Thursday, September 8, 2011
Kilted To Kick Cancer
I'm behind the curve on this, with the other participants in Kelly "Ambulance Driver" Grayson's "Kilted To Kick Cancer" fund raising challenge having put up their posts on September 1, but that's the way it goes.
KTKC is an campaign to call attention to two male-specific cancers: prostate cancer and testicular cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month so for the month of September I'll be wearing one of my utility kilts whenever practical and using it as a conversation starter to talk about male specific cancers. Considering the burn on my right leg from a hot exhaust pipe I may have to reconsider whether riding the motorcycle while wearing a kilt is practical.
What can you do to help?
Learn about both cancers, your (or your male loved ones') risks, and how to detect each cancer. Resources include the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong.
Make an appointment with your doctor (or encourage your male loved ones to make an appointment) to get checked.
Go HERE to make a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, or HERE to make a donation to the LiveStrong Foundation to support Testicular Cancer research.
For the record, nothing is worn under my kilt - it's all in proper working order!