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Ambassadors

We would like to thank our amazing ambassadors who help spread the word about Cupid's Undie Run and Neurofibromatosis (NF).


Taryn Brumfitt

Introducing our 2021 Lead Ambassador Taryn Brumfitt.

Speaker, author, filmmaker, and body positivist, Taryn Brumfitt, joins the campaign as our 2021 Lead Ambassador. Taryn’s film Embrace and her best-selling books have helped millions of people to learn to love, move and enjoy their bodies. She’s here to let all our runners know that no matter what shape or size, every “body” is beautiful.


Taryn Brumfitt is an internationally recognised keynote speaker and the fiercely passionate thought leader behind The Body Image Movement. Her global crusade to end body dissatisfaction has seen her recognised by the United Nations Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and Ashton Kutcher who famously praised her activism as “good for the world”.

“I’m so excited to be supporting Cupid’s Undie Run as we share the same mindset about our bodies. Let’s just strip down, have some fun, embrace our bodies as they are, and do some real good at the same time for people living with NF. I can’t wait to see all of you in your undies.”

Taryn’s proud to be our Lead Ambassador for 2021. Sign-up for 2021 now and take on Taryn’s very own Cupid’s Undie Run EMBRACE CHALLENGE!

@bodyimagemovement

Apollo Jackson

You may recognise Apollo as the contestant from The Bachelorette who almost stole Sophie Monk’s heart. He has been affectionately deemed the “fan favourite” of reality tv and has since graced our screens again on The Bachelor in Paradise, and left Australia on the edge of its seat while he performed death-defying stunts on 2019 Australia’s Got Talent!

Apollo is a man of many talents. He is a celebrity magician and music artist who has made an explosive impact on the global entertainment scene. He is also a professional wrestler and Muay Thai fighter.

Since hearing about the Children’s Tumour Foundation and forming deep connections with our NF community, Apollo has been an enthusiastic and generous ambassador who has consistently worked to help to raise awareness about Neurofibromatosis, including representing CTF on national television!  

"Cupid’s Undie run is an absolutely amazing event and I’m so excited to be part of it, it’s such an awesome fun way to help raise much needed funds for an amazing cause close to my heart."

@apollojacksonofficial

Amoss McKinley

Amoss McKinley has been an ongoing supporter and Ambassador for the Cupid’s Undie Run over the last few years and is not afraid to put his pecks on show for a good cause.  

Located in Sydney, Amoss is a well-respected Firefighter for NSW Fire and Rescue. You may recognise him from his feature in their 2017 Firefighter Calendar! Amoss is not only an inspiring hero in our everyday lives, but he is motivated by the bravery of our NF Heroes. Amoss holds a strong presence at our Cupid’s Undie Run event; diving headfirst into the fun games and activities we have planned and getting to know everyone who comes along. If you see Amoss at Cupid’s, don’t be afraid to say hello or take a photo, he’s got big muscles and an even bigger heart!

   @amossmck

Andrew Reid

Born and bred in Bondi, home of Australia’s most famous stretch of sand, Andrew “Reidy” Reid is a Bondi Lifeguard and TV personality, most well known for appearing on Channel 10’s Logie Award winning reality show Bondi Rescue.

The program, which has aired since 2006, follows the daily lives and routines of the Waverley Council professional Lifeguards who patrol Bondi Beach. Bondi Rescue has now been shown in over 190 countries, making Reidy and his fellow lifeguards household names. A supporter of various charities, Reidy is passionate about the work of the Children’s Tumour Foundation, Childfund and Dementia Australia, all of which he is an Ambassador for and donates much of his time to.

Reidy is our longest Cupid’s Undie Run Ambassador, showing his loyal support and strong involvement in helping us Conquer NF.

      @reidy__

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Cameron Merchant

From the hit Channel 9 TV show Married at First Sight, Cameron Merchant is one part of the nation’s favourite couple and a new dad!

Cameron, an ex-pro-cricketer has scored over 1,000 runs in First and Second XI cricket. He’s led a fantastic career playing cricket in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Merchant is now the stand-in first grade captain of Manly Warringah District Cricket Club in Sydney Grade Cricket.

Cameron’s support for the Children’s Tumour Foundation came naturally after he formed a special bond with one of our beautiful NF Heroes Libby. Meeting by chance, the two grew close due to their mutual love for Taylor Swift. Cam loves helping at our NF Family camps and has even managed to get Jules to play beach cricket! 

