Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OK, gentle readers - should I do "Kilted To Kick Cancer"?

It was Prostate cancer that took Dad, and so I have a motivation.  Plus I'm told that I have particularly good legs, and so this would be a public service for my Lady Readers.  But it's a good cause, with a good sense of humor, which I find attractive.

But some things cannot be unseen.  And so, my question to you: should I spring for the kilt and put my dignity on the line, for a good cause?  Discuss in the comments section.


gunfreezone said...

Please do it for those of us that do not have the good legs or even physique !

2cents said...

Of corse you should do it. However, I have seen your legs. Don't kid yourself in that regard.

Dave H said...

You'll be in good company. Go for it.

Old NFO said...

Of course... ;-)

Mussorgsky112 said...

"should I spring for the kilt" is a question I haven't asked since about three or four kilts ago!

Glen Filthie said...


Not until you have done some research first.

On the face of it these charities are good fun for a good cause. But most of them are scams where less than 1/3 of the funds raised actually go to constructive work. The bulk of the money is gobbled up by 'lobbying' and 'administration'.

Consider that Ice Bucket challenge for ALS:

ALS research:

Jane H. Gilbert – President and CEO – $339,475.00

Daniel M. Reznikov – Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00

Steve Gibson – Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00

Kimberly Maginnis - Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00

Lance Slaughter - Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00

Michelle Keegan – Chief Development Officer – $178,744.00

John Applegate – Association Finance Officer – $118.726.00

David Moses – Director of Planned Giving – $112,509.00

Carrie Munk – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer – $142,875.00

Patrick Wildman – Director of Public Policy – $112,358.00

Kathi Kromer – Director of State Advocacy – $110,661.00

Want me to be charitable? How about these fine folks do the same?

Finally - if you want to donate to a charity I can applaud and respect that. I cannot respect the goof that has to make a show of it by acting like an ass in public. It does not make me respect him - indeed, it annoys me - and it will not induce me to contribute to the charity he's pushing.

What would your Dad do?

R.K. Brumbelow said...

A friend of mine lost his 5 year old son to ALL (Acute lymphoblastic leukemia) yesterday

So even if you do not want to give to a big group I encourage everyone to volunteer or donate to a local charity. Your church, synagogue mosque, circle or ronald mcdonald house if you are not theologically inclined possibly has people local to you in need. Even small things like cooking a meal for the family can make a huge difference.

Jennifer said...

Well since our own Ambulance Driver helped start this charity and sits on the board, I think you can dismiss Glen's concerns. Beyond that, there's nothing undignified about wearing a kilt.

Peter said...

Only if you wear a red flannel 'union suit' underneath. FOR THE CHILDREN, of course!

Sherm said...

And the point is?

It looks to me that the big winner in this is the kilt vendor. Skip the kilt and donate more if you're urge is to donate.

Five year prostate cancer survivor.

Jefferson Selvy said...

Any sassenach can wear trousers but only a MAN can wear a kilt!

Unknown said...

If you don't do KtKC for your adoring fans, do it for my father who passed away last year (thanks OldNFO for the blog space). Dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was scheduled for radioactive pellets in 2001.
9/12/2001, to be exact. His surgery was delayed several weeks as the pellets have to be delivered overnight. Like that was going to happen.
His passing last year was not due to prostate cancer. Early detection and treatment gave him 12 more years to enjoy life and family.
And I can't. Work dress code and my wife has threatened me with bodily harm if I even think of buying a kilt.

Unknown said...

Drat Google Account!
Unknown is me, Wandering Neurons. Professionally Paranoid ISSM.

Mrs. S. said...

Go for it. And if you have any Scottish ancestry in your family tree, make the extra effort and get a kilt in the family colors for the fun of it.

Weetabix said...

I thought wearing a kilt increased one's dignity. I say do it.