Cupid’s Undie Run Chicago

Winter has finally hit Chicago, and I’m in hardcore hibernation mode. Despite the snow on the ground, I’m getting excited for this year’s Cupid’s Undie Run

This awesome event was a blast last year when I lived in Cincinnati, even with plenty of falling snow. Last year Cupid’s Undie Run raised over $3.5 Million to #EndNF – and plenty of party people took to the streets in underwear to celebrate. NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, causing blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, and severe chronic pain for lots of kids (one in 3,000, to be exact). One thing that surprised me while fundraising last year was how many people I knew with NF! Why had I never heard of this condition before???  I can’t imagine what these kids go through at such a young age – hundreds of doctor visits, multiple tumors, MRIs, and  no treatment options besides surgeries and/or brutal chemotherapy. 

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The Cupid’s party goes a bit like this: liquid courage -> 1 mile fun run -> more party. Stripping down to your skivvies is encouraged (because really, when else can you do this?), but people wear just about everything from costumes to normal cold-weather running gear.

This event is important enough – and fun enough – to get plenty of national attention. Check out this cover of Runner’s World!

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There are Cupid’s events all over the country, but you can find Chicago-specific information here. Even better, meet the kids you’re running for – eight of them are right here in Chicago!

Sign up now and you can get 10% off with code: CHICUR$
Don’t feel like running at all? No problem. Give a little bit of your hard-earned cash money to the brave people freezing their everything off for sick kids. Any donation $50 or more is matched!
Donate HERE – or maybe I’ll see you there!
Cheers,
Rachel