Húsavík Women Pose Nude for Fundraising CalendarThe women’s club in Húsavík, North Iceland, recently published a fundraising calendar. Women aged 18 to 80 posed in various states of undress for the limited edition calendar, which was photographed by local photographer, Pétur Jónasson, who has had a photo studio in the town for more than half a century.
The calendar, which will only be sold this afternoon and on Friday in the Kaskó foodstore in Húsavík, costs ISK 2,500 (USD 8.50, EUR 6.50) - or more, if you want to pay more.
This is from the Iceland Review which I read almost daily. This reminds me of the movie "Calendar Girls" based on the true story of women in the Rylstone Women's Institute in the U.K. The death of one woman's husband from non-Hodgkins lymphoma inspired a fund raising campaign for leukemia research. I don't think their local club had any idea that they would become famous and raise over 2 million pounds.
While I doubt that kind of thing would happen in Iceland, you just never know. They are using the Thorrablot celebration time to have this fund raiser. I hope they do well.
I should tell you that I have been in my usual mid-winter funk until now. Let me tell you how I got out of it and added a little excitement to my life. I wrote to the grocery store in Husavik (population about 2200 and known for whale watching) and they forwarded my email to the ladies that are putting this together. That was yesterday. I got a reply today from the women asking for my address (and credit card) and the would send me a calendar right away! I am thrilled that something like this can even happen. I guess the interwebs can really bring people together. I may even be distant cousins with some of these women as my grandfather was born over on the next fjord to the west from there. Next time I am in Iceland I have to go to Husavik!