Running in My Underwear?!?!
Yes, you read that right folks. I’ll be stripping down on February 13th in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation and for kids with a debilitating genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis. NF causes tumors to grow all over the nervous system and can cause blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, and severe chronic pain. Currently there is no cure for NF, and very few treatment options. But- with Cupid’s Undie Run raising 3.5 million dollars in 2015- researchers are getting closer to finding a cure.
A little bit more on the organization:
Taken from CTF.org: “Our 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; 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.”
I think that public awareness of different diseases is so important, and i love what this organization is doing. And lucky for my readers- you can join the race too, and with a 10% OFF DISCOUNT!- WOO! You all know that I love a good discount. Running is great, but running for a cause is even better, so put those buns to use and sign up today! Follow this link :
Cupid’s Undie Run and use the code CHICUR$ to get 10% off registration!
Now, I’m not 100% sure that I will be running in my underwear for sure, or if I will chicken out and run in spandex or buns. BUT- if these kids can deal with so much as such a young age, then I can put my big girl panties on (#punintended) and race a mile in my undies. It will be freezing out- but hey- its only for a mile. The race starts on Clark street aka Wrigleyville in Chicago. If you like anywhere near the area, I highly suggest coming out to run, spectate, or donate.
P.S. should I buy some of these undies for the race?? HA! My fav are the “run your butt off” pair.
Tell me: what is the craziest race that you have every run? Have you ever dressed up (or dressed down) for a race? Would you ever run in your underwear?? Should I strip down, or keep it covered (I mean it is february in Chicago after all) ?? let me know below!