9.20.2005

Boob alert!

This Sunday I'm walking in the Race for the Cure on a team sponsored by Feel Your Boobies, a site started by my friend Sharon's friend Leigh. The name just makes me laugh so I had to join up, plus her story is compelling to me: She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 after finding a lump in her breast. Everyone always says young women have such a low risk, but it can happen and we should all be aware, as Leigh says on her site:
Right now, mammograms are targeted only for the over 40 population. For women under 40, feeling your boobies is one of the primary ways to ensure early detection. Somehow telling young women the importance of "self-breast exams" doesn't quite have the same punch as saying "feel your boobies." So you might laugh at the slogan, but hopefully you'll take it seriously and do it... and so will those who see your t-shirt.

Also, the site is built with Homestead, a product I helped build back in the early days of the Internet boom! Anyway, I'm not asking for sponsorship for the walk because there's really not much time until the race (though tax-deductible donations can be made at the SFKomen web site linked above). You can also buy awareness-raising shirts directly from the Feel Your Boobies store.

4 comments:

Mary Tsao said...

What a coincidence! I'm feeling my boobies right now.

ann said...

Love the 'Feel your boobies' store. Thanks for the link.

jfh said...

And I was just thinking of feeling my boobies!

Jennifer said...

Thanks everyone. The race went really well and everybody we passed asked about our shirts... it definitely does get people's attention.