Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kilted Picture, Day Eighteen

Eighteen days down, only twelve more kilted days to go. If you've got a specific picture in mind, put up a dollar amount and I'll see what I can do. No job is too big, no fee is too big... Today's picture was inspired by my sister-in-law, who gave a very generous donation after seeing the picture of TheBoy and I playing basketball. Well, we can do that again, only it had to be something a little different. He's been a crazy good sport about this, humoring his crazy ol' dad and putting on the stunt kilt for photo ops whenever I've asked (and yes, he's available from donation-related pictures, too.)

Do you have any idea how hard it is to get an action shot in a kilt without running afoul of the decency rules on Google?

When we closed out Kilted to Kick Cancer last year, it turned out that we had raised over $12,000 in a month's time, with minimal prep and lukewarm participation in the beginning. The addition of Caleb to the mix infused the competitive spirit, and things got booted into high gear. We set a lofty goal of $50,000 this year, spread among several dozen EMS and gun bloggers, and right now, nearly 2/3 of the way through, it doesn't look like we're going to be able to reach this goal.

I've seen several of my competitors make some seriously awesome leaps in their fundraising - Stingray and Michael (who stole my idea!) especially - and that's great. Another great aspect, at least for me, is that I'm going out and getting more kilt time in the real world - raising awareness and all that. While the fundraising part is great, it's not the whole contest; we're also dedicated to making men aware of the different male-specific cancers out there and getting them to commit to getting checked.

Look, guys, I know it's no fun. It's icky. It's uncomfortable. You feel really awkward when the doc tells you to assume the position. There's a thousand reasons not to do it - there's no family history, I feel fine, yadda yadda yadda. You know what's a lot more awkward than a prostate exam? Throwing up from side effects of chemotherapy. I've watched people I love die of cancer, and it's a fate I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. If we can get people to get checked out and prevent that, hell, I'll wear a kilt the whole damn year.

Now, having said all that, I want to direct your attention to the outstanding array of prizes that I have up for grabs should you decide to donate to me through either:

Prostate Cancer Foundation


There's a gorgeous handmade damascus steel bowie knife courtesy of Michael W. An authentic Jayne Cobb hat ("A man walks down the street in a hat like that, folks know he's not afraid of anything") courtesy of #1 blogdaughter Nancy R. Dragon Leatherworks has provided a one-of-a-kind Monster Hunter-branded leather sporran signed by Larry Correia. York Arms is giving away an AR-15 lower with custom serial number, SAFE/FIRE selector, caliber marking, and magwell engraving courtesy of Zercool. All four Monster Hunter books signed by Larry Correia himself - and the opportunity to be immortalized in the next Monster Hunter novel. And custom hand carved 1911 grips courtesy of Rimfire Designs.

Folks, these are awesome prizes, and you get a chance to win them with every $10 donation.

That is all.


Jennifer said...

All's fair in love and...
Well, it's certainly not war. But if you insist on something more original for donation bait

Aaron's Mom said...

Great Shot!!!
Good thing his kilt matches the packers jersey.