The Annual Kilted Show!

The Crossover Show - 122

In this episode, MC and HM discuss their favorite charity: Their own!

September is here and that means one thing: no pants!

MC and HM are back to tell you why Kilted to Kick Cancer is the only charity you need to know about for the next 30 days.
Learn about how it started, why it seems quieter this year and how you can get a kilt and a t shirt for less than $100.
Visit Kilted to Kick Cancer to join!
Find your favorite Kilted Gear at the Kilted Army! We’ve got shirts, hoodies and other swag for you to pick up and get out there!
Get Kilted! Get Checked!

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The Crossover Show – 071

It's Time for the Kilt! #KiltedToKickCancer

KTKC_Logo_Hi-Res 300x300In this week’s episode, MC and HM introduce (or re-introduce) you to their charity, Kilted to Kick Cancer.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Six years ago, HM and MC donned a kilt for the first time. Their comfort reached levels previously unknown. In a moment of typical selfishness, they hatched a plan to wear them far more often.

As it happens, the kilt is an incredible conversation starter (far greater than a pink T-shirt or growing a mustache).

If you click on the link above or the shield to the right, you’ll be taken to the KTKC website to learn more information.

Also, you can create your own fundraising team via the website. Raise money and win fantastic prizes!

Get Kilted! Get Checked!

Kilted to Kick Cancer

It's (almost) September!

Kilted to Kick CancerAh, September.

Kids back in school. Summer fading away. Thoughts of pumpkin-flavored everything starting to coalesce in your mind’s eye.

One season is giving way to another. I’m not talking about Summer giving way to Fall, though.

I’m talking about bifurcated clothing (read: pants) giving way to the Kilt! That’s right…September is all about Kilted to Kick Cancer.

For those of you new to the blog, my trusty sidekick, Happy Medic, and I co-founded a charity a few years back and last year we officially became a 501c3. For the entire month of September, when we aren’t in uniform, we wear kilts everywhere we go.

Everywhere.

You may be asking yourself why the kilt.

I shall answer your query with one of my own. Have you ever seen a guy with facial hair and talked to him about your PSA level? What about someone wearing pink sneakers? Ever ask them about your risk factors?

I See Your #IceBucket and I Raise You #DunkYourJunk

Kilted to Kick Cancer made the decision to address the #IceBucket videos you’ve seen inundating your feeds of late.

We addressed it in our own special Kilted way.

The #IceBuckets have had their time.  September belongs to Kilted to Kick Cancer.

 

Visit Kilted to Kick Cancer for more information.

…and don’t forget to #DunkYourJunk!  You can add your own video to our FB page (family friendly, of course)!

Get Kilted!  Get Checked!

Coming Soon! Subscribers will receive a FREE copy of MC's upcoming eBook!

The Crossover Show – Ep. 36 – Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates founder Rick Lyke joins the boys for the first half of our show to talk about how he started the group that gets guys to learn about their prostate using the universal language of beer!

I know! Totally cool!

Then all hell breaks loose when the boys go back to being their old selves talking SCOTUS taking your DNA as well as another edition of “What? Too soon?”

Articles to which we refer:

The Supreme Court upholds DNA swabbing.

LAPD responds to Call of Duty HQ.

Air Ambulance Tragedy and the Fundraiser to help their families

Next week, the boys will be emceeing the Pints for Prostates event at Pyramid Ale House in Walnut Creek, CA! We’ll be attempting a live Google Hangout…stay tuned!

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2012

Well, this is it! The 1st of September will be here tomorrow and our Kilted Army is amassed and ready to raise awareness and funds. We have lofty goals this year! Last year, we raised a bit over $12,000. This year, we want to destroy last year’s amount.

With your help, we want to raise $50,000. Feel free to copy this link to our donations page and plaster it over every social media outlet you have.  If you have a personal story or personal connection to male-specific cancers, we’d love it if you’d contact us and share.  Along those lines, we want to take in as many Kilted photos as we can, so go to our home page and upload them via the upload option at the bottom of the page.

We’ll be representing Kilted to Kick Cancer at the Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton, CA this weekend.  If you happen to be in the area, come find us!  We’ll be camping and you won’t miss the 8′ KTKC banner!  Come by and say hi.  We’ll have shirts for sale and we’d love to get a photo!

