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.
We are once again being assisted by the coding genius at Unkilted, one Alex Simpson. He dropped by our meager (that is being kind) kilted website last year and sent us the kindest note to let us know it sucked. On ice. He offered to clean it up a bit. That was a vast understatement to what he ended up doing.
This year, the KTKC site has once again been redesigned and we are ready to release it to the world. We are looking for all the help we can get, folks. Are you a vendor that wants to help us out? We’d love to have you sponsor our efforts.
Are you a kilted fan and want to represent your state? There’s a link for you to contact us for more information. You’ll notice a map of the United States on the site. Some of the states are already colored teal. The teal states represent the states that have a #TeamKTKC representative. We want that entire map to be teal. We don’t care about red states and blue states. Let’s make 2012 the year of the teal state! Does your state already have a rep? What state can’t use more than one? We’ll put you in touch with one another (with your permission of course) so you can coordinate and organize a KTKC event (be it a mere tweet up, BBQ or a huge concert headlined by Bon Jovi).
Are you outside the US? We want your help, too! KTKC is looking to be an international phenomenon and you can help us with that goal! Contact us and we can get the ball rolling.
Last year, the Wife and I welcomed MClet #3 right before KTKC kicked off, so my focus was elsewhere. This year, on the other hand, both HM and I have open calendars. Interested in joining us for some kilted fun? The KTKC website will have more info as September draws nearer. We plan on a couple of events in San Francisco, so if you’re in the Bay Area in September, be sure to keep us in mind.
We will kick off KTKC at the Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton, CA on Sept 1 and 2. We will be camping on site and carousing around the games all weekend long. At the end of September, we will be running the Tough Mudder on the weekend of the 29th in Patterson, CA.
Lastly, I would be remiss in not mentioning our two biggest sponsors: Magnum Boots and AltKilt. Last year’s successes would have been vastly diminished without all the support from these two amazing organizations. We are looking forward to working with them again this year.
We still have a couple secrets up our sleeves that we’re working on behind the scenes. If we can get some details worked out, we may have some pretty awesome news in the coming months!
Keep an eye here at MCPD, over at HMHQ, and, more importantly, at the KTKC site for more information as September closes in. It’s gonna be a record-breaking Kilted year and we’d love for you to join us at any (or all) of our planned events.
So, Kilt Up!