part fundraiser, part celebration, part running event, last week’s city of hope “underwear affair” was quite the sideshow. a charity run to raise awareness of “cancers below the waist”, the race allowed for an interesting experience for runners and spectators alike. when else can people run the streets of la (closed to traffic!) wearing nothing but their undergarments?
i learned of the “skivvy run” through my dear friend george, runner extraordinaire and prostate cancer survivor. besides sponsorship and invaluable tips on how to get the best fake butt-tan, i offered my support by joining him for the entire saturday afternoon (as his “cheerleader”), and we couldn’t have had more fun.
it was the first running of the event in la, and on our way back to oc i suggested he come back next year and start a “streak”. we looked at each other realizing the double entendre of what i had just said and laughed.
more informtation about the event can be found on its official website, http://www.uncoverthecure.org/.