September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Kilted to Kick Cancer Kilted Army has been without undergarments for most of the month.
For those of you not familiar with our efforts, we lovers of kilts banded together to support kicking squarely in the crotch the second leading cause of cancer death in men, Prostate Cancer. We are not content simply sending money away to guys in white lab coats to find a cure, but would rather focus on preventing cancer and spreading information regarding the risk factors and disease process.
Every time a man in a kilt walks into a room people look. When you pick up your kids from school in a kilt, people point and whisper. We see it every time. I have never asked a man why he is growing a mustache, or if he really is tough enough to wear certain color, but the kilt gets people talking to us. Then we abruptly change the subject to prostates and during a good laugh they are educated about the 1 in 6 chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and that it’s a blood test at first, and that it’s not an old man’s disease. If they seem turned off by the topic, we simply ask them to talk to their fathers, brothers, uncles cousins (thanks MC) and then politely wish them a good day and wander off, knowing full well it’ll come up later. “I met a guy in a kilt today and you’ll never guess what he wanted to talk about!”
Along the way Wisconsin based Alt Kilt jumped on board with both feet offering discounts, gift certificates and other donations to help get Kilted of the ground. And now we are ready to soar!
The kilt is cotton, with tri-reflective striping on the front apron and Alt Kilt’s unique pockets on the side. Included in this one of a kind auction is custom embroidery on one of the panels! See the lower image above for an example and the auction site for a full description of the kilt, but imagine this at YOUR next Department event, conference, or simply in September when you get Kilted to Kick Cancer!
Please support our cause and get a sweet kilt at the same time!
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