Cupid’s Undie Run: Raising Awareness for Neurofibromatosis

Cupid's Undie RunPIN IT!Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the rare cancers that I had originally never heard of. NF is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to quickly grow on the nervous system at an alarming rate. There is currently no cure for NF but the Cupid Foundation has decided to raise awareness for neurofibromatosis by hosting annual Cupid’s Undie Runs all across the US and Australia.

Where Your Money Goes

Cupid's Undie RunPIN IT!Since its inception in 2011, Cupid Charities has donated over 11 million dollars to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the leader in NF research and is currently running 30 clinical trials in the hopes of finding a treatment.

The Run Details

Cupid’s Undie Run is a brief 1 mile run followed by an after party to raise awareness and funds for NF. In Phoenix, specifically Tempe, the run is being hosted by Blasted Barley Beer Company on February 11th. Cupid’s Undie Run in Phoenix is one I’ve actually none about for years. When I was conquering my 23 runs in a year, this one was on my list but Spartan Race had beaten it out.

Quick FAQ

Cupid's Undie RunPIN IT!This year I’m super excited to be able to participate for the first time. For anyone who’s interested, you DON’T have to be down to your nitty grittys to participate. You can be fully dressed and throw a pair of underwear over the top of your leggings. You definitely don’t have to be in shape either. As someone who is out of running shape currently, I wouldn’t lie to you about that and embarrass myself. Lastly, if you’re worried about everyone getting plastered and having to deal with d-bags at the run, have no fear. Cupid Charities do not tolerate behavior like this and will kick you/them out in a heart beat.

Save Some Money

If you’re sold on the idea of how awesome this brief run, big party is then check out their city list here to see if they will be in your area. Even better than that, today only you can save 20% off with promo code “20PANTSOFF” any Undie Run.

Cupid's Undie RunPIN IT!

Comments
  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Oh wow. You know, I’ve never heard of this before, so I guess they’re doing what they set out to do. My awareness has been raised. I hope this event continues to make headway.

  • Jocelyn @Hip Mama's Place

    What a great campaign! And such a fun new way to raise awareness for such a great cause! Love it.

  • Dogvills

    I have also never heard of this type of cancer. I’m glad they are doing this to raise awareness,

  • Stephanie Pass

    Our local schools have big events for the NF research. I just love this run. It looks so fun and so cute in everyone’s undies!

  • Melissa Dixon

    Wow I have never heard of this before but it sounds like a great way to raise money. I bet a lot of people would be more likely to help raise funds for the cause this way.

  • uprunforlife

    This sounds like an awesome experience. I would love to participate even if I walk. I hope that you enjoy your fun run. 🙂

  • Echo

    This is awesome! I have never heard of this before! What a great way to raise awareness!

  • Kathy Myers

    I have never heard of this before. Love fund raisers this looks really fun!

  • My Teen Guide

    Helping others while having fun. You all have a good heart.

  • E H

    This is a great cause to support, and I applaud you for your courage to sport out this look for charity reasons! Good for you, this can definitely get people talking – and this is a great way to start a conversation about a serious topic – having a bit of humor!

  • Diana Ajih

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this type of cancer before but I love that they’re raising awareness on this disease in such a huge way. The fundraiser looked like a lot of fun.

  • Rebecca Swenor

    Cupid Charities sounds amazing and kudos to them for all the do for everyone. The Cupid’s Undie Runs are a great fun way to raise money for the research of neurofibromatiosis. Thanks for sharing the information and the photos. .

  • Kate | Life of a Ginger

    What a fun campaign!! I’d never heard of the Children’s Tumor Foundation before, sounds like a great cause.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    At this time of year, I don’t think I could do this type of run , I would freeze to death. Hats off to thoser who give this cause an awareness.

  • Gabriel

    That’s certainly a good way to get everyone’s attention! It’s working also, I now know about a cause I’d never heard of before.