Hello Jacksonville! Do you ever have those days where you want to go out and do something but don’t feel like putting pants on? Well, the day has come where that is not only okay but encouraged!
Cupid’s Undie Run is a nation-wide run that takes place in over 30+ cities in support of people with Neurofibromatosis. NF affects 1 in every 3,000 births. It’s a rare, genetic disease that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. There is no cure, however, with the help of Cupid’s Undie Run, they are hoping to one day #EndNF.
The Cupid’s Charity has a mission to accelerate the discovery of a cure for NF by inspiring their loyal community of supporters to do good year-round through boundary-pushing experiences. Everything they do is guided by their three core values: always lead with love, never stop innovating, and attitude is everything.
But Why Are They Running in Their Underwear?
It all started with a crazy idea. In 2010, the co-founders Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers, and Bobby Gill dropped their pants and ran through the cold to raise money for research to help end NF.
They ran in their undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors, so they decided to strip down in solidarity. We run to show people with NF that we are standing with them in their fight against Neurofibromatosis.
What Impact Has This Run Made to Help NF?
Not only has this run brought awareness to NF, but it has also helped move forward research on the disease. They have raised $18.9 million since they started the run in 2010.
100% of their proceeds go towards Neurofibromatosis research. Every dollar brings them closer to a cure. Whether it’s dropping our pants in February for Cupid’s Undie Run, brunching in our bathrobes, or creating a DIY fundraising project, Cupid’s Charity won’t stop until they #EndNF.
There are so many ways to fundraise so make sure to check their website to get involved!
What Makes This Run Fun?
This run is “brief” and takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: grab some drinks, run, and join the dance party–all to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis. If you raise $100, you get a free t-shirt, and if you raise $250, you get free undies and an open bar!
Undies are encouraged but not mandatory–maybe costumes are more your style? So whether you start a team with your friends, join a team, or run solo, just come out, have a blast, and raise some money for NF.
🗓 FEB 29 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Kickbacks Gastropub