Childrens' Tumor Foundation - "Cupid's Undie Run"

Does it sound silly?  Well, it is!

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A.J. leading the inaugural Cupid's Undies Run in 2010

The Cupid's Undies Run, founded in Washington DC and now a successful campaign in 6 cities across the country, is organized by the Children's Tumor Foundation, the leading advocacy organization for research into Neurofibromatosis (NF).  Affecting over 2 million children worldwide, NF causes tumors to grow along the spinal column and major nerve endings which manifest during adolescence and worsen with physical maturity.  The symptoms of NF range from constant decentralized irritation and pain sensations to physical disability including blindness and deafness.  There are no effective treatments for NF, and no cure has been found.  This disease causes suffering for families from dozens of countries, and every walk of life.

When Greg and A.J. learned about NF from a friend, participating as fundraisers for the Children's Tumor Foundation through Cupid's Undies Run seemed like the least they could do to contribute.  Now in the event's third year, the Cook Bros. team is one of the top 5 fundraisers in the Capitol area, and we are thrilled to support such a great cause.  It's a crazy day of spending time with friends, and raising awareness by participating in "The Run" itself: a 1.5 mile fun run around Capitol Hill in our underwear.  All 500 of us!

If you would like to support the Cook Bros. team in our effort to raise awareness of  Neurofibromatosis and join us in our effort to help the search for a cure, feel free to visit our fundraising headquarters here and learn more.

 

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