Wednesday, January 12, 2011

running for Cupid

This post comes in the form of a small plea, from me to you.

WHAT IF you could help the blind to see, or help the deaf to hear, or stop cancer? Well, with even a small donation to the Cupid's Undie Run, you could make that difference. Our charitable cherubs raise funds that directly benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that funds much needed research aimed at finding a cure for the devastating nerve disorder neurofibromatosis (NF).

A life with NF is a life of fear and uncertainty that no child should have to suffer through. Without effective treatments, NF leads to blindness, deafness, cancer, severe learning disabilities, chronic pain, external tumors and possible bone deformities. It affects more than 2 million worldwide, and although CTF has made great strides, there are currently no treatments for NF.

We know this event is a bit crazy. Yes, running around DC in your undies in the dead of winter seems a bit risqué, but by doing so you are helping raise funds and awareness for a crucial cause. And you know what? It's pretty darn fun, too. So take a minute to remember what it's like to be a kid, and just imagine what it would be like to know that one day you would be deaf, blind or in uncontrollable pain. These kids need your help, so spread the word and make a difference today.

We are grateful for your contributions, as are the millions that need a solution. Sincerely,
- The Charitable Cherubs

My darling boyfriend Steve has decided to participate in this run and is actively fundraising for the event. It takes place on February 12, Valentines Weekend and he will run around the U.S. Capitol in his undies. It is a short race, under two miles, I believe, but COLD in February! I will be cheering him along from the sidewalk, in my red wool peacoat, scarf and gloves! :)

I'm posting this with the hope that perhaps you'll want to make a small donation to this cause. The smallest bit will help, so skip a stop at Starbucks/Dunkin Donuts/Tim Hortons tomorrow and send along the $5 instead! It will be greatly appreciated by those who really need it.

His fundraising page can be found HERE with more information.

Please feel free to post this on your own blog, and tweet if you'd like (I'm @lexilooo, if you aren't already following me!)

Thanks much!

1 comment:

Annie said...

That is awesome that he is doing that!

I left you something on my blog!