Cam’s genuine passion and immediate attachment to the CTF is why we are so excited to have him on board as one of our Ambassadors.

      @cammerchant

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond is a much-loved personality who is originally from the UK and who has proudly called Australia home since 2009.

Dolly has proven herself to be one of the country’s finest comedy cabaret talents and became an Australian citizen in 2014.

Dolly regularly appears on ABC News Breakfast with Virginia Trioli & Michael Rowland, but over the last decade has been invited to lend her face and name to raise public awareness around major Australian campaigns and in support of many causes, including Movember (as a Mo Sista Ambassador) and hosting several events and conferences as part of AIDS 2014 – the 20th International AIDS Conference.

She has also worked with a range of other Victorian LGBTI community organisations over the last decade, including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Melbourne Rainbow Band and Pride March Victoria. In 2016 and 2017 Dolly proudly toured regional Victoria with Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen for the Rural Regional Roadshow.

   @therealdollydiamond

Edyn Mackney

Edyn 'Mac' Mackney first appeared on our screens in Australia's first season of Love Island, which gave her a platform to be able to promote things that she is passionate about, like health, body positivity, animal welfare and causes like the Children's Tumour Foundation. 

Edyn attended the 2019 Cupid's Undie Run with her partner and National Ambassador, Apollo Jackson and was able to meet so many beautiful people. Hearing their stories and learning about what it means to live with NF motivated her to get more involved and do what she could to help. 

"Before becoming an ambassador for the CTF, I had never heard of NF and that is something I would love to help change by raising awareness and getting these families much needed help". 

      @edyndenise

Felicity Egginton

Felicity Egginton from Survivor and more recently, Survivor All Stars explains what being an ambassador for the Children’s Tumour Foundation and the Cupid’s Undie Run means to her…

"In 2016 I was a contestant on Survivor – It was the hardest, most amazing experience of my life. I came 4th and when I returned home, I went from being a normal Gold Coast girl, to having people recognise me from TV and I knew that I wanted to use this platform to make a positive difference in my life and in others.

Being an Ambassador for The Cupid’s Undie Run isn’t only about raising money and awareness, for me, it is also about connecting with those who have NF and their families. Being a Cupid’s Undie Run Ambassador has changed my life and inspired me to be a better person. I have met some of the most amazing people and feel honoured to be given the opportunity to connect with these families through this charity. The CTF is unlike any other charity I know of, it is small but it is full of the most passionate people, who dedicate their lives to conquer NF and funding a cure or a treatment! I have met so many inspirational kids, men, women, parents and families that live with NF and am always in awe at their strength and find that they have such a positive outlook on life. The NF community is like a family and there is so much hope and love within it, that I am so glad to be a part of it.

I am not just an Ambassador for the Cupid’s Undie Run, but I am now a friend to many and feel connected on a deeper, personal level with this cause. I can’t wait to continue to raise awareness, and connect with more people to help grow this charity, so that those living with NF can have a better and happier life- like they deserve. I really believe if we come together, we can conquer NF!"

   @felicityegginton

Jai Arrow

Jai Arrow is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who played as a lock for the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL.

Jai Arrow came to fame in 2018, with a move from the Brisbane Broncos to the Gold Coast Titans paying off for the local junior. 2018 was Arrow’s breakout year, starting the year in the lock position and his fantastic form securing the 23-year-old in his first State of Origin appearance.

Arrow made his first debut in Round 1 of the 2018 season with the Titans, contributing to their tight win over the Canberra Raiders. In Round 5, Arrow scored his first 2 club tries for the Titans, leading to a win over Manly Sea Eagles.

Since his career debut, Arrow has made 62 appearances in the NRL, scoring 5 tries.

Jai is passionate about giving back to his community and is a proud ambassador for the Children’s Tumour Foundation. According to Jai, “Cupid’s is an incredible event to improve awareness about Nf and support to a community that is living with tumours as their normal”.

   @jaiarrow

Jai Whitbread

Jai Whitbread is a front-row for the Gold Coast Titans.

He cemented his spot in the NRL side in 2019 and has earned high praise for his fearless tackle style.

Jai had his NRL debut against the Roosters and has made 4 appearances so far for 2020, in which he has managed to score 2 tries!

Jai is a Gold Coast local and feels that the GC has given him so many opportunities that he is grateful for. According to the Titans prop, “I am passionate about doing whatever I can to help others in the community so that they can experience the same joy and support that I had”.

