Un­der­neath it all for char­ity

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS ASIDES & INSIDES -

Good news for all you phil­an­thropic ex­hi­bi­tion­ists out there—this month brings an op­por­tu­nity to run around in your un­der­wear for a good cause.

Cupid’s Undie Run, a mile-long, un­der­wear-only race, will be held Feb. 9 in 18 cities to raise money for the Chil­dren’s Tu­mor Foun­da­tion, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that works to im­prove the health and lives of peo­ple liv­ing with neu­rofi­bro­mato­sis.

Known as NF, neu­rofi­bro­mato­sis is a ge­netic dis­or­der that al­lows tu­mors to grow on nerves through­out the body and can lead to blind­ness, deaf­ness, can­cer and chronic pain. More than 2 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide suf­fer from NF.

The undie run, first held in Washington, D.C., in 2010, was founded by

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