For two years in a row, 360training.com has been a proud supporter of the Cupid’s Undie Run (CUR), a yearly event that benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of the millions of people worldwide living with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that allows tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body which can lead to blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, cancer and chronic pain. Under-recognized and under-diagnosed, NF affects more people than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. CTF funds critical research to find treatments for NF with research on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities and learning disabilities.
The idea for Cupid’s Undie Run was born in February 2010 with the desire to help a friend in need. In 2009, Drew Leathers became paraplegic during his battle with NF. He spent 183 days in the hospital and was bedridden for the remainder of the year. Determined to help Chad’s brother, he rallied with his friends, Brendan Hanrahan and Bobby Gill, to create an event that would support research efforts to the CTF. After just 30 days of planning, the first Cupid’s Undie Run was held in Washington, DC with more than 650 runners in six feet of snow.
Today, Cupid’s Undie Run is the world’s largest organized underwear run. It takes place on Saturdays before or after Valentine’s weekend. This year Cupid’s Undie Run will be held on February 15, 2014 in 27 cities across the globe with over 18,000+ expected participants. The event combines a pre-race party, an approximate one mile-ish undie run and a return to the party. Participants don their bedroom’s best (PG 13 friendly attire), and fundraise to earn prizes such as robes, Timbuk2 backpacks, VIP passes, and more… Since 2010, Cupid’s Undie Run has raised over $2 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. This year, Cupid’s Undie Run has a goal of $3 million.
360training.com got involved with the cause because one of their employees, Krista Fredrick has a mild form of NF. Krista also serves as the Race Director for the event in Austin. Recognizing a worthy cause, 360training.com is promoting a campaign from January 14 to March 15, 2014, where customers will save 10% of their purchase and 10% of each purchase will be donated back to CTF, through the promotion code ‘CUPIDS2014’. The code is applicable on 360training.com and its brands, such as OSHAcampus.com, agentcampus.com, and Learn2Serve.
This Valentine’s Day help Cupid’s Undie Run put the hilarity in charity by registering for an event in a city near you or donating today!
For more information, please visit www.cupidsundierun.com