OUR FOUNDING STORY
It all started with a crazy idea…
In 2010, a group of do-gooders, led by co-founders Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers and Bobby Gill, dropped their pants and ran through the D.C. cold to raise money for research to help end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. To help raise awareness about NF, they decided to strip down in solidarity and run in their undies.
Since 2010, Cupid’s Undie Run was created and became a recognized non-profit campaign with a mission to end NF by funding much needed research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. We have raised over $21,700,000 to date, with proceeds funding research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation, the world’s leader in NF research.
FINDING A CURE
Our mission is to accelerate the discovery of a cure for NF by inspiring our loyal community of supporters to do good year-round through boundary-pushing experiences. Everything we do is guided by our three core values:
1. Lead with Love
2. Innovate and Co-Create
3. Attitude is Everything
WANT TO WORK WITH US?
Cupid’s Undie. Run and its loyal community of supporters are on a mission to find a cure for neurofibromatosis. If you want in, there are a variety of ways to get involved with our cause, from careers, to volunteer opportunities, and more!