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Kilted to Kick Cancer

Throughout the month of September EMS, Fire, and Police bloggers have been Kilted to Kick Cancer with the purpose to raise awareness of Prostate and Testicular Cancer. Starting at EMS World Expo EMS Bloggers and personalities the Happy Medic, Ambulance Driver, and many others have been kilted and encouraging their readers to be Kilted to Kick Cancer and donate funds.

Find more information at the official Kilted to Kick Cancer website as well as the Ambulance Drivers Files Kilted to Kick Cancer page.

You Can Participate

You can participate in Kilted to Kick Cancer by wearing a kilt, talking about the risks of prostate and testicular cancer and the importance of screening, and donating to research to find the cause of and cure for cancer.

Me in a Kilt???

I don’t own a kilt. Honestly it sounds a lot like dressing up and wearing a coat and tie. I am lucky that my with job and home office I can wear sweatpants 300 days a year.

I told my wife about Kilted to Kick Cancer and suggested that as an EMS blogger I might get involved.

“How?” she asked. Already with a strong sense of trepidation in her voice.

“Well some of the other guys are having fund raising contests.” I replied.

“What is the contest,” she asked.

“If they raise a certain amount of money they will do something.”

“And what would you do?”

Long pause…

“Well instead of wearing a kilt maybe I could run the October 1 Nekoosa Ambulance Run the Pumpkin 5K in a Skort,” I offered.

Note: a skort is a combination short/skirt most often worn by female runners.

“Ummm … no,” was her quick reply.

Of course her quick dismissal of my ideas has a) increased my interest in executing said idea and b) emboldened me to ask you, dear readers, how much should I set as the challenge. If I can raise $$$ for Kilted to Kick Cancer I will run the 5k in a skort.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.