25 Feb Cupid’s Undie Run
Gold Coast 2019
Missy Noir & Lazygirl had a fantastic Sunday running on the beach in our lingerie. Raising awareness and support for the Children’s Tumour Foundation which is the only charity in Australia supporting families with Neurofibromatosis. Our #dare2bare helps empower those suffering with the illness to #celebratedifference as stripped down we are all human nor perfect and that’s ok!
I’ve never been very keen on Valentines Day, but 2019 was by far the best Valentines I’ve ever had. Valentine’s Day is always a fine line between mushy, putrid and … but I couldn’t exactly do nothing as it’s basically the unofficial lingerie day of the year. So when I came across Cupid’s Undie Run I thought great; I have found something that combines all my passions into one. I didn’t know it was going to have such a massive impact on me and be something I now want to do as a yearly tradition.
I’ve been looking for a charity for a long time that would fit in with Missy Noir and my own personal interests. I finally found one that fits and love that we share the values behind the Cupid’s Undie Run. The messaging behind #dare2bare, #celebratedifference is that stripped down we are all human, scars, stretch marks, birthmarks. We are all human and none of us are perfect. Empowering those suffering NF often with severe visual deformities that it’s ok to be different.
Bringing the community together and running in our undies shows off most of our vulnerabilities. Aimed to help those suffering with NF not feel excluded from society, provide confidence and strength, and also show them that we are there for them. Perhaps it also helps people outside this charity realise how embarrassing it can be when you feel that everyone is looking at you, your insecurities and things about your body that you can’t hide in your undies. Because that’s what NF suffers perhaps feel like nearly
Thank you to everyone that donated – we raised just over $1000 which will go towards sustaining support services for people living with NF, and to promote research for treatments and finding a cure for the debilitating condition.
We would LOVE to make this a yearly tradition and hope you will join us next time for this fun worldwide pants off party.