Archives for September 2011

It’s Not About The Prizes.

The joking going on between myself, AmboDriver, Stingray, and Jay G. is really fun.  I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t want to see AmboDriver in a dress?

Just like everything else in EMS (and the other services as well), we make jokes and laugh when it comes to things that are really serious.

Like cancer.

Those of you who read my post about Veteran’s Day know I lost my father to cancer almost 2 years ago.  It wasn’t prostate cancer, or testicular cancer.  It doesn’t matter – it was cancer that killed my father before I was ready for him to leave my world.

There’s nothing I or anyone else can do to bring my father back, but each of you reading this right now can make a difference in someone else’s world.  If you’re a guy over 30, you can make a difference in your world.  Donate money to fund research to cure cancer.  Get yourself checked.  Give another son or daughter more time with their father.  Give a wife more time with her husband.  It doesn’t really matter who’s page you chose to make a donation from.  It doesn’t matter to me who wins the prizes (although it would be nice.)

JUST DO IT. Please.

The prizes are nice, I’ll admit.  But they’re not important.

Raising money for research is what’s important.

Dragging your father/husband/significant other male partner to the doctor to get checked is what’s important.

Raising awareness is what’s important.

So please, click a link and send some green.

I’m begging you.

Help Me Beat AD!

I know I don’t have near the readers that AD does, but that doesn’t mean I can’t raise more money for Prostate Cancer in donations!  OK, well, maybe it does, but I won’t let that little detail stop me from trying.

The important thing is to raise awareness.  That’s why I’ll be wearing a kilt for the entire month of September. To work, at home, while shopping, and pretty much all the time except when I’m on the ambulance.

I’m not just doing this for the awesome prizes – I’m doing this to spread the word that guys need to get their junk checked.  By a doctor, not your significant other.

So head over to my donation page and read more about what’s going on, and why all of my blogger friends and I are beating you over the head with this.

We’re trying to save your life, fellas..


AD has issued a challenge, and the challenge has been accepted.  So, if you want to see AD in DRAG, pony up some green and help save a life.  Make your donations to either the LiveStrong Foundation or the Prostate Cancer Foundation and put Kelly in a dress.

It wouldn’t be the first time…


OK, by now the secret is out of the bag. If the plane didn’t crash, and there were no unexpected delays with the flight, I just arrived in Las Vegas for the EMSWorld Expo. Let me tell you, it was VERY difficult keeping it a secret that I was, in fact, going. Only a few select people knew about it, mainly because I wanted to surprise a few friends by “stopping by to say Hi!” I’ve learned over the last few weeks that I have more friends than I realized. The thought of that realization made me speechless and humbled more than a few times.

By now I also have more than a few bruises given to me by a number of folks who I wouldn’t have met in person had I not made it out here this year. That’s OK, because I’ve probably gotten just as many hugs from the same people who gave me the bruises. It’s all good.

Not only am I here in Vegas for the Expo, I’m also Kilted to Kick Cancer thanks to the fine folks over at Alt.Kilt. I’ll also be sporting a brandy-new pair of boots, thanks to the great people at Magnum Boots.

Since I’m trying to get packed right now, I’ll post more on this tomorrow while I’m waiting to board the airplane.

For now, please visit Kilted to Kick Cancer and have a look at AmboDriver’s blogger contest.

Stay safe, and guys, check your package!