I know. You’re asking your computer screen right now, “Boobie-Thon? What the heck is a Boobie-Thon?” I know that’s what I asked when I stumbled upon it last October for the first time myself!
I think the site’s mission explains it perfectly:
The Boobie-Thon’s mission is to create a fun and lighthearted event that created awareness and raises money for breast cancer research.
It’s that simple. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Boobie-Thon is a fun way to support the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
Did you know*:
- 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their life. That’s 12 – 13% of women.
- In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. (along with 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men). There will also be 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 39,840 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer.
- About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
- In 2010, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
*These statistics come from BreastCancer.Org… for more statistics visit here.
Breast cancer statistics have improved over the years, thanks to a greater awareness of the issue. Awareness brought about by events like Boobie-Thon.
There are countless ways to donate towards the cause of breast cancer research. In its 9th year, Boobie-Thon has grown and become quite successful. In the last 8 years, they’ve raised over $64,000 towards breast cancer research. Only in its first day for 2010, they’re already close to raising $1000.
This week-long event is series business, but also a lot of fun. The best part about it is you have several ways to participate in the fun. You can submit a photo of “the girls.” You can blog about it, tweet about it, add a twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter photos, join the Boobie-Thon fan page, and choose any other number of ways to promote the event. As I said, its all in good, (relatively) clean fun. And its for a great cause.