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On February 18, Cupid’s Undie Run comes to Byron Bay. Photo supplied

On Sunday, February 18, dozens of Byron Bay locals will strip down to take part in Cupid’s Undie Run along Main beach to the Beach Hotel.

Cupid’s Undie Run, Australia’s biggest underwear run, will take place in 17 locations across Australia with a goal of raising $500,000 for the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF).

Far from your average fun run, Cupid’s Undie Run calls on runners to #Dare2Bare to help raise awareness of an insidious genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis or NF. Despite being relatively unknown, NF affects more than 10,000 Australians. The disorder causes tumours to form in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. There is no cure.

Cupid’s Undie Run campaign manager, Rachel Skelton, whose daughter is affected by neurofibromatosis, is looking forward to the event raising increased awareness and much needed funds for the CTF.

‘When Bella was diagnosed with NF, I was astounded by the lack of awareness for this condition. Cupid’s Undie Run is a great opportunity to have a bit of fun while supporting life changing research and support for families battling with NF.’

The Cupid’s Undie Run course will cover 1.5km and finish with some food and drinks. Participants are encouraged to dress down to their undies or dress up in fancy dress – with a prize going to the best dressed on the day!

All entrants will receive a t-shirt and undies courtesy of BONDS.

Prizes will be up for grabs for those who dig deep and commit to raising much needed funds for the Children’s Tumour Foundation.

In 2017, the event raised $380,000 towards stationing a Support Coordinator in Brisbane to support all of the Queensland and the Northern Territory NF community.

In time, the Children’s Tumour Foundation hopes to develop a NF Clinic within the region to guide and assist people through what is quite often a very complex system.

Cupid’s Undie Run commences at 10am, Sunday, February 18. It will begin and end at the Beach Hotel. The run is along Byron Bay’s Main Beach

Register Now at www.cupidsundierun.com.au.


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