Yes, it's time for Kilted to Kick Cancer 2014! For the entire month of September, there will be kilted pictures and other assorted goodness to entice you to donate your hard-earned shekels to help fund prostate cancer research.
This year, though, things are a little different.
You see, Kilted to Kick Cancer is now its own official 501(c)(3) charity, meaning that you can donate directly to these guys and your donation is just as tax-deductible as it was last year when made to Blue Cure or Prostate Cancer Foundation or LiveStrong. For those that like knowing that their donations will overwhelmingly actually make it to funding cancer research, there's no better place to donate to. While there is certainly nothing wrong with those other entities, Kilted to Kick Cancer is run on a shoestring by dedicated individuals to ensure the best use of funds possible.
So here's the deal. Go here to donate. You'll see a "Donation Information" area, where there is a "I would like to make a donation in the amount of:" and a check-box.
Check that box.
It will reveal a drop-down list: "This donation is made as part of a Fundraising Team" with the different teams that are raising funds as part of the challenge. I am Team JayG. This is the team you want to donate in support of, trust me...
As I've done in years past, I'm up for taking specific kilted pics in exchange for donations. As always, the requests cannot violate state or local laws, or involve unwilling participants, etc. And, naturally, nothing that interferes with the day job (no, I can't flash an upkilt blast at Michael Bloomberg, no matter how funny it would be...). For the most part, though, it's wide open.
And remember, I dressed as a pirate princess last year after reaching my goal, so you know I have no pride nor shame...
Also as in years past, we have prize
Lastly, there's a new category added to the blog, Kilted to Kick Cancer, to better sort the various kilted goodness. When I initially set up the "Funds" category, it wound up getting used for other fundraising ventures (which is a good thing), and folks had asked for a unique kilted category. I please to aim!
To my fellow fundraisers: Let the best fundraiser win! We are all in this for a single purpose, to raise money for prostate cancer research. Win, place, show; it's all good. I hope, as in previous years, that more folks will donate to Team JayG than others; however if someone or someones give me a run for the money, even better.
Get kilted, and get checked!
That is all.