go now 'til we officially close up shop...get those donations in ASAP!