The 2009 Fire Fighters of Peoria calendar, which goes on sale Dec. 5 for $10 at various locations, contains glossy photo spreads of 23 men and women.Read about it at the Peoria Journal Star.
"It raises morale and it's fun to do," said Capt. Tim Allen of the calendar for which he posed.
Money generated from the sales of the calendar will be used to fund Afro American Fire Fighters of Peoria community-based events, like a Christmas Party and gift giveaway for underprivileged youth in the area. With help from Peoria's Afro-American Police League, the groups invite about 200 children to the holiday event, which includes a show at a local movie theater, plus concessions.
Proceeds also go toward the Edward Gaines and Alvin Richards scholarship fund. Gaines was the first black Peoria firefighter; Richards the first president of the AAFFP.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Five of Canada’s top female biathletes shed their lycra race suits to officially launch a nude calendar on Wednesday which they created to celebrate healthy, active women’s bodies, and also to generate money to fuel their quest for the international podium.Read about it at FasterSkier.com and the Seattle Times.
Zina Kocher, of Red Deer, Alta.; Sandra Keith, of Calgary; Rosanna Crawford, of Canmore, Alta.; Megan Imrie, of Falcon Lake, Man.; and Megan Tandy, of Prince, George, B.C., developed the plan to pose nude together in Bold Beautiful Biathlon, which is on sale now for $25 at www.boldbeautifulbiathlon.com on the Internet.
With a goal of targeting financial support from corporate Canada for their Olympic journey, the five Canadian women turned up the heat on a frigid Calgary morning when they roller skied through the downtown core during noon hour with nothing more than shorts, race bibs for tops, and their traditional biathlon rifles locked on their backs.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
HERE’S a side of Lindley shopworkers you’ve never seen before!Read about it at the Huddlersfield Daily Examiner.
The brave men and women stripped off to take part in the village’s charity calendar, hoping to raise thousands through their naked antics.
With just a few strategically placed props to cover their modesty, workers from the mainly Lidget Street shops struck some creative poses for their 2009 Lindley Bares All calendar.
The calendars have now gone on sale and all proceeds will go to The Laura Crane Trust.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
GETTING your gear off for a calendar shows a bit of cheek, as well as bravery. But women from the Rotary Club of Esperance found it "wonderfully liberating".I don't want to diminish the achievement, but I should point out that a "10-degree day" Celsius is 50 degrees for those of us who think in Fahrenheit.
The Pearls of Wisdom calendar went on sale in October and has so far raised $15,000 for Rotary's WA Cord Blood Band Esperance Palliative Care.
"It was fantastic fun, even on 10-degree days," Mrs Mackenzie said.
Read about it in Perth Now (the Sunday Times) and the Esperance Express.
Monday, November 24, 2008
TUNCURRY'S Sarah Kemp has stolen the front cover but Newcastle's Kristie Newton is still one of the glamour girls of golf in a sexy new calendar being unveiled by Golf Australia in Perth today.Read about it at the Herald. Buy it from WomensGolfCalendar.com. See also Top Shots 2007.
Kemp is one of a handful of Australian players on the coveted US LPGA Tour and the 23-year-old is sure to turn heads after the sale of the calendar, which will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is no ordinary charity calendar.Good lord, man, eyes front! That fire is a little too close for comfort!
On one side twelve beautiful women, on the other, twelve beastly hunks to see you through the year.
Which way will yours hang?
All profits from the sale of this calendar go to the Breast Cancer and Testicular Cancer units in North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital.
I don't ordinarily feature two photos from the same calendar, but since they were kind enough to comment my blog to let me know about it... Plus it really is two calendars, depending on how you, er... Well, there's no verb I can use, really.
Beautyandthebeast2099.co.uk has the details, including a link to their Facebook page, where you can see the other 22 images. These are the same people who did "Cheeky Chappies" for 2008.
As an attacking batsman of the highest calibre her dad was the scourge of bowlers worldwide.Read about it at the Mirror, with a picture gallery at the Telegraph. Buy it here.
Now the daughter of England cricket legend Allan Lamb is hitting people for six in a cheeky charity calendar.
Katie-Ann Lamb, 21, and her lovely maidens - all student pals at Newcastle University - are pushing back the boundaries by baring all to raise funds for breast cancer after friends and relatives were hit by the disease.
Friday, November 21, 2008
A TROOP of Army wives has mobilised to strip off and raise money for hero soldiers.Read about it at The Sun (and here). Buy it at GarrisonGirls.com.
The women — aged from 23 to 39 — have posed naked with a bit of their husbands’ military gear for a 2009 calendar titled Garrison Girls.
Organiser Sarah Bennett Thurston told The Sun: “Our aim is to raise £64,000. We couldn’t do that with cake sales or raffles.”
A group of Women's Institute members have posed almost naked as animals wearing little more than body paint for a fund-raising calendar.Read about it in the Telegraph. I haven't found a way to order it.
The group of grandmothers had their bodies painted in the theme of pantomime characters for their annual charity project.
The women, who are from Downe WI, near Bromley, in Kent, have stripped off for the past two years but decided to enlist the help of professional artists to make this year's pictures better.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Following in the tradition of past calendars from the Luce Policy Institute, Pretty in Mink celebrates smart, conservative women role models ... with flair.Read about it at any number of places, if you enjoy hateful partisan piling-on. Fark, Gawker and Politico: Shenanigans, for instance. You can see all the images at Facebook. Buy it from the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute.
We took some of your favorite leaders of today’s conservative movement on a journey back in time, and made them up into glamorous movie stars of classic Hollywood. Back when the big screen was a little more glamorous, women were a little more feminine, the men a little more charming—and the world a little less politically correct.
UPDATE: Speaking of hateful partisan piling-on...
A man from the United States, who weighs 38 stone [532 lb] and calls himself Chubby Mikey, has posed for a naked calendar.Read about it in the Telegraph: Buy it at ChubbyMikey.com -- maybe. The article says "I actually had to refund orders because my supplies were depleted", but I don't know if that means he's actually sold out.
The 29-year-old has his own website where he appears in nude and semi-nude positions and he's even posed for these pics to become a calendar boy.
"I feel sexy and attractive so that's the way I act," said Mikey, from Memphis, in the US.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Becky Whitfield joined forces with friends and family to produce a naked calendar to raise vital funds for research into Cystic Fibrosis.Buy it from Sixty5Roses.co.uk; read about it in the Evening Leader.
The 21-year-old vowed to find a cure for her little girl, Elle Morris, after she was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease last year.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Ten members of Stocksmoor WI posed in their birthday suits for the charity calendar, which is now on sale.The story is at the Huddlesfield Daily Examiner.
Shots of the women discreetly posing nude behind a bar, pegging out the washing and in the bath appear in the calendar.
The calendar will raise money for two charities in memory of relatives of WI members.
The calendar is on sale at the customer service counter at Sainsbury’s Shore Head store and at the Asda supermarket on Bradford Road, Huddersfield.
SCUNTHORPE steelmen are making a naked effort to raise money for charity in their own version of a Women's Institute famous 'Calendar Girls' appeal.The story was at This Is Scunthorpe. I'm not finding any way to order it by mail or web.
Yard manager Steve Hare organised 14 Rainham Steel workers for a semi-nude calendar in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The calendar, which is expected to launch on Tuesday, was shot in the yard of the stockholder's premises.
It will be sold at shops across Scunthorpe, including the Scunthorpe United shop at Glanford Park, Asda and Lindsey Lodge stores.