Charleston residents will drop their pants and take to the streets in just their underwear this weekend to raise funds for neurofibromatosis research.
Scheduled for Saturday, this event is part of a nationwide effort throughout February aimed at combating neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that can lead to severe health issues such as cancer, blindness, and learning disabilities.
Despite affecting 1 in every 2,000 births universally, there is no known cure for neurofibromatosis, making research and support crucial.
The Charleston edition of the Cupid’s Undie Run, led by event director Kristy Nobles, aims to contribute to this cause by supporting the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in neurofibromatosis research since 1978.
With $33.4k already raised towards their $35,000 goal, the Charleston community is gearing up for an eventful day that includes not just the run but also a costume contest, award ceremony, and a celebratory party.
The festivities kick off at noon at Loggerhead’s Beach Grill on Folly Beach, with the run itself slated for around 2 p.m., covering a mile-long route designed to bring together the community for a cause that affects many.