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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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Help us spread awareness. Click the button below to share with your friends & family and we’ll donate $1 to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

5% of One Wipe Charlies’ sales go to the Colon Cancer Alliance

BUY ONE WIPE CHARLIES

 

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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Help us spread awareness. Click the button below to share with your friends & family and we’ll donate $1 to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

5% of One Wipe Charlies’ sales go to the Colon Cancer Alliance

BUY ONE WIPE CHARLIES

 

 

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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Help us spread awareness. Click the tweet button to share with your friends & family and we’ll donate $1 to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

5% of One Wipe Charlies’ sales go to the Colon Cancer Alliance

BUY ONE WIPE CHARLIES

 

A Note from Mike

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As you know, Dollar Shave Club is sponsoring the Colon Cancer Alliance for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  We’re donating our time & money to help raise awareness about the importance of getting a colonoscopy.  According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, Colon Cancer is 90% preventable when detected early.

Which leads me to this:

I recently found out my family has a history of Colon Cancer, and our family doctor thinks it’s a good idea for me to get screened early.  So, I’m having the procedure done on March 19th, and I’m going to share the experience across our social media.  From the dietary restrictions, to the epic bowl riding the day before, to the post-procedure recap, you’ll be with me the whole time.  Lucky you.

You can follow the journey with the hashtag #DSColon, and please join in.  Since this is my first ever colonoscopy, I’d love to hear your tips, advice, or stories.  Just be sure to use #DSColon to make sure I see it.

For whatever reason, colonoscopies have a stigma.  But they’re not a big deal.

Thanks for helping me & DSC spread awareness about this preventable disease!

Mike

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Help us spread awareness. Click the button below to share with your friends & family and we’ll donate $1 to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

5% of One Wipe Charlies’ sales go to the Colon Cancer Alliance

BUY ONE WIPE CHARLIES

 

It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And We’re Sponsors!

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Dear Members,

As you know, last year we launched One Wipe Charlies — the amazing and tingly butt wipe for men.

But Dollar Shave Club cares about your butt inside and out, so this month for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month we’re sponsoring the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the US.  And 5% of Americans will be impacted by the disease in their lifetime*. That means 25,000 of Dollar Shave Club’s 500,000+ members could be affected.

So this month we want to raise awareness about the importance of getting a colonoscopy — Colon Cancer is 90% curable when found early!  To help the cause we’re giving the Colon Cancer Alliance 5% of One Wipe Charlies’ March sales to help raise money for the cause.

Keep coming back to the blog during the whole month of March for more facts and prevention tips.

 

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Save a life. Click the button below to share with your friends and family about the importance of a colonoscopy and we’ll donate $1 to the Colon Cancer Alliance:

5% of One Wipe Charlies’ sales go to the Colon Cancer Alliance

BUY ONE WIPE CHARLIES

 

5 Facts You Need to Know about Colon Cancer*

  • If you’re over 50, doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 5 years.**

  • There are more than one million Colon Cancer survivors living in America.**

  • Experts estimate 96,830 new cases of Colon Cancer this year.**

  • An estimated 23-million people are at-risk for Colon Cancer and not getting screened as recommended. ***

  • Thanks to an increase in screening, the Colorectal Cancer death rate in both men and women has been dropping over the past 20 years. **

 

*Source: Colon Cancer Alliance

**Source: American Cancer Society

***Source: Center for Disease Control

DSC Sponsors Your Thing: Monster Juice

Name: M.D. Payne

Business: Children’s books writer 103630668_9780448462288_large_Boogers_from_Beyond_#3

What he’s doing: Monster Juice is a series of funny gross-out horror books for children aged 8-10. The first three books, Fear the Barfitron, Fartsunamiand  Boogers from Beyond are available in stores now. Burpstronauts comes out this summer.

“My goal is to draw young readers in with outrageous horror humor and get them to read at a higher level without even knowing it”.

What he needs: “I really need promotion. The books are out there (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Wegmans, Krogers, etc.) and the kids are responding really positively. But I’ve yet to reach a tipping point”.

How we’re helping: Dollar Shave Club is giving M.D. $500 to buy a fog machine and sound effects machine for school visits.

How you can help: Buy his books!