Firstly, a warm welcome to Kilt-Up 4 Cancer!!
Kilt-Up 4 Cancer is attempting to reduce the incidence of male related cancers by drawing attention to the occurrence of male cancer - to get it out in the open, so to speak!
Kilt-up 4 Cancer started a campaign on 15 March 2013 and will last for 366 days.
Steven Firth is reading philosophy, at the University of Lethbridge. The University is heavily involved with the fight against cancer; it is home to both an active Cancer Club and to Dr. Roy Golsteyn - who is working tirelessly in cellular biology to assist in the fight against Cancer
Steve (at his most gregarious and flamboyant) will don a kilt every day for the 366 days. He will be struggling through the frozen Alberta plains at -40 in winter, and sweating through a possible + 40 in height of summer hoping to catch your eye!
So, why is he doing this year long event
Most importantly - to raise the general awareness of male cancers and to target a campaign of education - especially to young males (who are more prone to testicular cancer).
To raise money for The Canadian Cancer Society- Kilt-Up 4 Cancer will attempt to unleash the combined collective power of the Canadian people, and of the mighty internet itself, to try to raise some cash for the cause.
See the events and merchandising pages for more info
According to Canadian Cancer Society statistics 1
An estimated 187,600 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013
Slightly more men than women will be diagnosed with a new cancer. Prostate cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men. The top three male cancers: colorectal, prostate, and lung, comprise of around 40% of all cancers.2 It's not just in Canada either, these statistics are fairly consistent the world over.
Surprising more cases of Prostate cancer are diagnosed than Breast cancer (Sept 12 stats for Canada identified 23,400 cases prostate cancer and 21,100 cases Breast cancer.)
1. The Canadian Cancer Society., Accessed: 10 November 2013. http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/CCS/Canada wide/Files List/English files heading/PDF - Policy Canadian Cancer Statistics
2. English/Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012 - English.ashx#page9
On this website you will find snippets of information about the campaign events & fundraising activities , ways to donate - we even have a small section about medical concerns and advice.
You can donate to the campaign by following our Donations tab, and these donations go directly to our campaign account with the Canadian Cancer.
Just for a quick laff, with a serious side
For daily snippets of doings please look at our facebook page