Jai is proud to be an ambassador for the Children’s Tumour Foundation. In 2019, he had his legs waxed and live streamed his experience in order to improve awareness about NF and fundraise. According to Jai, “the CTF are doing great things for the NF community and Cupid’s is an incredible platform to improve awareness”. Jai is an active supporter of the CTF and eager to help #conquernf.


   @jaiwhitbread

Josh Horner

Australian born Joshua Horner is a Star of Stage and TV.

He’s been a judge on Australian “Dancing with the Stars”, choreographed the hit Disneyland Parade “Soundsational”, and was the choreographical inspiration behind the water dance for the night time spectacular “World of Colour” at Disney’s Californian Adventure.

His international music theatre career spans from “Billy Elliott” on Broadway to playing “Tony” in “Movin’ Out” on London’s West End, as well as starring as Zach in “A Chorus Line” in Australia. Other musicals include “Dirty Dancing”, “Guys and Dolls” (UK) and “Tivoli” where he won the Australian Dance Award for “Most Outstanding Performance in a Musical”. Josh was the star of his own show in the USA called “Oh My Josh” on Freeform and Hulu. 

Currently Josh has flipped careers and is now a Real Estate Agent selling houses on the Central Coast NSW for The Property Market and is getting quite a reputation for his “sold dance”.

Josh was our amazing MC at the Cupid’s Undie Run event in Sydney 2019, successfully keeping the crowd excited all day. His support for the Children’s Tumour Foundation grew further when he attended one of our Family Camps and formed connections with our NF community. We’re so excited to have Josh’s enthusiasm and genuine interest as we conquer NF!

      @joshuajhorner

Josh Schache

Josh Schache is a professional AFL footballer, currently playing full-forward for the Western Bulldogs.

Josh was pick number two in the 2015 AFL draft and spent the first two years of his AFL career with the Brisbane Lions where he played 27 games, kicked 25 goals, and had a total of 238 disposals. Schache is known for his athleticism and goal kicking.  

Josh has been an Ambassador for the Cupid’s Undie Run in the last few years and has consistently shown his support for the Children’s Tumour Foundation and our NF Heroes. We are lucky to have him on board and can’t wait to watch him grow in his AFL career. Go the Bulldogs! 

   @josh_schache

Jules Robinson

From the hit Channel 9 TV Show “Married at First Sight”, Jules is a new mum and businesswoman who has enjoyed plenty of success in the beauty industry both within Australia and abroad.

Jules’ support for the Children’s Tumour Foundation came naturally after her "husband" and co-Cupid’s Ambassador, Cameron Merchant, formed a special bond with one of our beautiful NF Heroes, Libby. After attending the Cupid’s Undie Run in 2019, and then joining us on one of our NF Family Camps, Jules’ connection to the CTF and NF community has grown, making her a perfect Ambassador and inspiration for our NF heroes.  

   @julesrobinson82

Justyna Kalka

Justyna Kalka is a qualified nutritionist, professional speaker and health educator who specialises in promoting optimal health through wholesome, nutrient dense food and movement.

After completing a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health, Justyna devoted herself to educating others about the true vitality that comes from a careful balance of real food, the right mindset and a healthy dose of movement. She is a popular speaker on health and nutrition, providing presentations and workshops for primary schools and city councils across Melbourne.

Justyna’s nutrition expertise has featured in the media, with appearances on Channel 10 News and contributions to nutritional stories in Nourish Magazine and Australian Natural Health Magazine, as well as Herald Sun, Daily Life, Cairns Post, MamaMag and various others. “What gets me excited in my work as a nutritionist is the empowerment people feel when given the tools to build the health and vitality they desire.”

Outside of her work, Justyna is an avid fitness lover and Black Belt martial arts expert with a special interest in helping families create a healthy food culture at home.  Justyna educates parents, teachers and children about the importance of proper nourishment for growth, development, mental performance and wellbeing and so was drawn to the Ambassador role for the Children’s Tumour Foundation. She has been amazing in not only challenging herself for fundraising initiatives, but also consistently supporting our NF community.  

   @jkhealth

Kevin Sullivan

From forensic police crime scene investigator to singer-songwriter, Kevin Sullivan is starting to make his mark on the Australian Country music scene.

