Today's picture is a little more monumental for me. This one wasn't taken at a blogshoot, or my house, or out and about in a city 30 miles away.This one was taken at the local town complex over the weekend in the middle of our "Hometown Days" celebration:
Off in the distance you can see a bouncy house set up for the kids, a few tables set up for signing kids up for soccer, and a dad pushing his kids in a stroller. This is my town, and here I am in the thick of things, wearing my kilt. I had the foresight to print up a large number of address labeled sized cards with the Kilted to Kick Cancer web address and my two donations pages (made into tinyurls, of course). I gave my speech about prostate cancer, the need for research, etc. and handed out the little cards.
This is what it's all about. Raising money is obviously one of the big goals of KTKC, but another is increasing awareness of the different kinds of cancer that don't have catchy titles or ubiquitous icons (should we get a blue ribbon? "Save the nuggets"?). If seeing me wearing a kilt at Hometown Days gets a few men thinking about getting that checkup, it's worth hearing "Mr. G. is wearing a SKIRT" 50 times...
So, if seeing me wearing a kilt out and about in my town, talking to hundreds of people that I know (including my boss's wife) about my prostate fills you with the urge to donate to my campaign, you can do that here:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
To entice you to donate through me as opposed the other Kilted to Kick Cancer participants, I have a number of prizes assembled that are being "raffled" off - see the original post for details. I'd like to thank Michael W., Nancy R., Dragon Leatherworks, York Arms, and Larry (also check back at 10 for an update where we'll reveal a new Prize Package entirely courtesy of Rimfire Designs - stay tuned for ANOTHER something AWESOME) for their extremely generous donations.
One last thing: I was talking with one of my friends when his wife came over, took one look at me in the kilt, turned to him and said "you should get a kilt"...
That is all.