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Utahns strip down to their undies for charitable run in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 20:42:16-05

SALT LAKE CITY – There was a Valentine’s Day themed run in Salt Lake City Saturday, and clothes were not required during the charitable event.

Cupid’s Undie Run took off Saturday at the Poplar Street Pub,  and anyone 21 and older who didn’t mind running a mile in their undergarments was invited to join.

It was all to raise awareness of neurofibromatosis, which is a disease that causes tumors to grow on any nerve ending in the body. The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

“Currently about 1 in 3,000 people are affected with NF, and there's about 2 million worldwide,” said Brandie Evans, the race director.

Evans said the event combines fun with fundraising.

“Today is just all about fun,” she said. “Everyone, all these families that live with NF, lives with so much uncertainty and there's so many things that take them out of their comfort zone. So, today is just about stripping down to your undies and having fun and raising money for a really great cause."

Event organizers said more than 150 people participated in the event. This is not the first event of this kind in the area, but Saturday marked the first ever Cupid’s Undie Run in Salt Lake City.

For more information about the event, click here.