Kilted to Kick Cancer continues to turn heads and open conversations with total strangers about male specific cancers. More so than either myself, Motocop or the starter of all this TOTWTYTR could have imagined I’m sure.
A random woman in her “early 60′s” (had I seen her at work I would have guessed 70′s) asked about the kilt in an airport food vendor line. I mentioned the campaign and our intent for men to get checked. Suddenly, after having known me for less than 60 seconds, has mentioned her husband sometimes has blood in his semen. He told her it happens to “men of a certain age.” NEGATIVE GHOSTRIDER! I told her to call her husband from the airport to schedule an appointment with his doctor ASAP.
This is the exact mindset that likely has this man past the intervention stage if he does in fact have prostate issues. If only she could have bumped into a kilted man 30 years ago.
And that is the point here folks. We need to raise awareness so that when the generation staring at facebook is old enough they know what needs to get checked. Heck, how many folks go overdue on their oil change on the car, let alone keeping up with their own health and that of those around them.
Visit the links, share them with important men in your life and if you can spare a few bucks to help research, click the links below the Kilted to Kick Cancer logo there in the sidebar. Next month everything will turn pink for breast cancer and the kilts will go back on the hangers (not for too long though, details on that soon), but the fact remains that this cancer is killing almost as many men as breast cancer kills women and we’ve only scratched the surface on even researching it. Like Motorcop says, cancer is like a giant domino game. Once one falls, the rest are sure to follow.
Kilt up, and if you don’t have a kilt, support a blogger who does!