In 2018 he fulfilled a life-long dream and released his debut album Belonging, which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Country album chart. Later that year Kevin Sullivan was a finalist for Single of the Year for his song ‘Outback Australia’ and Male Vocalist of the Year at the Southern Star Independent Awards at Mildura. He has played music and performed all his life – whether at Gympie or events like the iconic Birdsville Races. 2019 has seen him performing at a number of venues and festivals including the Big Country Festival in Berry NSW alongside Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Travis Collins and The Wolfe Brothers. Kevin also played a sold-out concert with the legendary Bill Chambers on the South Coast and is a regular at the Kiama Loves Country Festival. Additionally, he has also played at this year’s Murrumbidgee, Ballina and Mildura Country Music Festivals as well as supporting Amber Lawrence on her Spark Tour. 

Kevin will be performing at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival with a number of highlights including:

  • Country Turns Pink, West Tamworth Leagues Main Auditorium in aid of The McGrath Foundation 
  • Pure Country Spectacular, Capitol Theatre Tamworth in aid of RUO'K
  • Bill Chambers Sessions, The Pub, (Including performing the duet co-written with Bill Chambers)
  • The Welders Dog Hotel
  • Toyota Fanzone
  • The Square Man Inn

He will release his sophomore album in 2020 which was recorded in Nashville TN and Australia.

"Kevin is very passionate about giving back to his local community and charities. He became aware of Neurofibromatosis 18 months ago when he met Julia and her daughter Jessica, who both have this genetic condition. Their sheer determination and story inspired him to become an ambassador for Cupid's Undie Run. "What's not to love! It aligns all of the brands I love, in a fun community event which raises vital awareness and funds for the Children's Tumour Foundation to help find a cure to this devastating disease affecting so many families.I feel very privileged to be a part of it." 

   @kevinsullivan

Nick Robertson

Nick Robertson is a professional midfielder in the AFL.

His size, strength and elite endurance caught the attention of AFL recruiters when he was playing in the U16’s and he made his debut, against Port Adelaide in 2014. 

In 2017 he elevated his game to another level, playing in all but one senior match, against some of the biggest names in the sport. Nick has won a number of awards, including the Shaun Hart Trademark Player of the Year award in 2017, but according to our Cupid’s Campaign Manager, Rachel Skelton, the most remarkable thing about Nick, is how humble and compassionate he is. 

Nick is proud to be an ambassador for the Children’s Tumour Foundation and Cupid’s Undie Run. He believes the event is “a great way to improve awareness about Neurofibromatosis”. 

According to Nick, he is “passionate about giving back to the community”, and believes, “people with NF deserve support because no person, no matter what age, deserves to live with a condition that causes them to develop tumours”.  

Nick is excited for Cupid’s 2020 and can’t wait to attend the Fremantle event after relocating to his home state at the end of 2019.  

Nick is excited for Cupid’s 2020 and can’t wait to attend the Brisbane event. 

   @robbbo18

Noel Le Guen

Noel Le Guen is a Professional Firefighter with Fire & Rescue NSW

Noel goes the extra mile to give back to his community every opportunity he gets. This year, we are proud to announce Noel as a Cupid's Undie Run Ambassador for Sydney.

He is a full-time professional firefighter with Fire and Rescue NSW, and has been involved with the Australian Firefighters Calendar for approximately 5 years.

Noel is a strong advocate for promoting mental health and embracing the fact that we are all different, and celebrating what makes us unique. He has taken up the opportunity to raise awareness for various causes and charities, and we are extremely humbled that he has chosen to help us #conquernf by participating in Cupid's Undie Run 2020!

   @legz_legz

Sam Reid

Samuel Reid number 50 for the Greater Western Sydney Giants and has been an Ambassador for the CTF and Cupid's Undie Run since 2019.

He was first drafted in 2008 to the Western Bulldogs and is now playing for the GWS Giants. Sam’s story is one of resilience and determination. After many surgeries and injuries and then a diagnosis of diabetes type 1,  he has now had his breakthrough in AFL football and is a great role model for those living with a chronic illness. In his most recent season, he had the chance to play in his first AFL Grand Final against Richmond. 

Living with a chronic incurable disease himself, this event is close to Sam’s heart as he understands the importance of raising awareness and funding. 

A relative newcomer to the role of ambassador, having first joined the CTF in 2019, he is very proud to be involved with the run and will be bringing his wife, Elissa, who works in the health industry, along to support this great cause.

      @samuelreid50

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