As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is the time of the year for us to sponsor Cupid’s Undie Run and help raise funds and awareness for Neurofibromatosis, or NF. As part of this campaign, learners who use the promotional code CUPIDS2014 from now until March 15, 2014 will be getting 10 percent off our courses and will be donating 10 percent of their purchases to Cupid’s Undie Run.
What is Cupid’s Undie Run?
Cupid’s Undie Run is a charity event that takes place around Valentine’s Day and strives to raise funds to help research a cure for NF. During the event, participants run roughly one mile in their bedroom best, or their underwear, no matter how cold it is.
The goal of the event is to improve awareness about NF and raise funds to improve research for a cure. All of the funds raised during Cupid’s Undie Run are donated to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, an organization that is researching a cure for NF.
What is Neurofibromatosis?
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that currently does not have any available cure. The disorder causes tumors to grow throughout the body on different nerves. Due to the growth of tumors and the location where they grow, children and adults who have NF face damages to the nerves that can cause learning disorders, pain throughout the body, blindness, and deafness.
The specific locations where the tumors grow can contribute to the problems that arise, but researchers are trying to find a cure to stop the tumors from growing and damaging the bodies and nerves of those who are born with the disorder.
The Children’s Tumor Foundation
The funds that we raise through Cupid’s Undie Run will be donated to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to researching new medical advances that may help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life of NF patients.
Since NF affects roughly one in 3,000 individuals, the need to discover a cure is essential. The foundation needs funds to improve and continue research.
Along with the focus on curing NF, the Children’s Tumor Foundation is using funds to help families with children with NF, and make information available to medical facilities as well as, the public. By raising awareness and providing information about the disorder, the foundation is making it easier for doctors to diagnose NF in their patients accurately so that appropriate treatments are made available.
Donating to the Cause
Giving a donation to Cupid’s Undie Run is a great way to participate in the efforts of the Children’s Tumor Foundation to find a cure for NF. Learners who are planning to take courses with Meditec can use the promotional code CUPIDS2014 to donate 10 percent of the cost of the course to Cupid’s Undie Run. You can also donate directly to Cupid’s Undie Run.
Valentine’s Day is a time to give love to those around us, and there is no better way to show that love for others than donating funds to a cause that helps improve the lives of others. Cupid’s Undie Run is an event that increases the awareness of NF and obtains funds to donate to research. Donate to the cause to help in the research efforts of the Children’s Tumor Foundation.