Good Day ...


Square shaped bars of soap with a positive message. Good way to start the day, don't you think? Know what else is good? God. And perfect strangers. Remember my friend Jodie's paddle to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research? Well, last Thursday (post paddle) donations were at $9k but literally spiked to $93k overnight! And as of this morning donations are at $122,528! She has exceeded her goal of $100k! All with a little help from her whale friend she dubbed "Larry." Apparently his journey with her was highly unusual and the footage is so amazing that every major network has run segments on her paddle with "Larry" giving them global recognition. And perfect strangers are behind the majority of these $5, $10, and $20 donations. I know sometimes we tend to lose faith in our fellow humans, but this is a day to regain that faith. It's a good day!

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8 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

That is amazing what she's doing. And I love those soaps... I recently discovered that my husband is a soap snob. Who knew? I bet he'd love these... if they are the right density. ha!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Love the whale story! Amazing animals they are, our research finds they are almost human like.
We pat the water to attract them, so it was really the paddling that caused thier interest. Apparently her paddling caused alot of interest. I will stop over with a donation.

ceo said...

Thanks for sharing great story.....

xxx
CEO

La Feem said...

That is incredible, I gotta say when I saw Jodie front and center on my Yahoo home page I knew this was a bigger deal than I original realized! So amazing she exceeded her goal, the whale knew she needed the help........love it.

pen.ny said...

Oh my god. This is one the best things I've read lately. Perfect strangers are the best. Really wonderful news for Jodie!!

Also, um WHERE CAN I GET THAT SOAP! I think this might be the most beautiful image I've ever seen!!!!

Chasey and Cash said...

That's awesome!! I saw it on the front page of Yahoo over the weekend!! I read it here first, but was really excited when I saw it go mainstream! Way to go Jodie!

Happenstance said...

DB & Pen.ny: These soaps are for a new men's skincare line–aren't they great?! Although I cannot locate them online yet only the company that created their identity:( So we'll have to just keep checking.

Everyone: I know, just when I think I'm done posting about Jodie's paddle something else happens. It's been amazing all around. Not sure if you realize, but her business partner and paddle trainer passed away just 2 weeks prior to the paddle so needless to say she's been thru a whirlwind these last several weeks. But she's managing to keep her chin up.

Bumpkin: So nice of you to donate:)

Brandi said...

There's nothing like good news. I'm so glad to hear Jodie's fundraising has gone so well. And this soap -- I just may be inspired to start using bar soap again, especially since it has such a happy message.

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