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cupids undie run

Stage 48, 605 West 48th St.
Saturday, February 9, $40-$50, noon - 4:00

On Saturday, February 9, don’t be surprised if you find hundred of men and women in the Theater District running around with no pants on; no, it’s not business as usual, nor does it have anything to do with the annual No Pants Subway Ride. It’s more likely you’ve encountered Cupid’s Undie Run, a fundraiser for Cupid’s Charity, which raises money and awareness of the rare tumor-causing genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis (NF). Held in conjunction with the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), the “pantsless, mile-ish” run (#EndNF) will take place in more than three dozen cities across the country as well as another seventeen locations around the world. The event, which has raised nearly seventeen million dollars since it started in 2010, kicks off at Stage 48 and will be followed by a party. So why no pants? The nonprofit charity explains, “We run in our undies because those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors to feel more comfortable, so why should we?” If you do participate in one way or another — or even if you don’t — you can still live by these three core beliefs of Cupid’s Charity: “1. Always lead with love. 2. Never stop innovating. 3. Attitude is everything.”

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