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Boob Up

Posted in Charity-Tini on October 1, 2011 by djlorib

Updated October, 2011

Within the past 12 months, I have had a family member, my boss and a DJ colleague diagnosed with different forms of cancer. While The Rays Walk supports Breast Cancer, I will be walking and praying for my friends who are currently battling the disease. This years walk is on Sunday, October 23rd.

I’ve doubled my fundraising goal this year. After some thought, I think I may be on the low side. I’m confident I’ll get to my goal and actually surpass it. It’s for a great cause and I’m starting to dig in asking for boobie bucks.

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Below is a re-post from 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I recommend that the theme song be: I Touch Myself  by Divinyls. Self exams save lives and early detection is key to successful outcomes.

I’ve had ideas about this post in my head for a while but had trouble coming up with the title. One of my favorite sayings is “put the needle on the record” from the song “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S. I say it when I’m on a mission, excited and need an emotional surge to help me achieve goals.

I have two family members who are survivors of breast cancer: my step mother and aunt. Within the last 2 months a new corporate client shared her story with me and a friend and colleague that I work with recently had a lumpectomy. It’s time for DJ Lori B to get active.

I’m getting off the DJ dime to fully participate in this year’s Rays of Hope: A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer on October 24 in Springfield, MA. I’m really excited to shift from donator to both donator and doer.

I also like the idea of  keeping boobie bucks local. Funding which gets channelled through The Baystate Health Foundation stays in Western New England to help support patients and survivors.

The picture below is a tee-shirt that was sent to me from my Aunt Pat in Florida. She is a nurse practitioner who has a tremendous zeal for life and a crazy sense of humor. After 2 mastectomies and Tamoxifen therapy she is cancer free. She and her “special group of friends” designed the shirt which I plan to wear on the 24th.

The disease has affected many talented musical artists. It would be careless of me as a DJ and music lover not to recognize some of these artists.

Survivors: Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Nanci Griffith and Carly Simon.

Non-Survivors: Linda McCarthy, Dusty Springfield, Doris Coley (member of The Shirelles) and Syreeta Wright. She sang with Billy Preston on the duet “With You I’m Born Again”.

Honorable Mention: Men account for close to 1% of all new breast cancer cases. Original KISS drummer and founding member Peter Criss is a survivor. The Cat Man Rocks.


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Loose Ends-Tini

Posted in Charity-Tini on November 30, 2010 by djlorib

On the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, my friend and colleague MT completed her radiation treatments for breast cancer. 30 days of 45 minute radiation sessions would make anyone “hot” under the collar. Not MT, she handled her treatments and their effects with dignity, grace and a warped sense of humor (maybe that’s why we get along so well).

Below is a picture of our team Walkers4Knockers. We participated in the Rays Of Hope Walk Toward The Cure For Breast Cancer. In less than a month we raised over $2,200.00 including off-line donations. I’m the only one wearing all black. AC/DC (Back In Black) must have been on my mind that morning. 🙂

A Good Day It Was

Put The Nipple On The Record

Posted in Charity-Tini on October 13, 2010 by djlorib

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I recommend that the theme song be: I Touch Myself  by Divinyls. Self exams save lives and early detection is key to successful outcomes.

I’ve had ideas about this post in my head for a while but had trouble coming up with the title. One of my favorite sayings is “put the needle on the record” from the song “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S. I say it when I’m on a mission, excited and need an emotional surge to help me achieve goals.

I have two family members who are survivors of breast cancer: my step mother and aunt. Within the last 2 months a new corporate client shared her story with me and a friend and colleague that I work with recently had a lumpectomy. It’s time for DJ Lori B to get active.

I’m getting off the DJ dime to fully participate in this year’s Rays of Hope: A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer on October 24 in Springfield, MA. I’m really excited to shift from donator to both donator and doer.

I also like the idea of  keeping boobie bucks local. Funding which gets channelled through The Baystate Health Foundation stays in Western New England to help support patients and survivors.

The picture below is a tee-shirt that was sent to me from my Aunt Pat in Florida. She is a nurse practitioner who has a tremendous zeal for life and a crazy sense of humor. After 2 mastectomies and Tamoxifen therapy she is cancer free. She and her “special group of friends” designed the shirt which I plan to wear on the 24th.

The disease has affected many talented musical artists. It would be careless of me as a DJ and music lover not to recognize some of these artists.

Survivors: Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Nanci Griffith and Carly Simon.

Non-Survivors: Linda McCarthy, Dusty Springfield, Doris Coley (member of The Shirelles) and Syreeta Wright. She sang with Billy Preston on the duet “With You I’m Born Again”.

Honorable Mention: Men account for close to 1% of all new breast cancer cases. Original KISS drummer and founding member Peter Criss is a survivor. The Cat Man Rocks.