Valentine’s Day Weekend’s CUPID’S UNDIE RUN a HUGE Success
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Putting the “hilarity” back in “charity,” this past Saturday nearly 3,000 runners nationwide stripped down to their undies and braved the frigid February temps to raise money and awareness for a rather “undie-scussed” issue, neurofibromatosis (NF). Benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation, this effort will mean more than $300,000 for medical research into treatments for NF, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.
Washington D.C.’s wildly popular Cupid’s Undie Run expanded its jaw-dropping charity race to New York, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver, and Seattle. Even with five first year cities, the event sold out in almost every market. It seems Cupid’s has struck a nerve! The flagship run in the nation’s capital sold out 850 slots in less than 13 days. With nothing but their “bedroom best,” the event produced as advertised for runners, sponsors and spectators alike. [Photos: http://cupidsundierun.com/toppics]
“What’s so amazing about Cupid’s,” commented co-founder Chad Leathers, “is the level of passion exhibited from runners, spectators, donors, and our volunteer directors. It is truly awe inspiring!”
About Cupid’s Undie Run LLC
Cupid’s Undie Run is a 1-ish mile run on Valentine’s Day weekend, in your bedroom-best, that raises funds for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Founded in 2010, Cupid’s Undie Run is the brainchild of friends Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers, and Bobby Gill, who were inspired to action when Leathers’ youngest brother, Drew, was diagnosed with schwannomatosis, a painful form of NF. The team wanted to keep the “fun” in fundraising, and there is no doubt that they have succeeded. Their crazy idea has not only turned heads, but turned a local event into a national movement. For more information: www.cupidsundierun.com.
About Children’s Tumor Foundation
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, bone deformities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities and disabling pain. NF affects more people than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation funds critical research to find treatments for NF. This research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities and learning disabilities, benefiting the broader community.
SOURCE Cupid’s Undie Run LLC