Sep 5, 2010

Saving Second Base is Planning BoobieThon 2010 Activities

Friday evening in Second Life found a committee of the group, Saving Second Base, in the Green Fairy pub in Winterfell discussing the serious issues surrounding the fun and irreverent fund-raising events planned for our 3rd Annual BoobieThon.

Miss Serra Anansi and I began raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in conjunction with the real life BoobieThon back in 2008.  The often educational, but always humor-filled and enjoyable events have assisted in raising nearly $5000.00 US for breast cancer research and treatment in the last two years.  We are hopeful that 2010 will be even more successful.

For new readers of my blog, let me share a bit of history about BoobieThon in general. was started back in 2002 as a joke, really.  Several friends decided to use the power of the internet to help a newly divorced friend get a plan ticket to spend Thanksgiving with friends rather than alone.  The group easily raised the monies needed for the plane ticket ($359.00) and then having a greater appreciation for the good that was able to be done, they kept the site up.  In the words of the BoobieThon founder, Robyn Pollman:
It was then we realized that we had the power to really turn this into something real. Not a joke. But a way to save lives. The plane ticket was purchased as cheaply as possible and we kept the drive going to raise as much money as we possibly could for breast cancer. After all if we were going to use photos of boobies to raise money — we might as well try to save them along the way!
This is BoobieThon's 9th year and we in Second Life are proud to do even more to help support their efforts.  You will hear much more about everything that will be happening during the week of October 1-7, 2010, but here is a sampling of events:
  • Art Auction - October 1-6, 2010
  • BoobieBalls - October 2, 2010  10:30am-12:30pm SLT & 7:30p-9:30p SLT
  • BoobieThon Salons - October 3, 2010
  • Gypsy Caravan - October 1-7, 2010
  • Designer Vendors - October 1-7, 2010
  • Burlesque for Breasts - October 7, 2010 @ 7:00pm
We'll see you there!

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