More than 100 people are expected to take part in Reno’s inaugural Cupid’s Undie Run on Saturday, Feb 8.
Cupid’s Undie Run is hosted by the Cupid’s Charity as an effort to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is classified as a genetic disorder which allows tumors to develop on nerve tissues throughout the body.
Fundraising for the run has surpassed the $8,000 goal set and organizers have so far raised $10,860 as of Tuesday, Feb. 4. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
For Cupid’s Charity, Reno is one of 38 locations where “undie runs” will be held in the month of February. The very first took place in Washington, D.C. a decade ago. The charity is based in Denver, Colorado.
Runners will meet at The Saint in Midtown at Noon and run through the city for about a mile starting around 2:00 p.m. The festivities continue at the venue until 4:00 p.m. Registration is $45.
“We run in our undies because those affected by NF can’t cover up their tumors,” according to its https://cupids.org/cupids-undie-run/website. “They can’t put on clothes to feel more comfortable, so why should we?” — CC
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