Kiama is to have its first Cupid’s Undie Run, a national fundraising event for the Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF).
The CTF is the only charity supporting children with the genetic disorder, Neurofibromatosis (NF) and their families. NF causes tumours to form on the nerve cells including the brain and spine, it is progressive and there is no cure.
It is a very personal cause for the Kiama Race Director Julia Szulerowski, as she and her daughter live with the effect of NF every day.
“Despite the discovery of causal genes, there is still no cure and frighteningly few treatment options,” says Julia. “We hope to change this with the help of funds raised through our Cupid’s Undie Run.”
The first 2000 runners to sign up nationally get free Cupid’s underwear from Bonds, otherwise, bring your own.
As Julia says, “You don’t have to wear your Undies in the usual way. Wear them on your head.. Wear them over your clothes.
“You don’t have to run! You can walk…
“It’s only 1.5km from Kiama Surf Club, around the showground, to the little stone wall near the Anglican church and back again.”
Entrants are encouraged to activate a sponsor page to encourage donations from friends and family.
There is a medal for the person who raises the most money and a prize for the best costume.
“It’s supposed to be fun, and it is supposed to make you feel a little bit awkward to give you an idea of what people who live with NF face each day,” she says.
Details: Sunday 18 Feb, 10-2pm, Surf Beach.
Register online at www.cupidsundierun.com.au/cities/kiama
Only cash registrations on the day. $60 includes undies and tshirt for earlybirds, food, drink and entertainment.