8th Annual Blogger Boobie-Thon Breaks $13K!

Can I just say, speechless.  Totally speechless and blown away and I would say that I was about ready to pass out around 9pm tonight, but now I am so pumped up I couldn’t sleep if I tried.  Our final numbers are in and they are truly amazing, more than I ever dreamed.  We would have been thrilled to see $10,000—and then $11,000 came and there was JOY!  Simple Bliss!  But this…this is crazy.

Our little 8th Annual Blogger Boobie-Thon has raised $13,205.00, of which $11,607.25 goes to Komen and $1,597.75 goes to our Bloggers Helping Bloggers recipient, DaGoddess!

We kicked off a week ago, October 1st at 12:01am and as I sit here writing this at 12:05am on October 8th, I can not believe all that we have accomplished.  Not just the 1,101 photos that were submitted.  Or the 201 number of donations received.  We brought awareness to a very serious disease that everyone of us is at risk of getting.  And we did it because we don’t want another life taken.  That is what Boobie-Thon is about.  People can call us porn and they can scream that we’re objectifying woman and reducing them (us) to nothing but a pair of boobies.  BUT, we know better. We know why we work so hard and put in so much effort.  Not to show a naked pair of breasts on the internet.  You can go to a ton of websites to get that.  But you’re not gonna make a difference there.  But here you can and if we can get people to notice this horrendous disease by posting a pair of racks…we’re gonna keep on doing it! 

Year after year after year after year.  Because…we know better.

I have so many thoughts racing around my brain and so many thank you’s to give.

Thank you to our founder, Robyn, for starting a little campaign 7 years ago called Boobies To Florida—who knew what was to come!

And then, then there are all of the people who donated. You guys came out with your wallets open and ready to give.  In this economy?  This much money?  THANK YOU!  Thank you for getting us here!

And what would the Boobie-Thon BE without any boobies?  How do we thank all of the photo participants for baring all to save them all? It’s unconventional to save the least yet so many of you come full force and give it all you got.  We really wouldn’t be the Boobie-Thon without your support.  Our sincerest thanks for understanding what why we’re hear and wanting to take part in it as well. 

Of course, a huge thank you must go out to our dedicated volunteers...you committed to giving of your time and you sat in those computer chairs and refreshed your little hearts out waiting for more photos to arrive, more donations to come in, more information to tweet out.  And then some of you came back the next day to do it all over again.  Bless your hearts!  It is amazing how many people want to help the Boobie-Thon and work for us, for free! Thank you for all of your time and for caring about us and for giving to us. 

And I have to say, a special thank you…to Misty, Jenn and Joelle.  The three of you keep me balanced and somewhat sane and totally functioning.  You are all BAD ASS and wonderful and amazing human beings. You listen to me, you cry with me, you laugh with me.  You make this job easier and without you here, I don’t know what I would do.  I doubt I could get through 7 days of non-stop Boobies without you all.  You each mean so much to me and I am so glad to have you as my friends and personal cheerleaders.  Thank you. Thank you so much.

Not sure if I have to say this, but we’ll be back to do it ALL OVER AGAIN in 2010!  Be sure to sign-up for our mailing list if you haven’t already.  Tomorrow we’ll be announcing the winner of the Moxie Girls Giveaway, so hang tight for that.

Thank you all so very much!!

 

 

Post by: Mel
12:18 AM on Thursday, Oct 08 2009
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