Every October co-founders Jason Hoschouer and Justin Schorr (With 2 spouses, 2 moms, a sister and 5 kids together) are pleased to throw their support to shoot for a remedy to cancer of the breast. Personally, we like the “Save the Ta-tas” T-shirts, boob jokes and overall appreciation of this the breast, however i digress. A couple of years back Justin (the Happy Medic) was contacted with a fellow EMS blogger, Epijunky, regarding a contribution towards the Susan G. Komen walk which she was embarking. HM along with a couple of other bloggers banded together, switched their blogs pink, and elevated about $800 on her.
Not very lengthy after, Justin was contacted by another EMS blogger with a few interesting (and all sorts of-too-frequently unknown) information: Prostate and testicular cancers kill just like lots of men as cancer of the breast kills women. That is correct (At that time which was true).
To help drive the purpose home our friend and EMS blogger, HybridMedic, continues to be openly chronicling his fight with testicular cancer on his blog. The person visited the physician after a little discomfort he was experiencing and it was eventually told he’d testicular cancer. His response? He manned up and very quickly whatsoever he would be a testicle lighter.
We applaud Hybrid’s courage when confronted with something as downright terrifying as cancer…but it is not all. He asked many of us along for that ride to see what he’s been throughOrgoes through. His catharsis has had what began like a fun idea Justin and Jason had the prior year and provided the fuel to the spark.
What began being an excuse to put on kilts more frequently was selected up by another blogger, Kelly Greyson (Ambulancedriverfiles.com) who had been not content in simply raising awareness. Take a look.
Thus, Kilted to Kick Cancer was created.
September is Cancer Of The Prostate Awareness month. For the whole month of September KTKC supporters is going to be putting on kilts. Not only from time to time or whenever we want to. All. Month. Lengthy. Unless of course we’re working, we’re putting on kilts. In October, a guy putting on a pink shirt walks right into a room, he’s either observed for his support of crushing cancer of the breast or his odd fashion decision. Whenever a man walks right into a room putting on a kilt, everybody has got the same question…what’s she got on under there?
Let’s be obvious here, folks. Should you put on under garments, it’s a skirt. Selection lead-in rather than answer that question with “Let’s discuss what’s under my kilt.” Our strive for September would be to bring just as much awareness to male risks for prostate and testicular cancer as possible. Our goal is to speak to as numerous men as possible and encourage them to obtain ass (pun intended) towards the physician.
Our defense mechanism with regards to that admittedly uncomfortable and perhaps embarrassing visit would be to make butt and/or poop jokes. Hell, Used to do it myself. I believed if breast cancer’s color was pink, then prostate cancer’s color needed to brown, right? (Actually, it’s blue…colon cancer’s is brown. I am not kidding.)
We’ve got associated with the great quickly at ALT KILT (Twitter: @alt_kilt), who among other awesome things is going to be offering 20% from all of their products for that month of September: At checkout on their own site, simply go into the code “KTKC” for any 20% discount in your kilt for #KiltedtoKickCancer.
Revisit and checking the blog for additional updates on Kilted to Kick Cancer, and follow us on Facebook and also the hashtag #kiltedtokickcancer.
So, what else could you do propose? We’ve setup this site with a few links such as the Cancer Of The Prostate Foundation website.
Most significantly, if you have a Y-chromosome, and you’re 40-years-old or older, you will get you to ultimately a physician and obtain a test.
the KTKC Team
Kilted to Kick Cancer is really a Non-Profit Organization incorporated in California and granted 501(c)(3) status like a Charitable organization. Donations are deductible as charitable donations under IRS code, speak to your tax professional for details.
KTKC is organized to boost awareness regarding male specific cancers and supports grassroots organizing to spread the content of health, understanding and support. Although some may claim donations are suitable for “research” servings of the donations are awarded with other 501(c)(3) Organizations, under IRS law, that share our visions and purpose.