“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kilted to Kick Cancer

Started by Ambulance Driver and Happy Medic, this is a September drive for those of us so inclined to wear our kilts publicly, and to talk about male-specific cancers when asked why.

I'm getting into the game a bit later than planned, and I'm certainly not competing for prizes - but I will ask those of you out there so inclined to drop by and leave a donation for research. Additionally, if you follow the links you'll find that several other organizations are helping out & even throwing in free stuff. Everyone wins, and hopefully some great research gets accomplished.

Additionally, if you're a man, I'll urge you to get checked at your regular physicals. If you're a woman, remind your male friends. A lot of these things are much easier to treat the earlier they're caught...

EDIT - my donation link is the top one, please take a moment to follow it to Livestrong and leave an amount you feel appropriate. Thanks again.

Prostate Cancer Facts:

  • About 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2011.
  • About 33,720 men will die of prostate cancer in 2011.
  • About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
  • More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
  • About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.

Testicular Cancer Facts:

  • It most often affects men between ages 20 and 39.
  • It affects 8,000 men a year, and kills 390 of them.
  • It is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-34.
  • 95% of cases can be cured if detected early.

Finally, my own kilted pic will make an appearance soon, in full spirit of the fun.

Thanks all.


Unknown said...

Waiting for the picture!

randompawses said...

Ok, sweetie, where are the links for *you* to get credit when your readers donate???

randompawses said...

Just saw the edit, thanks!

Calvin said...

Have you thought about participating in "Movember"?