Some things simply rock.
Like these Save 2nd Base T-shirts that raise awareness of and help fund research for breast cancer.
Profiled recently in Newsweek ("Charity: Cancer's New Pitch"), the Kelly Rooney Foundation fights cancer with a lot of levity, and a homemade project for a walk-a-thon turned into a great business and a great way to show your, ahem, support.
Do what I'm doing: Get one of these T-shirts. Or go for some of the other styles (including men's) with more demur phrases like "S2B" or pictures of baseball diamonds. A meaningful 50 percent of proceeds go to the Kelly Rooney Foundation.
And do something else for me. Right now. Click here to donate to my sister and niece's upcoming participation in Race for the Cure in Cincinnati. Select Jessica, Kathleen or Madison Guthrie, or make a general donation.
"Second base" isn't just something to giggle about in grade school. Breasts in general ought to be normalized as early as possible to raise awareness of health issues. A classmate of my son's once was over for dinner and told me in hushed, giggling sputters about a "nasty" book on Indians he had gotten at the school library. I quickly guessed he meant anatomically correct pictures and said, "Hey, I have those parts, and they are not nasty."
That shut him up.
You simply can't know me without knowing my breasts. I was overly blessed in this area. I could play the Inuit Boob Lady in the live production of "The Simpsons Movie." I can't hide them, but I can try to protect them.
Help me and the Kelly Rooney Foundation "Save 2nd Base," and help my sister and nieces "Race for the Cure." It would mean a lot to me.
And to my breasts.