Posts Tagged ‘breast’

How Do People Get To This Blog? With Queries Like “christina loren implants nbc” – Notes on the KNTV NBC Weather Girl

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

I’ll tell you, some days the Internet gets inundated with questions about stereotypical weather girl Christina Loren and some days it does not. I think it mostly* has to do with what outfit she happens to be wearing on that particular day, mostly. This is Monday’s effort:

Is this a job in bay area media? Is Christina “Loren” a journalist? Sort of, I suppose.

I remember seeing this ad three years ago and thinking, gee, this doesn’t seem very Bay Area, how is this going to go?

And it went pretty much like I expected.

Anyway, if you actually care about the weather, Intellicast’s radar can tell you if you’ve got an hour to get to the store and back before it starts raining again, so that’s nice.

*And I think that people all-of-a-sudden care about the weather this week – that’s another factor I’m sure

 

Pinups for Purpose Calendar: 13 Bay Area Breast Cancer Survivors Showcased

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Here’s what they’re doing up in Marin County – they’re selling the Pinups for Purpose calendar in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Now, mark your calendar for this:

“The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar launch event takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Martin Lawrence Gallery, 366 Geary Street, SF from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.”

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Here are the deets:

“The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar featuring Bay Area breast cancer survivors is the culmination of the vision of Jeanette Vonier, the San Rafael-based creative force behind Elegant Images Photography. Specializing in fine art portraiture of families, individuals and romantic boudoir, Vonier conceived the idea of featuring breast-cancer survivors in a playful and elegant photographic style inspired by the pinup imagery of Gil Elvgren and the internationally renowned illustrator, Alberto Vargas.

“The portrayal of these courageous women and one man, all breast cancer survivors, posing with humor–and a touch of sexiness–harkens back to a more innocent and gentle time in our American history, the Forties and Fifties. The execution of the calendar project took a year to complete, and its purpose is to raise funds to benefit Bay Area Breast Cancer Charities. The 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar launch event takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the Martin Lawrence Gallery, 366 Geary Street, SF from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Entrance fee is the price of the calendar!”

More deets, after the jump.

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7th Annual San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer a Huge Success

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

More than 2700 walkers raised more than $6 million this weekend in the 7th Annual San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Sign up by tonight for the 2010 walk and save $20 off the registration fee.

Here’s a team in Golden Gate Park. Click to expand:

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And here’s the finish line at Speedway Meadow, the place where the 2009 Golden Gate Renaissance Faire won’t happen this year. Check the photos.

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Each walker raised at least $1800 in donations from friends. If they didn’t come up with all the dough, then they committed to pay the remainder from their own credit cards. Thusly:

“If you have not yet met your donation minimum you may choose the deferred commitment option to guarantee the minimum donation amount.  A deferred commitment is your promise to fundraise for two months after the event in order to meet your minimum of $1,800.”

(That’s a lot of commitment.)

Speaking of which, check out the Yelp ratings – five stars each from the eleven committed alpha females of course, but only three stars from the sole dude, who points out a little history of the event involving Dan Pallotta and Pallotta Teamworks:

“Litigation lasted until 2005, w/ Avon being awarded $19,525,639.00 of it’s $20 million counterclaim. The court determined that Pollatta had lost money running some of the AIDS Rides & used the profitable Breast Cancer Walk money to pay for losses. A few days after the news the company abruptly laid off its entire staff nationwide & closed the doors.”

Hmmm. Rumors, accusations, and finger-pointing abounded when people found out how much of the money raised was being used to pay Pallotta Teamworks for organizing events all over the country. Of course, Mr. Pallotta defended his thesis about how ya gotta spend money to make money, or something like that. Regardless, there was a backlash against Pallotta and his Lexus and his large HQ, and so, Pallotta Teamworks ain’t putting on the show no mo. Anyway…

Congratulations to all the walkers! See you next year!

More deets after the jump. 

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