Spreading The Love
That is why SpreadingTheLove is such an important part of BoomerBabesLife because collectively we are one huge global HEART!
So how can we do this? Some of the ways include our events such as BubblesBrunch&Business and our LadiesWhoBrunch which have our fundraising raffles. Our general events which ALWAYS have fundraising attached. Our ‘call outs’ from time to time when we learn of a specific situation that could do with some BoomerBabesLife Love.
Samuel Johnson, the wonderful ‘Aussie Larikin’ actor, lives and breaths fundraising for the organisation that he created with/for/ and because of his sister Connie. LoveYourSister is the beautiful NotForProfit organisation that we support in Australia.
‘Love Your Sister’ is a million-strong village of everyday Aussies committed to vanquishing all cancers with hard science.
It started with an insane dare. Co-Founder Connie Johnson dared her younger brother, actor Samuel Johnson tounicyclearound the country in the face of her terminal diagnosis with breast cancer. Their aim? To remind every mum in the land to check their boobs.
So? How can you participate? Easy…
1) Join us at your next local BubblesBrunch&Business and our LadiesWhoBrunch
2) Become a Paid BoomerBabesLife Member
3) Donate at our special LoveYourSister/BoomerBabesLife
4) Share all of the above with your friends and family and help us help others – Click here
#HeartsOnLegs… Yes indeed that is who we BoomerBabes are! Being part of change is so much fun…and satisfying. Contributing is part of our collective Legacy… Thank You
Our BoomerBabesLife partnership with Love Your Sister is part of the contribution/giving back the element of what we do!
Thank you Samuel Johnson for what you have created… We are with you!
“I’ll cut to the chase. Mum killed herself, finally, after countless attempts, by the time I was 3. By all accounts, I was lucky not to grow up with her. She was extremely unstable and found life to be the most dreadful and onerous undertaking. My sister Hilde found her dead. She was 12 years old.
Hilde was late that day. She blamed herself of course. Which 12 years old wouldn’t? What if she hadn’t gone straight up those housing commission stairs, instead of delaying, delaying, because she didn’t know which mum she was going to get that day? At that dreadful moment, she came to understand the importance of a minute. For Hilde, a minute is a long time. Hilde taught Connie about the importance of minutes while I was off-grid being a celebrity fuckup. Then Connie got sick and she taught me, and us, that now is awesome. But our ‘Now is Awesome’ ethos is born from Hilde’s understanding of the significance of every single minute.
Before the start of this tour, I threw Hilde’s minutes back in her face. Full gauntlet. I challenged her to take leave from her job and use her minutes with me out on the road. To write more, as she had always wanted to. I promised they’d be the best minutes of her life. That now could be more awesome. My argument? That until she threw away time completely she’d be stuck with ticking in her head forever.
She didn’t need much encouragement. Before I knew it she was on the road with me, she’d written her first novel and she had bagged a high-end publisher. My big sister Hilde punched out no ordinary novel, at the tender age of 50, between Love Your Sister fundraisers. I like to think we nourished her towards it.
So, whilst this post isn’t exactly about fundraising for cancer, it is about family, which is what we’re all about, so I hope you don’t mind me deviating away from cancer research briefly to boast about our most brilliant sibling. The one who, behind the scenes, has always shone the brightest. The one who showed Connie and me how to be. Our mum, when mum left.