Last week I was contacted by a woman named Joslin Bernard. She lives in Seattle, but she’s a former resident of Tacoma and she has a good cause that I feel people who come to this site would want to know about. It’s called ‘Babes For Boobs’. It’s a cancer charity. Next Thursday my mother-in-law is going to have cancer surgery. She’s been fighting cancer for the last year. So cancer charities are something I pay a lot more attention to now. I feel bad that I didn’t before. What Joslin and the others are doing with Babes For Boobs is good for cancer and fun. I’m glad that Joslin and Babes For Boobs could take the time to be part of this week’s 5 Question Friday.
1. What is your personal history with cancer?
We are a group of friends, and friends of friends who decided to get together and take a stand against breast cancer. Most of the women involved in this project have had a friend or relative that has battled cancer at one point. Sisters Joslin and Darci have a mother who fought and defeated breast cancer, Babes for Boobs was founded in her honor.
2. How did Babes For Boobs get started?
In 2010 a group of us wanted to participate in a breast cancer walk. We were looking for a fun way to raise money and came up with this idea. We ran with it and within a week we had 12 models and a photographer lined up! Our photographer, Derek Johnson, stepped in and made it all happen. He had the experience we didn’t, and Babes For Boobs was born!
3. Where did you get the idea for the calendar?
I’m not sure how I came up with it. I was just sitting at home brain storming and it hit me! Instead of just asking for money, we could “sell” something that people would enjoy and would support a cause. At first it was said jokingly, but when I told my sister she loved the idea. We ended up shooting a few weeks later. Derek took the photos, edited them, created the calendar and even set up our website!
4. How can people get involved with Babes For Boobs?
They can “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BabesforBoobs, share the love on their wall, buy a calendar, or become a model in next years calendar. Our website is http://www.babesforboobscalendar.com
5. What do you see for the future of Babes For Boobs?
We would love to gain 501c3 status and have this be a huge money maker. We want to continue supporting cancer research, education and help fund things like mammograms for women that can’t afford them. The sky is the limit for Babes for Boobs!
I want to thank Joslin for taking the time to be part of this. I wish her and her group the best of luck. For more information about Babes For Boobs, check out the links above.
If, like Joslin, you think you might want to be part of 5 Question Friday, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.