I will be running in my undies this coming February so kids with neurofibromatosis (NF), also known as children’s tumors, can grow up happy and healthy.
Yeah, I’m basically gonna be freezing my butt off as I strip down to my underpants to be a part of the Cupid’s Undie Run in the cold on February 13th in NYC along with many others contributing to this great cause. So here I am getting talked into doing this after running Warrior Dashes and Tough Mudders. In my undies. In the dead of Winter. At least there will be no obstacles this time. Just maybe some snow and arctic temps. I think I can handle that. Just have to get through a 1.5 mile run and hit the bar with all my fellow runners and teammates afterwards. Hot toddies please!
Hey, what about shrinkage? Has anyone thought about that? I better stuff a few extra socks in there. To keep my junk warm of course. Not that I really need it. 🙂
Here’s just a few facts about NF and the Children’s Tumor Foundation –
NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain.
- The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the world’s largest non-government organization dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research. Currently, there is no cure for NF and there are frighteningly few treatment options. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity that prides itself on efficiency, spending 82.4% of its revenue on program expenses and less than 8% on administrative costs.
- NF affects roughly 1:3,000 births in the U.S. and is in desperate need of new discovery, so we’re on a mission to #EndNF and all proceeds benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
- The Foundation’s mission is to advance peer-reviewed research to develop treatments and cures for NF; support persons with NF and their families by making thorough and accurate information readily available; to assist in developing clinical centers and best practices to improve access to quality healthcare for those who live with NF; and expand public awareness of NF to improve diagnoses, increase understanding of the challenges that NF presents, and encourage support for NF research.
- You already know we run to raise money for CTF and kick NF in the butt. But why do we run with our butts out? It’s simple. We run in our undies because people with NF can’t cover up their tumors. They can’t put clothes on to feel more comfortable, so why should we?
Last year over $3.5 million was raised in cities across the country by those running for the cause. Hopefully, we can exceed that number. Once again, I am asking you all out there to help me with my charity run. Even a little bit helps, and every dollar will be greatly appreciated! $5, $10, or whatever you can afford. Here is the link to my fundraising page –
It should be a fun day as I’ll be joined by many others, and alongside my teammates all together for this terrific charity event. Of course, now I really have to watch my diet and keep my training up so I at least look presentable while almost naked. No way do I want to be “that jiggly nude guy” who people look at and cringe over. I just have to keep telling myself it’s all for a good cause, and some hilarity too!
Some extra links for info –
Children’s Tumor Foundation – http://www.ctf.org/
Cupid’s Undie Run – http://www.cupidsundierun.com/