On behalf of Justin Schorr (@theHappyMedic), Alex Simpson (@unkilted), Kelly Grayson (@ambodriver), and myself (@motorcop1), I want to, once again, welcome you to Kilted to Kick Cancer 2012 and thank you for your dedication, commitment, and willingness to Kilt Up and Get Checked!

Cheers…and just so you know we’ve a good sense of humour…

Kilted to Kick Cancer 2012

What?  It’s not September?  True enough, but your friends at MCPD and HMHQ are gearing up early for this year’s Kilted to Kick Cancer campaign.  How?

Glad you asked.

If you missed the last Crossover Show, you may have missed out on some big announcements.  I’m here to catch you up.  First of all, if you’re at all unfamiliar with what KTKC is all about, where were you last year?  In a nutshell, September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month.  My buddy, Happy Medic, and I set out to raise awareness by wearing kilts all September long (unless on duty).  Kelly Grayson (aka AmboDriver) decided awareness was not enough and rallied a small army of bloggers to raise funds.  And raise them they did…to the tune of $11,000.

This year, we are dedicated to once more raising awareness.  And that eleven grand?  A drop in the bucket.

This year our goal is to raise $50,000.

You read that right.  Three public servant bloggers want to raise $50K.  And I know we can do it.  We’ll need your help.

Kilted Wrap Up

Now that PinkTober is here, we’ve wrapped up our first year for Kilted to Kick Cancer.  I gotta say, I’m impressed/proud/amazed/blown away at the success we’ve experienced.

And this was our first year.

I’d say we made connections, but I don’t think that’s enough.  We’ve made friends.  The relationships we’ve built with our sponsors at Magnum Boots and AltKilt were the foundation of what Kilted to Kick Cancer wanted to be.  If it wasn’t for their graciousness and giving spirit, KTKC would never have gotten the momentum it did.  To say we look forward to KTKC ’12 would be a vast understatement.

Another friend we’ve made is one Alex Simpson (@unkilted).  A Scot with an affinity for the kilt, a dedication to the cause, and a sick coding ability made the KTKC website one of the cleanest, easiest sites to navigate.  Personally, I can’t wait to share a pint with this cat.  Having met Alex via Twitter and building a friendship built on mutual interest, I am once again astounded at the power of social media.

Official KTKC T-Shirts!

Did you know we have official Kilted to Kick Cancer T-shirts?  If that’s not the case, we’ll go ahead and assume you’re not on Twitter following #KiltedtoKickCancer.  And if that is, in fact, the case, just why the hell not?  Get thee to Twitter and join in the conversation!

Our sponsors over at Magnum Boots have created beautiful blue T-shirts with the KTKC logo over the left breast and our larger, more conversation-starting logo on the back.  We’ve seen a lot of requests for the shirts in both the Twitter-verse and on Facebook, but what we haven’t seen is a lot of action.  Happy and I started KTKC specifically to raise awareness for male-specific cancers.  As we near the halfway point in our determination to remain kilted for the entire month of September, we’re seeing the success that AmboDriver and his veritable army of bloggers are having with raising money to support prostate cancer research.  We’d love to join him in seeing funds raised.

Happy Medic and AmboDriver Explain Kilted to Kick Cancer

By now you’ve figured out a couple of things about MCPD.

1. I’ve been away for a few weeks as we welcomed MClet #3 to MCPD.  (I’m off until 10/10!)

2. Kilted to Kick Cancer has dominated my Twitter and Facebook updates.

We are nine days into the KTKC movement and we’ve seen incredible strides.  HM and I were lucky enough to make it to a Pints4Prostates event held in the East Bay of Northern California and we made some great contacts.  We’re hoping to build a relationship and partner with them in the future.

I have been so impressed with both Happy and my readers and friends.  We have received a ton of support both in word and in action.  Things will return to their usual antics here at MCPD soon, but for now, I remain focused (and kilted) on the task at hand.

If you are at all confused about what KTKC is all about, I can’t think of a better way than to have two of its strongest members, Happy Medic and AmboDriver, explain it to you from the showroom floor at this years EMS Expo in Las Vegas.

A special thank you to Mr. Thaddeus Setla for his always professional video skills and his continued support for both FRNtv and KTKC. You are a treasure, sir.

You can also head over to our official site for Kilted to Kick Cancer.