Sunday, March 1, 2015

Comments for a Cause - Children's Tumor Foundation


It is a new month and time for a new cause to support.  But before I get into the details for March, I'd first like to talk about last month.  During the month of February I had 81 comments, creating a donation of $40.50 for Room to Read.  Thanks for helping me support childhood literacy worldwide.


In the month of March I am paying tribute to my late friend Amy by supporting a cause she was very supportive of, the Children's Tumor Foundation.  For the last couple of years Amy participated in the Mason City Cupid's Undie Run, which is a fundraiser for CTF.  She had so much fun at this event and always was encouraging more people to join her.  So I am joining her now in spirit by donating $0.50 for every comment on my blog during the month to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Amy before this year's Cupid's Undie Run
on Valentine's Day this year
which supports the Children's Tumor Foundation
The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for Neurofibromatosis (NF) through research.  NF is a debilitating genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow all over the nervous system which can cause blindness, deafness, learning disabilities and severe chronic pain.  Amy personally had a few people in her life who have struggled/struggles with NF, so that is what she got so active with the Cupid's Undie Run.

The Cupid's Undie Run takes place every year on Valentine's Day, where millions of people strip down to their skivvies and run for kids with NF.  Amy wrote a great blog post about her experience after this year's run that you should check out, along with a video she made after the event:

Have you ever heard of Cupid's Undie Run?  Or do you know anyone who has NF?  Be sure to comment all month long to not only help kids with NF, but also to help me honor Amy.  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

4 comments:

  1. The STL Porsche Club used to sponsor The Children's Tumor Foundation. It is a great organization. I drove one of the little girls in my car to a CTF fashion show fundraiser. We also had a group of kids ride in our cars with us in the STL St. Patrick's Day Parade. Glad to see you are donating to this worthy cause.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I was unaware of the organization until finding out about Cupid's Undie Run.

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  2. I love this and think it's a great way to honor Amy :)

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    1. Thanks Donna! I think we will all need to run in the Cupid's Undie Run next year.

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