People’s Choice Undies Run For Bowl Cancer
An Undie Run is an event where a large number of people disrobe until they are only wearing underwear and then run.
The People’s Choice Undies Run is to raise awareness and raise funds for Bowl Cancer.
- It’s a fun event with a serious message.
- It’s the most fun you can have in your undies!
- It’s Australia’s cheekiest fun run.
The run will see 100,000 spectators, a ready-made 1.7km racing arena and more than 1,000 runners decked out in matching underwear.
Since its inception, the Undies Run has raised $280,000 for Cancer Council SA and funded the distribution of 7,000 life-saving bowel cancer screening kits.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds and awareness for bowel cancer screening and reduce the embarrassment associated with it. So, they’re challenging people to strip down to their underwear for a run in the heart of Adelaide, to help show that that has got to be way more embarrassing than a simple test.
Bowel cancer is the country’s second-most commonly diagnosed cancer, killing 4,000 Australians each year. But, early detection and treatment can significantly increase the chances of survival, with up to 90% of bowel cancers deemed treatable if detected early. The awkwardness of bowel cancer screening is not worth dying for.
People’s Choice is one of Australia’s largest credit unions with 345,000 members across the country; more than 50 branches; $8 billion of funds under management and advice; and more than 1,100 employees.
What: 2015 People’s Choice Undies Run for Bowel Cancer.
When: 5:00pm on Sunday, 18 January 2015.
Where: Rymill Park, Adelaide, South Australia.
Register: undiesrun.com.au, November $25 early bird and competition to win one of 4 iPad Minis.