My Great Grandma used to tell us girls “Your chest will get bigger if you let the boys play with them to much.” Yeah that was my grandgrannie, bless her heart. I miss her so much. I learned later on what she really meant. I’m sure you have heard the old baseball sayings from guys growing up… “I made it to first base (kissing). She let me go to 2nd base (messing around with the chest area). I made it to 3rd base (below the belt area) and so on.
Save 2nd Base is a cheeky clothing line with a no laughing matter purpose- to help raise money and awareness for 2 breast cancer organizations. Save 2nd Base was named by Kelly Rooney. Kelly was a wife and mother to 5 kids. With no family history of breast cancer and previously all clear mammograms Kelly battled breast cancer for 3 years. In 2005, for the Breast Cancer Philadelphia 3 Day Walk, Kelly designed the original flamingo pink Save 2nd Base t-shirt with the 2 baseballs at chest level for her team to wear for the walk. Half of the money raised by Save 2nd Base goes to the Kelly Rooney Foundation, an affiliated nonprofit started by Rooney’s husband. The remainder of Save 2nd Base profits support breastcancer.org, an organization dedicated to providing women with complete, up-to-date information about the disease.
Though breast cancer is no laughing matter we can help fight the disease with humor as Kelly did to the end. Even in the face of Stage IV breast cancer, Kelly Rooney kept her sense of humor. Kelly passed away on July 11, 2006 at the age of 43. Through her memory, she continues to be the creator of the smiles that are provided by these t-shirts and other Save 2nd Base branded products. Some may feel the t-shirts are too direct but as Kelly’s sister Erin Dugery (co founder along with friend Kelly Day) of Save 2nd Base said “They’re a very in-your-face thing, but cancer is a very in-your-face thing.” So I have been wearing my Save 2nd Base t-shirt with pride and a smile. I’d also like to get the “Trish” green camo shirt. I’m a backwoods country girl so that shirt is just my style.
BUY it. You can go to Save2ndBase.com to more read about Kelly, Save 2nd Base and to make a purchase to help support a great cause.
WIN it! 2 Mama Bee Does readers will win a pink Save 2nd Base fitted t-shirt in size XL (womens size 8/10) thanks to Save 2nd Base. You can check the site for measurement sizing.
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This giveaway is open worldwide. It will close May 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm ET. Of the valid entries I will use random.org to choose a winner. The winner will have 48 hrs to respond or I will draw another winner. Good luck!
disclaimer: I received shirts from Save 2nd Base, free of charge, for the purpose of this post and giveaway.