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Friday Fun with None – Giddy Up

January 8, 2010

Yesterday morning, I received a Facebook email from a college friend with the following note:

“Some fun is going on…. just write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. It will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of breast cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before people wonder why all the girls have a color in their status… Haha .”

Thinking I’d have a little fun, too, I posted my status update and passed the email along to my girlfriends… who updated their statuses, and passed the email along to THIER friends.

Of course, one of my ingenious man-friends, whom I’ve known since pre-school, hit me up on chat and promptly guessed what the colorful posts were about. After a little joking around, he came up with the great idea to actually turn this silliness into a REAL FUNDRAISER for breast cancer.

Although this may sound just a wee bit strange, it’s not. A softy at heart, he was feeling for the wife of his co-worker, who was diagnosed with a serious illness on New Year’s Eve. He wanted to do something to help….

This afternoon, I was browsing the news and noticed the following story trending on Sharing Your Bra Color Is the New 25 Things on Facebook. (Gotta love that, although I wish they would have mentioned the event!)

As we discovered last night, the original source of the email is unknown, even to Mashable.

Of course, I’d love to know who hatched this witty email, too. I wonder if the person ever considered the onslaught of rainbow posts it would bring? That their prose would serve as such a great example of how something extremely simple can go viral so quickly, that Mashable would stand up and take note? Or that a slightly mischievous, but very well-intentioned guy would not only see this as a way to get everyone out of their skivvies, but also as an opportunity to do some good along the way?

To do your part, login to Facebook and join the “Friday Fun with None” event. It’s open to anyone, and is for a good cause. (Even if you don’t really participate, show your support by clicking the link to make a donation.)