It’s almost time!! This will be the 4th year I’ll be running in the Underwear Affair, a 10k run benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. It’s an amazing time with great people and an awesome route around the False Creek seawall on a sunny afternoon in my ginch, a way better route than the Sun Run (not to mention there are ZERO kids darting in front of you in every which direction and ZERO slow people to maneuver around. Sometimes, I just want to kick the feet out from them when they run in front of me so I can watch them fall flat on their faces. “Hey kid, if you’re gonna cut me off, expect to get bum rushed you little piece of *@#$&!” ok I’m just kidding…….maybe. but the thought does cross my mind! Justsayin..)
The last few years, I’ve always done the run by myself but this year I have a team behind me! – i mean, beside me! I’m sure they don’t wanna stare at my butt the whole 10k. Last year I ran in white shorts with black boxers and yeah, you guessed it, by the end of the run my shorts were translucent and I might as well had run in my boxers to begin with. It was probably the better idea since at the starting line, I was very over dressed compared to all the other naked runners! There was a guy in a chicken suit, guys in banana hammocks, girls wearing knee high socks and neon short shorts and not that I followed them for a few minutes (really for 6k) or anything but there was a group of 4 women in white lace bra and panties with angel wings. GAHHH…great cause, great route, great bonuses!
This year, my team the Underwear Heroes, are all suiting DOWN into our tighty colorful whiteys all emblazoned with superhero emblems. Much more aerodynamic than sweat soaked white cargo shorts. The run is the fun part, but the best part is knowing that we’ve done something good for the less fortunate. My very own little sister was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma a few years back and with the help of medicine, technology and an extremely positive and happy outlook, she hero’d through and kicked cancers ass. You never know how close it hits until it hits your own home.
I’m a big believer in ‘Give and Receive’ when it comes to everything in life. Nothing comes without a cost, small or large, but the more you give out, the more you’ll receive in one way or another. So instead of simply asking for donations this year, we threw two events that has raised us over 5 grand so far making us the top 5 teams out of 80+ for the event.
Our first event was at Barcelona along with the Pure Image Entertainment guys (Thanks homies!) where we raised money from ticket and bar sales. Over 100 of our friends came down to party, drink and support the cause.
Our second event was a BBQ Sportsday at Gordon Park which was a giganticmungous success. We ran out of food halfway throughout the day and had to make a run to the grocery store. Close to 200 people came and went throughout the day and at one point we had both volleyball courts going, a game of touch football next to it and a game of ultimate Frisbee at the same time! Thanks to my buddys Vince and Jesse for DJ’ing at the BBQ. The music was extremely loud and incredibly awesome. (We had ONE complaint that the bass was too booming, but we turned her around and sold her a hotdog and she left happily supporting our cause!)
The run’s coming up in 2 weeks! Thanks everyone for supporting and you can still donate to our cause here: http://va12.uncoverthecure.org/site/TR?team_id=49950&fr_id=1233&pg=team
Wish us luck! After all the drinking and bbqing, our team is envisioning slogging through the run and crawling past the finish line. But WE WILL FINISH! HOO RAH!!