Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain (ActiveRain)

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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

I do not. My thoughts about offensive have changed I suppose. It was to bring attention to breast cancer, which is something the writer of the title wanted us to sit up and take notice! And it worked! Many slogans for breast cancer are along the same lines, and they get noticed! And many years ago there are those who would not have even been able to say "breast" cancer... I'm good!

Apr 06, 2015 08:27 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's all in the eye of the beholder.

Sep 01, 2018 06:34 AM
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Do I love THIS!!!  Yes, I am Mama Hooter - and I have built a team of walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. We are proudly Hands Up For Hooters!!!  I used to hang out at Active Rain a lot, (I'm a Realtor fro the Sacramento area) but have not been here much lately, so don't know how this post showed up.  Is Hooters a bit shocking.  Hell, yeah.  But that's what makes it fun... and gets attention. But we are deadly serious.  I'm a 10 year breast cancer survivor.  1 out of 8 of the women you know will face this in their life.  Not all will make it.  And 2200 men this year alone in the US will get the diagnosis. So that's why we walk.  


Last year, my Hands Up For Hooters team raised... get this... $148,000!!! We did it with a team of 69, each of whom comitted to raise $2300.  The money goes to national research, support, education, and outreach for breast cancer.

This year, I got aggressive.  I want to raise $200,000.  My team goal is 100 walkers, (I call them HOOTERS).  To date, I have 108 Hooters signed up to walk 20 miles a day, three days in a row in San Diego in November.  That is 7 months away.  My bet is we will raise $300,000.

So you can be offended that someone said HOOTERS, or you can do something for our daughters, your wife, your Mom, and your brother, and you will go to and donate to my walk.  Just click on my name, and donate.  I'll take $10 or $100 - either way, I'll send you our Hooter pin that is the coolest thing ever.  OR join our team.  You won't train with us, but we will meet up in San Diego.  and you will get to be a part of the second largest team in America walking for breast cancer - yep - thats us... the ones with the shocking name.


So put your Hands Up For Hooters, and donate to us.  And thanks for this post!!!!  You made my day!!!

Hands Up For Hooters Komen 3 day walkers in San Diego team picture

May 21, 2016 04:31 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

No. I am not a fan of political correctness.

Apr 07, 2015 03:09 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

You are treading on borderline. I didn't mind it but then again my husband eats at Hooters often and I am not touchy or easily offended. I know others that would be so my recommendation would to keep it a little less on the edge which could be very easy to do. IMHO

Apr 07, 2015 09:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kris Neesse,

I would say, every one has to take a deep breath and grow up!  No one is trying to offend here, and if someone feels offended, they do not have to read it.  We cannot expect AR to be the moral compass for us.

BTW, for some reason I am not getting the Daily Drop.  Thanks

Apr 07, 2015 06:13 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I have mixed feelings, but I think any title that gets people to read is a good title, regardless of what it says.   I definitely don't think the title was offensive, but I hate that many campaigns for breast cancer awareness/fundraising have basically come down to "HEY, GET IN HERE, WE'RE TALKIN ABOUT BOOBS!"  Although the money those campaigns have raised is certainly a good thing.  I'd rather see a focus on women's health, not just boob health.

Apr 07, 2015 01:29 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Depends, first thing I thought of was an Owl holding a gun, some sort of bank stick up maybe? 

Apr 07, 2015 01:28 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

People need to pull their undies out of the uncomfortable spot.  This world has gotten to be so ove the top that we don't know how to laugh at ourselves.

Apr 07, 2015 12:53 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am sick of everyone thinking they have to be 'cutting-edge politically correct'. Tell you co-worker to grow some!

Apr 07, 2015 12:38 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we all need to loosen up.... there are more important things to focus on....

Apr 07, 2015 12:20 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I saw that in my inbox but didn't have time to look at it yesterday.  We see all types of things here.  When I see something that is uncalled for I just delete and move on. 

Apr 06, 2015 10:31 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kris, I haven't seen the email and don't remember the last time I did receive a Daily Drop. Is there a setting that I may have inadvertently turned off?  

Apr 06, 2015 10:09 PM
Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Hooters has been used several times in AR blogs. There are more important things to worry about, not worth being offended by it's use.

Apr 06, 2015 10:06 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

"hooters" can be offensive to some.  Like Nina no time to be upset with little things.

Apr 06, 2015 09:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Frankly, I could argue this either way. I try to not be overly offended by anyting these days, as if I let myself be, I'd be offended all the time.

Apr 06, 2015 08:48 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"...a little to punchy for our own good?"

Not at all.
I don't allow myself to be offended by every leaf that falls to the ground.

Apr 06, 2015 08:33 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Hey, it got noticed!  

Apr 06, 2015 07:46 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!


Apr 06, 2015 07:38 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers


Apr 06, 2015 07:14 PM