Hey Bev the Candies Are here!

Our friend and Board Member, Beverly England (known as Samican2 on eBay). Has been one of the most vocal supporters for Bling My Bra since it’s inception in 2009. Bev worked tirelessly last yeas with founder Beth Cherkowsky to promote, promote, promote our cause. And it’s been a blessing to this year’s campaign that she is JUST as active this year! eBay Radio Bra

 Bev is the genius behind last year’s ‘eBay Radio Bra’ and promises a new, improved version this year! 

Last week I received a sweet package from Bev that contained Breast Cancer Awareness mints to include in the

 packages with each Bra that is shipped this year. Just another way Bev wants ALL bidders to know how much we

appreciate their bids and their help – so please BID HIGH AND BID OFTEN on Bling my Bra 2010!

eBay ID/Store: samican2/Grandma Bev’s Stuff
Grandma to many, Assistant organizer of the Chicagoland eBay Seller’s Meet-Up group, and seller of many and varied movies, vintage stuff, and unique finds.

How Bling My Bra Was Born

Beth Cherkowsky (DepressionGlassWarehouse on eBay) realized the power of a group of ordinary people after reading about women getting together to raise money for breast cancer research. She took that idea and ran with it, putting together 2009’s first annual Bling My Bra Giving Works auction campaign on eBay with all proceeds going to this important cause.

In 2009, Beth recruited several eBay friends to help her. Together they solicited donations of handcrafted one-of-a-kind themed art bras to auction off on Ebay – one each day for the month of October 2009 (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Together they raised nearly $3,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement.

This year marks the second annual Bling My Bra Campaign. With the ball already rolling and 12 ambitious volunteer committee members to do the legwork, Bling My Bra strives to double that dollar amount. This year Bling My Bra has its own Ebay seller ID (BlingMyBra); website (blingmybra.com); and blog (blingmybra.com/blog) so that everyone can be a part of promoting and working for this outstanding cause. For more details, contact MediaRelations@blingmybra.com.

The Unboxing Video!

The Excitement Has Begun! I received a huge big ole’ brown box just full of exciting bras that were donated last year and will be auctioned off again this year to make even MORE money!

Here is the unedited video 🙂

Slideshow of 2009 Bras

The Original Press Release 2009

Beth Cherkowsky


Levittown Pa. 19056

For Immediate Release:October 23, 2009

Support Breast Cancer Research during October 2009 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since September 24th and virtually every day in October, 2009, a network of eBay, Bonanzle and Internet sellers have created and auctioned “art bras” thru the “BLING MY BRA” campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. During October 2009, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have run and will continue to run one or more eBay auctions per day of “Art Bras”: creative confections with themes that are beautiful, funny, and inventive, created by artists and craftspeople. These have celebrated the military, their favorite hobbies (such as bowling and offroading), Moms, eBay, comic books, baseball, and Halloween, among other themes. (Pictures available upon request.)

Some notable eBay and internet celebrities joining the action by donating Fantasy Bras include the original motivator, Jim Griffith of eBay and eBay Radio and his co-host Lee Mirabal, John “ColderIce” Lawson of eBay store and website http:www.3rdPowerOutlet.comand http://www.colderice.com which is John’s ColderIce Blog; Janelle Elms, visionaire of the Online Success Institute and OSI Rock Stars (http://www.osirockstars.com), a nationally renowned eBay and Internet educator; Paypal Jason of eBay and PayPal, host of PayPal Radio on http://www.wsradio.com/; and eBetsy, an eBay celebrity, eBay Education Specialist, and Contributing Editor to eBay Radio. Griff signed on art bra and John Donahoe signed one.

Auctions are listed by eBay seller WOADIELAND, Beth Cherkowsky of Levittown Pa, through her eBay store “http://www.depressionglasswarehouse.com” http://www.depressionglasswarehouse.com. Or this url – http://tinyurl.com/AllBlingMyBraListings . Additional auctions and Fixed Price listings are available from Melinda Jackson of galleriagifts on eBay and Bev England of video-towne on eBay.

All proceeds which to date amount to $600, – 100% of the sale price — of these auctions will go to Susan G. Komen For the Cure– Headquarters, certified by eBay Giving Works since 2003, MissionFish nonprofit ID 939, through Giving Works. (More information about eBay Giving Works is available at HYPERLINK “http://givingworks.ebay.com/about.html” http://givingworks.ebay.com/about.html).

Some of the other eBay sellers involved include:

Bev England, a Chicago-area eBay seller (id samican2) http://stores.shop.ebay.com/videotowne?refid=Store, who assisted in recruiting artists, sponsors and eBay celebrities to autograph themed bras, including eBay CEO John Donahoe.

Additional support came from Janelle Elms of http://www.osirockstars.com. Special thanks goes to eBay seller VMKinnovation (

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/VMK-Innovation) – who is donating a special DoLife hat that will be included in each auction. The DoLife symbol celebrates Life and offers hope. It’s pink and white color supports the “PINK IN OCTOBER theme of Breast Cancer Awareness month which is October, 2009..

Kevin Reeth and Paul O’Brien, the founders of “http://www.Outright.com” http://www.Outright.com, online bookkeeping made easy.

Melinda Jackson, ebay seller GalleriaGifts who is providing marketing and seo support. Her store is

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/galleriagifts?refid=Store .

Information and pictures of the donated fantasy bras and their creators will be available here: http://budurl.com/CharityBraAuction. There is a slideshow of all the bras currently donated here:”http://www.slide.com/r/9EFF08BG5T8E6LpEWxIq9IbOW77m7SWF?previous_view=mscd_embedded_url&view=originalhttp://www.slide.com/r/9EFF08BG5T8E6LpEWxIq9IbOW77m7SWF?previous_view=mscd_embedded_url&view=original. This webpage http://budurl.com/CharityBraAuction also will include links to each auction as it’s launched and information on the proceeds of each auction. Please join us regularly between September 24, 2009 and October 31, 2009 for truely unique creations.and bid generously to help fight Breast Cancer. http://www.depressionglasswarehouse.com.


Much thanks to Beth Cherkowsky, Cindy Shebley and Betsy Bolger for getting this together and to Ina Steiner for getting it ‘on the wire’