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UPDATE 25 JAN 2022: We don't want COVID to spoil Cupid's 10th birthday celebrations. Sadly, we can't gather as a big NF community at the 10 run locations run and after-parties. But that doesn't mean the party is over! We want you to hold your own DIY Undie Run and party to celebrate Cupid's 10th birthday before 28 Feb. These FAQs have been updated accordingly.

If you have any questions about the changes to the 2022 Cupid's Undie Run, please contact us at fundraising@ctf.org.au or 02 9713 6111 during business hours or message us @cupidsundierunoz

Registration

How much does it cost to register?

From 25 January 2022, the Cupid's Undie Run entry is FREE! 

You can order merchandise from our online store to wear to your DIY Cupid's Undie Run or purchase raffle tix in our BIG UNDIES RAFFLE!

Our raffle tickets start at $10 each and there are discounts for multiple tickets.

Do I have to be vaccinated for COVID19 to take party in Cupid's Undie Run? 

As we are no longer gathering as a big NF community group, we are encouraging you to hold your own DIY Cupid's Undie Run and after-party. Therefore, we ask you to follow all COVID restrictions and Safety Guidelines that apply in your state and territory on the day of your run and party and we do not need to know your vaccination status.

Can children take part Cupid’s Undie Run?

Yes, however, due to the nature of the event and encouraging you to run in your undies, it was planned to appeal to people aged 18 and over. But we do encourage children to dress-up in a fancy costume and participate with their family.

Will the event merchandise be posted to me?

Yes! Provided you order before 7 February 2022 we can pretty much guarantee Australia Post will deliver your gear. We will start posting our your undies and other Cupid's merchandise in late December 2021.

Is there a cutoff date for postage?

We encourage you to order any merchandise by 7 February so that we can ensure Australia Post has plenty of time to delivery your undies, tees, tutus, caps, and socks!


The Charity

Where does the money go?

The money raised will help individuals and families impacted by NF navigate a pathway from fear to hope with the support of the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia.  Funds raised from the Cupid’s Undie Run will go towards sustaining a range of programs and services that address the physical, emotional and psychological impact that NF can have on a person or family.

This includes multi-disciplinary NF clinics, research into effective treatments and social, behavioural and developmental issues, a national phone and online support network, as well as family camps and community days that help reduce feelings of social isolation and anxiety.

About the charityctf.org.au

Are donations tax deductible?

Absolutely!  The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status, so any donation of $2 or more is fully tax-deductible.

(Please note donations are only tax-deductible when the donation is a true gift only, and not to funds raised through fundraising activities where there is a material benefit or advantage, such as the sale of raffle tickets or merchandise. Donations in this case are not tax-deductible.)

Does the Children’s Tumour Foundation only support children living with Neurofibromatosis?

Despite our name, we also support adults throughout their NF journey also. Our name was chosen as most people are diagnosed during infancy or childhood. The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is the only charity that supports both children and adults with Neurofibromatosis.

Find out more

What is Neurofibromatosis (NF)?

NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumours to grow on any nerve throughout the body, including the brain and spine. There are three types of Neurofibromatosis; NF1, NF2 and schwannamatosis. Each case of NF is unique to the individual and there is no way to predict how it will manifest. 

In NF, tumours can develop just underneath the skin’s surface and cause visible external growths, or they can grow deep within the body and affect major organs and bones. NF can lead to a range of complications including deafness, blindness, paralysis, physical deformities, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities and chronic pain. NF occurs in as many as 1 in 2,500 births (approx 2 million worldwide). It is progressive, unpredictable and there is no cure.

Find out moreMeet the NF Heroes


run & fundraising Information

Where can I hold my run?

You can hold it wherever you like, as long as you feel safe, are not causing a disturbance to other members of the public, and all runners adhere to current COVID-19 restricgtions and safety guidelines that apply on the day. 

You might like to parade through the park with your friends - and doggy friends can come too now! Or wave at neighbours as you wander through your local streets. Or splash through the shallows as you run along a beach! 

It's your run so you choose the time, place and length (normally 1.5km).

Is Cupid's Undie Run a race?

Cupid’s Undie Run is a fun run that isn’t about running, or winning...or even undies. It is about fundraising for a cure.  It is not timed, there are no timing chips or race bibs. There are no individual race winners, only top fundraisers.

We like to think of it more like a rally, so make as much as noise and draw as much attention as you can!

If you are competitive at heart, we suggest you put some of that competitiveness to see if you have what it takes to become a top fundraiser!

Do you have to run in just your underwear?

No! At Cupid’s our message is CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE and whilst we promote the concept that stripped down, we are all the same...we understand that brave comes in different shapes and sizes (and confidence levels). We love costumes! The more outrageous the better! Run in a tutu (available on our online store), a superhero outfit or your Cupid's undies on the day, as long as you are there, we are happy!

How do I win a prize?

You can enter our BIG UNDIES RAFFLE by purchasing a $10 raffle ticket (or buy more to get a discount) for the chance to win $5,500 in prizes including a Samsung Galaxy Flip mobile, watch and buds, scooters and more! Entry closes 28 Feb so GET IN QUICK!

GET RAFFLE TIX  

To win the titles of Best Dressed Cupid and Best Cupid's Party, just post a photo of your outfit or party and tag us @cupidsundierunoz #bestdressedcupid #bestcupidsparty to win one of two $500 gift cards from The Athlete's Foot.

Top Fundraisers: we have prizes for our Top 3 Individual Fundraisers! Just be the highest individual Fundraisers at midnight on 28 Feb to be in with a chance to win. Check out all the prizes.

PRIZES TO BE WON 

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What hashtags can I use for my event photos on social media?

The hashtags we use are

#ImWithCupid #CelebrateDifference #ConquerNF #cupidsundierunoz

Our handle is @cupidsundierunoz

To enter our BEst Dressed Cpid or BEst Cupids Party competition, use the hashtags #bestdressedcupid or #bestcupidsparty and our handle @cupidsundierunoz

What happens if the event is cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Sadly , on 25 Jan we announced that we have had to cancel our big gatherines at run locations due to the current COVID Omicron outbreak across Australia. But you can still follow COVID restrictions and safety guidelines and hold your own DIY Cupid's Undie Run. 

In the event that Cupid's Undie Run is cancelled as a result of Government issued directives or from governing bodies outside of the CTF control, a refund will not be issued as there are costs that are incurred in the planning of this large, national event.


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