Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Five for fighting
The fifth annual 2006 Boobie-Thon launches on October 1, 2006. Check it out!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Stayin' alive in 2005!
The fourth annual 2005 Boobie-Thon kicks off on October 1, 2005. Stay tuned...
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004
More, more, MORE for 2004!
Shutterblog has details for the upcoming third annual 2004 Blogger Boobie-Thon. The 2004 event will kick off on October 1st and run through October 10th. Stay tuned for more details...
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Saturday, January 24, 2004
Sense of SELF
As mentioned previously, the 2003 Boobie-Thon is mentioned in the February 2004 issue of Self Magazine which just hit the shelves. The "Body Confidence Awards" article starts on page 82 in a tri-fold section of the issue. To see the entire feature (© Self Magazine), please click here.
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Thursday, November 20, 2003
I received the official donation letter from Susan G. Komen in the mail today. This concludes the accounting updates to the 2003 Boobie-Thon. Thanks again for everyone's help, support and donations!
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Monday, October 27, 2003
Hey, Mr. Postman
I received the return-receipt back confirming that Komen received the cashier's check I sent to them on October 23, 2003. (Click below for larger pop-up.) I'll update the site again once I actually have something from Komen themselves.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003
A quick update on this entry. I was contacted by SELF Magazine again yesterday. Here's part of the note:
SELF magazine would like to recognize you (and your Boobiethon) in the February issue for being a promoter of positive body image in women. In addition to raising money for a good cause, your charity sends the message that you don't have to have a porn star body to be proud of it.
I'd like to get a few quotes from you on body image for the story.
<snip of list of interview questions>
That should do it. If you'd prefer to discuss this over the phone, please give me at call at <snip of phone number>. Otherwise, I'll look for an email from you in the next day or two.
Thanks and congrats,
Sr. Staff Writer
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the February 2004 issue!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Earlier today I was able to get -- and send -- a cashier's check to Susan G. Komen via U.S. certified mail with return receipt for $6686.45. You can see the proof below (click for larger pop-ups). I'll update the site again when I get confirmation it's been received! Thanks again everyone! -Robyn
UPDATE: The return-receipt came back confirming Komen received the cashier's check!
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Friday, October 17, 2003
Where's your cash at?
Today the final e-check payments I received cleared, and I was able to move $6433.49 from my PayPal account into my bank account. This transfer could take up to 2-3 business days, so I expect it to be there by next Wednesday.
Now you might notice that even though we raised $6686.45, I only moved over the total balance in my PayPal account of $6433.49. This is because PayPal requires you to upgrade to its premier account in order to process credit card payments. By doing so, each credit card donation had an amount automatically deducted by PayPal (2.9%+ $0.30 USD) before I ever saw it in my PayPal account. However, I posted the full amount of each donation on the donations page. Then at the end of the Boobie-Thon (as my husband and I also did last year), we donate the total amount that PayPal has deducted to "break even" and give Komen the published / donated amount on the site.
This year, we will be donating an additional $252.96 out of pocket -- so when that amount is added to the amount transferred of $6433.49 -- this will bring us to a cashier's check mailed next week for a total of $6686.45.
I will update the site again once payment has been mailed to Komen.
posted by robyn at 01:14 PM | Comments (6)
That's a wrap!
I'm pleased to announce that we have now officially wrapped the 2003 Boobie-Thon. Our final donation totals were a whopping $7045.45 raised since October 1st -- with $6686.45 going directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The remaining $359.00 went to the "Run For Their Lives - PAWS Chicago 8K" as the bloggers helping bloggers portion of the Boobie-Thon.
So what happens next? Well I received quite a few e-check payments today, so those have to clear first. PayPal says this usually takes 4-5 business days, which will put it roughly on October 17, 2003. After that, I have to transfer the total PayPal funds to my bank account. PayPal says this usually takes 2-3 business days. Hopefully by October 22, 2003, all funds will have cleared the necessary channels and I can send a cashier's check to Susan G. Komen. Just like last year, I will update this blog every step of the way so that you can follow my progress. And of course when received, I will post the official donation letter from Komen just like I did in 2002.
Thanks so much to everyone who's linked, sent photos, and donated to the cause this year. Look for us to be back in 2004! -Robyn
UPDATE: Don't forget to click here each day to fund free mammograms from thebreastcancersite.com! "Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year."
