If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC and are wondering what to do on Valentine's Day, how about hanging out in your underwear?
Conor and his parents and siblings are asking you to think about running a mile in your underwear in the middle of February. This isn’t challenging or shameful, especially when it brings awareness of neurofibromatosis, or NF, and raises funds for The Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Nine year old Conor McManus has endured three craniotomies, lost his right eye and dealt with disfigurement and averaged two major, invasive head surgeries a year in his ongoing battle against neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors in children.
Conor, an inspiration to many who know him or meet him, will be the master of ceremonies for the second annual Cupid’s Undie Run on Valentine’s Day on Folly Beach. The event originated in Washington, D.C., in 2010 and has grown to 38 cities in the United States and Australia.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a Charity Navigator 4-Star charity that prides itself on efficiency, spending 82.4 percent of its revenue on program expenses and less than 8 percent on administrative costs.
Last year, 30 events raised $2.8 million. The Charleston area’s inaugural Undie Run on Folly had more than 260 participants and raised $29,000, according to local race director Kryssy Andrash.
Excerpts – The Post and Courier