DSC Member Mission: High School Robotics

Spencer Kiper Robitics_Google

Member since: July 2012

Mission: Making robotics cool in Shreveport, LA

What he’s doing: Spencer teaches robotics to middle schooler to get them excited about science in a hands-on environment.

What he needs: “Equipment for the lab so my kids can create their own inventions.”

How we’re helping: Buying him a laptop to run a 3D printer

How YOU can help: Volunteer in your hometown mentoring kids in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.

DSC wants to help you do Your Thing. Click here and tell us about it — you may just end up being featured in our Bathroom Minutes magazine, and on our blog!

We Reached 23 Million People!

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We did it.

Thanks to your help, over 23 million people heard our message about the importance of getting screened for Colon Cancer. The Colon Cancer Alliance and Dollar Shave Club would like to thank everyone who helped spread awareness about early detection–and ultimately helping to save lives.

With National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month officially behind us, together we accomplished:

  • $10,000 donated to Colon Cancer Alliance, thanks to your retweets and purchases of One Wipe Charlies

  • 23 million+ people heard our message about the importance of getting screened

  • 1 Dollar Shave Club CEO with a clean colon

Just because March has ended doesn’t mean you should stop spreading the word. If you or someone you know is age 50 or older, or has a family history of Colon Cancer, talk to your doctor about getting screened. It could save your life.

Cheers to keeping your rear in the clear.

DSC MEMBER MISSION: THE SPOKES

Name: Walter “Chip” NickersonTheSpokes_Google
MEMBER SINCE: DECEMBER, 2012

The Cause: Chip donates his time as a photographer to his brother Ronnie’s wheelchair basketball team, The Spokes.

What he needs: Sponsorship for upcoming tournaments.

What DSC is doing: Giving $500 to help pay for tournament facility rentals.

How YOU can get involved: Donate and volunteer! Visit Sportable.org for more info.

Have a thing? Email us at yourthing@dollarshaveclub.com and tell us about it!

DSC Member Business: The Scoopette

Member: Steve Kaufman Scoopette_Google
Member since: October, 2012

The Business: Steve is the inventor of the “Scoopette”, a hand-help scooper that goes inside dog poop baggies. Brilliantly, it adds a layer between the thin baggie, your hand, and the warm dog turd.

What he needs: Help with graphic design and set-up costs.

What DSC is doing: We’re giving Steve cash to help him design a new logo.

How YOU can get involved: Scoop up Steve’s invention at http://igg.me/at/scoopette. If you email us a pic of your confirmation screen we’ll send you a DSC t-shirt!

Thank You

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Dear Members,

Earlier this week, I got a colonoscopy.  We live-streamed the whole thing on our blog for Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

It was my first ever colonoscopy and likely, not my last. But thanks to all of your tips, stories and advice, it was a breeze. Now I’m not nervous for my next one.

Thanks to your retweets and purchases of One Wipe Charlies this month, we raised a lot of money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. But more importantly, we raised a lot of awareness that Colon Cancer is 90% beatable if you catch it early with a screening.

Hopefully, by sharing my colonoscopy experience with you, it made it a little less embarrassing to ask your doctor about one for yourself. And if not, I hope you at least enjoyed the show.

Thanks again for all your support.

Yours in Health,

Mike

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Thanks for tuning in

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Mike’s colonoscopy is over. Thanks to everyone who tuned in, asked questions, and shared tips & stories.

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Mike’s colonoscopy is happening NOW

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Our CEO, Mike, has a family history of Colon Cancer. His doctor recommended a colonoscopy and he’s live streaming it to help raise awareness about the importance of early screening. Our partners at the Colon Cancer Alliance have doctors standing by to answer your questions. Please ask on Twitter with #DSColon.

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MIKE’S COLONOSCOPY PREP

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Sooooo preparing for a colonoscopy is not as simple as fasting the day before. I actually had to change my diet this weekend. (And if we’re being honest, I probably should have started a few days ago.) The goal is to make your colon as clean as possible for the procedure. Our friends at the Colon Cancer Alliance were kind enough to put together this list:

 

EAT: foods low in fiber

  • White bread, pasta and noodles, white rice and potatoes without skin

  • Well-cooked or canned vegetables

  • Canned fruits or fruits without skin

  • Tender meat, chicken or fish

 

DON’T EAT: high fiber, high fat foods

  • Any food containing nuts, seeds, popcorn

  • Raw vegetables with a skin, seeds, corn, broccoli, cabbage, dried beans or peas

  • Whole grains like pasta, brown rice, oatmeal or granola

  • Fatty foods

  • Fruit with skin

  • Tough meat with gristle

  • Herbal vitamins and oral iron supplements

  • Nothing with purple or red food coloring

 

NOT ALLOWED:

  • Motrin, Advil and Ibuprofen

 

ALLOWED:

  • Tylenol and Celebrex

Remember, if you’re preparing for a colonoscopy, listen to your doctor’s recommendations.

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REMEMBER TO TIP MIKE

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My Dear Members,

The date and time of my colonoscopy has been set: March 19th at 12 PM PST.

As I start preparing for the procedure, I’ve been reading through all of your tweets, posts, and comments. They’ve been awesome. Like this one, from Daniel:

I find tips like these really valuable and inspirational.  Keep them coming, and use #DSColon so I can find them.  Who knows, we may even send you a DSC Comfort Kit like this one. photo (3) Four more days to go! Yours in Health, Mike  

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Cut, Paste, Save Lives

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Don’t have to worry about Colon Cancer yet? Must be nice. Well, you probably have some family or friends over the age of 50 that you care about. So cut and paste this email to tell them about the importance of getting screened:

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Dear Mom/Dad/Grandpa/Grandma/Uncle Biff,

It’s March, and that means I’m thinking about your butt.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, and you need to know that Colon Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. But the good news is that it’s preventable and treatable if it’s caught early with a colonoscopy.

Please don’t make me think about your butt anymore. Talk to your doctor about getting screened.

Love,

Son/Grandson/Nephew

 

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