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Saturday, October 11, 2003
Thirteen new boobie pics are up on the photos page (including two of a very important pair, and another reason we're doing this again this year) -- as well as five new man-rack pics. And there are two new pics up on the "pay-per-boobie" site. That makes over 75 photos on that page now!
Submissions and donations end at 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight -- about 90 minutes away! Hop to it!
posted by robyn at 10:21 PM | Comments (0)
I'd have to say it was a good day.
I'm back now and just got all of the day's donations recorded. I'll be working through all of the remaining photos submitted here in a bit. We're down to T-minus three hours and counting 'til this thing wraps up. Thanks to everyone for their help and support this year! Stay tuned...more updates to follow shortly...
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Friday, October 10, 2003
Go OU - beat the helloutta texas!
All submissions and donations made after this posting will be added to the site tomorrow.
Please keep in mind that Saturday is a religious holiday for Sooner fans, as OU takes on the 'whorns in the Cotton Bowl. I obviously will be nowhere near my computer during this time. So hang tight -- we'll wrap this sucker up in style tomorrow night. That means if you've been slow getting your photos in, or have a few more to submit to add to the others you've sent, you'd better get to it! Catch ya' later... Boomer Sooner!
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It's the weekend!
Five new boobie pics up on the photos page...including Yankee representation.
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I can finally say I'm all caught up on photo submissions! We have ten new boobie pics on the photos page -- including image #200 -- and three new man-racks! And three new pics were just added to the "pay-per-boobies" page as well.
Don't forget -- this all ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT tomorrow so you don't have much time to get your submissions in. And if you've sent pics in the past, you're more than welcome to do so again... Thanks!
posted by robyn at 11:11 AM | Comments (0)
Top o' the mornin' to ya'
Five new pics up on the "pay-per-boobie" page! More updates to follow...
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Thursday, October 9, 2003
Magic eight ball
I just got eight more boobie pics up on the photos page. That's going to be the extent of my ability to update for today... I'll get the rest in the queue up tomorrow, including any new submissions or donations that might come through after this posting.
We'll be sending over $6K to Komen now with two days to go. Thank you all SO much!
posted by robyn at 11:08 PM | Comments (1)
Four new pics up on the "pay-per-boobie" page...
posted by robyn at 10:33 PM | Comments (0)
You Yankees fans had better hop to it... The Sox fans already outnumber you 3-0.
posted by robyn at 05:17 PM | Comments (2)
This is only a test
Ten new boobie pics are up on the photos page. More to follow later today!
posted by robyn at 12:22 PM | Comments (0)
I'm only happy when it's complicated
Ten new boobie pics went up on the photos page overnight, and eleven new photos are up on the "pay-per-boobie" site. Slowly but surely, I'm doing my best to catch up...
posted by robyn at 05:41 AM | Comments (0)
Wednesday, October 8, 2003
The day after the night before
Well I just didn't get accomplished today what I had hoped to -- I do apologize. I'm finally caught up on contacting donors and getting participant URLs online. All previously published photo communication is up to date. I only added one new photo to the photos page tonight -- but it's a great one! Unless of course you're a Yankees fan...
I have 28 e-mails with photo attachments to wade through tomorrow, so don't go away just yet. I'm getting my sea legs again and hopefully soon we'll be back to your regularly scheduled boobage. Thanks everyone.
P.S. Looks like the Boobie-Thon made it on Houston's 94.5, The Buzz. Boomer Sooner!
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Happy "hump day"
A few announcements as I start my day online... First of all, the greatest hosting company in the world was sneaky and purchased the domain boobiethon.com for the site, to use now (and in the future). So huge thanks to them!
I finally have the donors pages caught up to speed. We've now raised over $5K for Komen alone -- that's over quadruple what we sent them last year!
I've started wading through the backlog of photo submissions and URL requests (since I took the evening off yesterday), and have 10 new boobie pics on the photos page. That will be slow-going this afternoon as I have an appointment here in a bit. I'll try to get back on them in the early evening. Please be patient!
posted by robyn at 12:26 PM | Comments (4)
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Ob la di, ob la da
Sorry for the lack of updates this evening. Not feeling well. I'll catch up with donations and submissions in the morning... 'Til then, night y'all. Thanks for stopping by!
posted by robyn at 11:16 PM | Comments (6)
We get stacks and stacks of letters
New photos just added! Ten new boobie pics to the photos page -- including our 150th photo and two man-racks. Also five new photos added to the "pay-per-boobies" page.
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