As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Robyn of Shutterblog has been raising money for Susan G. Komen by organizing a fundraiser every October in which bloggers (and non-bloggers alike) take tasteful photos of their breasts and share them. Dubbed the Boobie-Thon in it’s 2nd year, most photos are free (please give anyway!), but donations of over $50 will grant you access to the “uncovered gallery” where it’s a little bit more naked!
While some consider it lewd, (as Robyn says they get the “same complaints every year”), it’s truly a wonderful, fun and motivating way to celebrate the breasts we’re trying to protect. All photos not in the “uncovered gallery” are anonymous, cover their “unmentionables” either with wet t-shirts, bras or other … *ahem* creative means (like food, toys, Post-Its…). Submissions are accepted from both men and women and those who have been affected by breast cancer are encouraged to participate… to remind us all why we’re doing this.
Boobie-Thon is in it’s 4th year and has been featured in various press and last year, raised $8696.00 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year, partial donations will also go toward victims of Hurricane Katrina. To read more about the Boobie-Thon, please visit their site (this link IS work-safe).