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Cupid’s Charity and its loyal community of supporters is 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.
Volunteer Event Director: Boston, Indianapolis, Phoenix, NYC, Dallas
Cupid’s Undie Run (CUR) was founded in 2010 as an effort to bring awareness to a rare genetic disorder known as neurofibromatosis (NF). NF causes tumor growth on the nervous system, and can lead to blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain. Cupid’s Undie Run is a big party with a “brief” run squeezed in the middle. We like to create an environment where anyone facing NF can make light of a serious situation, while feeling empowered that they are also driving promising research. With over $21 million raised since 2010, we are getting closer to finding a cure to end NF.
we are getting closer to finding a cure to end NF.
CUR is currently located in 38 cities, all run by volunteer Event Directors (formerly known as Race Directors). We have a strong community of 50+ Directors that support one another and act as on the ground ambassadors, best of the best party planners, NF community connectors, and more! This position is seasonal, beginning in September and wrapping up at the end of February 2022. High points in the season are September, December, and Jan/Feb. Our volunteers are the glue that holds this ship together and we could not be more grateful for your interest in coming on board!
Responsibilities* (subject to change and supported by your National Manager):
- Manage city specific email account ([email protected])
- Establish small committee to help delegate tasks (2-3 people in your first year)
- Secure venue with a signed contract
- Permit 1 mile route – includes approval from the city
- Negotiate open bar per-person cost or liquor sponsorship (if applicable)
- Secure day of entertainment (DJ, emcee) and photographers/videographers
- Local grassroots promotion
- Scout local sponsorship or opportunities to partner
- Manage city specific Cupid’s Undie Run Facebook event and group pages
- Local emails to your runners (if needed; we have National Marketing as well)
- Postcard and Poster Distribution
- NF Champions/Local NF Community Support
- Coordinate day-of volunteers
- Media contact outreach and appearance
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Bring Cupid’s Undie Run To Your City
Just can’t accept the fact that’s there’s no Cupid’s Undie Run in your city? We feel you! We’re always looking for people who are super-passionate about our cause. If that’s you… we want to hear from you! Apply here to bring Cupid’s to your city, town or university.
Want to get involved with planning, producing or helping execute one of our Cupid’s Undie Run events in your city? Reach out here and we’ll be in touch soon!
MEET THE NATIONAL STAFF
With a home base in Denver, Colorado, Cupid’s national staff brings together and inspires communities to take action and support our vision of a world without NF.
After a short stint in corporate America, Amy translated her childhood passion for selling painted rocks into a career in nonprofit fundraising. A career advancement in 2001 saw Amy give up lakeside living in Michigan to embrace the mountain lifestyle of Colorado. She has worked at some incredible organizations during her 20-year nonprofit career but Cupid’s is by far her favorite! When she’s not partying in her underwear, Amy enjoys spending time with her two adorable kids, cooking, reading, doing yoga, making jewelry, and maybe one day soon, painting rocks again.
Cassidy just recently moved back to the Mile High City after having ventured out west to the small beach town of Santa Barbara, California. While the ocean was her world, the mountains were calling and so was her new position as the National Development Manager on the Cupid’s National Team! Cassidy has extensive Marketing and Event Management experience and is excited to reunite with her non-profit roots. Cassidy has a rare zest for life and is passionate about giving back to something greater than herself! As a yogi and former pro-dancer, you can probably find Cassidy having a “pants-off dance-off” to ultimately end NF!
Jamie is Cupid’s Chief Development Officer. With Midwestern values and South Florida flair, Jamie hails from Indianapolis and comes to Cupid’s from Miami, Florida where she learned there’s no modesty in raising money or hanging out “sans pants”. With tons of fundraising experience and a sense of humor, Jamie is ready to conquer the Undie World and help end NF. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her husband, kids and dog, exploring Denver, and most likely eating sushi.
Rachel comes to us from the great state of Montana. She’s as crazy about thrillanthropy as she is about the rocky mountains. She headed to Denver to live a city life among the peaks. With a background in operations and project management, she jumped into Team Cupid as our Chief Operations Officer. She loves to plan, plan, plan. When she’s not wrangling all things office undies, you can find her exploring exotic locales with her husband, Justin, or romping around the woods with her border collie Olive.
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds, our Board of Directors combine professionalism and passion as they help steer Cupid’s Charity to success.
Bobby is one of the original three co-founders of Cupid’s Charity from back in the olden days of 2010. From it’s inception, Bobby led Cupid’s social, marketing and grassroots efforts. In 2013, after Cupid’s Undie Run grossed $1 Million for the first time annually, Bobby left his engineering career behind and put his full weight behind Cupid’s efforts to become Chief Operating Officer. After landing the cover of Runner’s World magazine and realizing he had peaked, he retired his red briefs in 2016 to usher in a new generation of thrillanthropy leadership. Bobby now works in regenerative agriculture trying to save the planet one healthy grassfed bite at a time.
Brendan Hanrahan set Cupid in motion with mock-up flyer e-mailed to a friend. Ten years later he serves as Cupid Charities Board Chair after a long stint as the Washington D.C. Volunteer Event Director. During the day he works in a laboratory developing new energy technologies for the U.S. Army.
Elizabeth, a Floridian turned Coloradan, joined the Cupid’s Board in 2019. After helping Cupid’s behind the scenes with legal work for several years, she’s excited to join the Board and officially be on Team Cupid! Her day job is an IP litigator at the Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP.
Emily Parker has spent the entirety of her career in the private wealth management industry, working in both client-facing and strategic business roles. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Client and Business Manager of a large Private Bank in New York City, where she works within the Investments organization of the bank, focusing on both the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as coaching and career development of investment analysts.
Prior to stepping into this role, Emily focused on practice management and sales execution at Barclays Wealth, creating and delivering business development strategies for over 300 investment advisors. Prior to that, she spent time on a sales team within the private banking arms of Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. Emily has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Financial Economics from Binghamton University.
Emily was introduced to Cupid’s and the Undie Run 2015, and fell in love the the spirit of the event, the people and cause. She is passionate about raising NF awareness and finding a cure!
George Thuronyi has been a Cupid’s participant and enthusiast since 2011. He’s involved in many charitable and philanthropic activities in the Washington, DC, area and also spends his free time cycling and running. In his professional life, George educates and provides public outreach at the Library of Congress, where he is Deputy Director of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office.
Steve Lorberbaum is the owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Serving Potomac providing personal in home care to seniors and individuals with disabilities. He has more than 25 years practicing law in both private practice and as General Corporate Counsel. He spent ten years as COO/President working in financial services, software and systems integration and commercial real estate development. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He continued his education with a JD degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. Steve has been active with The Children’s Tumor Foundation and has been a runner, Event Director and Board Member of Cupid’s Charity since 2014.
Tamara, a native of Chicago, has served on the Cupid’s Board since it was created. She volunteered at the very first Cupid’s Undie Run and has been the Event Director in Washington, DC and Chicago. She first learned about NF from her husband and Cupid’s founder, Brendan, and has helped to f’undie’raise money to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation ever since.
MEET OUR EVENT DIRECTORS
Our all-star event directors execute stellar Cupid’s Undie Run events and nurture strong Cupid’s communities in their city. Get to know the awesome people who make Cupid’s Undie Run possible!
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