Monday, September 10, 2012

Kilted to Kick Cancer, 2012 Edition

Did you know that 241,270 men will be diagnosed and 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer this year?

Did you know that one out of ever six men in your life will be diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Did you know that a man with a father or brother who developed prostate cancer is twice as likely to develop the disease and that it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, second only to lung cancer?

Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in young men between the ages of 20 and 34 and that approximately 7500 men will be diagnosed and 350 men will die of testicular cancer this year?

We talk about breast cancer all month long in October, yet no one seems to realize that September is prostate cancer awareness month and that funding for male specific cancers is 1/50th of that of breast cancer. Plenty of our local agencies go pink for breast cancer in October, Kilted to Kick Cancer’s mission is to raise funds & awareness for prostate & testicular cancer in September.

All month long, if you catch me out of work, you'll catch me in a kilt. I'm doing this to raise funds & raise awareness through Kilted to Kick Cancer. I'm doing this for one out of every six men in your life.

Think about it, one out of every six men you know, your father, brother, uncle, son, nephew, brother-in-law, grandfather, friend. Count off six of them, one of those men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is the most common malignancy in men, second only to lung cancer.

241,270 diagnoses and 28,170 deaths this year alone. Let's raise some money, let's do some good.

Make the the clicky here to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Or you can click here to donate to LiveStrong.

Last year the Kilted Army pulled together $12,000 in donations. This year we're aiming for $50,000.

We have set a very lofty goal, we can only do it through your donations.

Thank you.