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.
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?
What about the guy in the kilt? You are intrigued by the nature of the garment. You all have the same question:
What’s under the kilt?
The answer? A risk for prostate/testicular cancer. Oh…and boots.
Friends, if you wear something underneath the kilt, it’s called a skirt. We are not Skirted to Kick Cancer.
We will begin this year as we have every year, by camping at the biggest Scottish Highland Games in North America over Labor Day weekend. We will be armed with KTKC swag. We will be armed with 10+ gallons of delicious home-brewed beer (appropriately dubbed Blue Ribbon Ale).
If you are local to the SF Bay Area, we will have an event each weekend through September. We will be doing a Kilted Pub Crawl on the 12th in San Francisco. On the 19th and 20th, we are emceeing the Lafayette Police Motorcycle Competition (during which there may be an opportunity to witness the world’s first Kilted Competitor). On the 26th, we are being hosted by McGah’s Pub and Pianos for our Annual Wrap Party (always a great event!).
HM and I may also take a couple of opportunities to just pick a local East Bay city in which to walk around and spread the Kilted message.
As you can imagine, September is by far the busiest month here at MCPD. I’ve been consistently posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for almost a year. During September, I can’t make the promise to continue that trend. I will do my best, but my plate is full with three MClet birthdays on top of it all (and they take priority).
Far be it from me, however, to end a post on anything but a fun note. If you’ll remember, last year the Ice Bucket Challenge was everywhere. Not ones to rest on our laurels, we here at Kilted to Kick Cancer took it up a notch. Please to enjoy our Public Safety Announcement from last year:
Remember to visit us at Kilted to Kick Cancer and see how you can donate (you can also support Team SoulCrusher in the fundraising challenge*) and help us break last years record of $15,000 raised (and to see where all the money went!). You can also order your own KTKC T-shirt and Patches.
If you’re interested in creating your own team and participating in the fundraising challenge, be sure to hit the website for more information!
Happy and I are proud of our charity and we are proud to see over 33 states join us in representing KTKC.
Thank you in advance for your support during September…and don’t forget…
Get Kilted! Get Checked!
*Board members participate solely for bragging rights and are not eligible to win prize packages.