After careful consideration and on the advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer to cancel gatherings over 500 people, The Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF) will be cancelling all Cupid’s Undie Run events nationally, scheduled for 22 March.
We have been monitoring the situation on a daily basis as the health and safety of our entire community is of the upmost importance and our highest priority. This recent declaration by WHO that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now a pandemic, coupled with growing advice concerning the risk to the general community, as well as our own NF Community who have compromised immune systems, has now led our Board to make this final, very difficult decision.
The Cupid’s Undie Run is the fundraising backbone for families affected by Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder with limited treatment options and no cure. It is also an opportunity for the NF and broader community to come together to celebrate difference. We hope that all participants will still strip down or dress up in their Cupid’s gear and have some fun at home as we take our run off the streets and onto the screen for a Cupid’s Virtual Race and on-line competition on Sunday 22 March.
More information will follow soon.
Funds raised as part of Cupid’s Undie Run represent a third of the annual income received by Children’s Tumour Foundation. Without these valuable funds we would have to significantly reduce the support we provide, our investment in medical research, or the number of families we can be there for.
If you have already paid your registration but want to talk to us about a refund, please contact us at email@example.com. For those who are willing to let us use the funds received to continue to support the Children’s Tumour Foundation community, we sincerely thank you for your generosity, it means more to us than we could ever express.
For those who want to further support our work in these incredibly difficult times, you are amazing and your donations will be gratefully received and will go directly to helping the children and their families affected by this genetic disorder.
Louise Skilbeck, CEO