Attention all River Rats or Undie Runners. Pittsburgh Cupid is planning to run on 2/19/22. Based on the omnicron variant, I’m still thinking we should plan our own small event just in case the 2022 run will go virtual.

I was thinking about throwing a January Cupid’s Undie Pump at a local gym (think BodyTech, RxFit Ford City or Diamond), followed by a home party full of social distancing, vax, masks and bring your own dessert at either Les & Dave’s in A-wall or Sarah & Tom’s in College Park.

We will plan on starting the party after the gym slows down or closes at 5:30pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022. You can bench, squat, deadlift, battle rope, air bike or row your way to Undie Pump Fame.

What does it cost? A drop in fee for our partner gym- Approximately $8-$15 and a liability waiver.

What does it do for the kids? It’s another photo-op for you to push the FUN-draising to fight NF.

  • Sign up to be on #rileysriverrats for the 2022 Undie Run
  • Raise Funds to Fight NF.
  • Plan to use this event as a training event for the real run.
  • Run on Run day at McFadden’s

Sign up for the real Cupids Undie Run and Fundraising using my link.

Donate to my run and pump.

Don’t be afraid.​Be proud!You are fundraising for Cupid’sCharity, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation, to find a cure to Neurofibromatosis. This is an extremely worthwhile cause and you should be PROUD that you have decided to be a #RileysRiverRats and fundraise your pants off!

About NF:


Lastly, it’s no secret that we’re dropping pants for a cause, but how much do you and your team know about neurofibromatosis (NF)? A lot of our participants know that they’re fundraising to find a cure, but what do we actually know about the disease?

Here are some really great facts and statistics about NF pulled together by our friends at

the ​Children’s Tumor Foundation​.

  • ●  NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.
  • ●  There are three distinct forms: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis.
  • ●  NF1 is the most common, affecting 1 in 3,000 people.
  • ●  NF2 is more rare, occurring in 1 in 25,000 people.
  • ●  Schwannomatosis is the most rare, affecting 1 in 40,000 people.
  • ●  NF affects more than 2 million people worldwide, making it more prevalent than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined.
  • ●  NF affects all populations regardless of ethnicity or gender.
  • ●  NF may lead to blindness, deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer.
  • ●  Half of the people who develop NF1 or NF2 inherit it from a parent. The other half develops it as the result of a spontaneous change in a specific gene in an egg or sperm cell. Every person affected by NF1 or NF2 has a 50 percent chance of passing the condition on to their offspring.
  • ●  NF is not the “Elephant Man’s Disease,” although it was at one time believed to be. Scientists now believe that John Merrick, the so-called “Elephant Man,” had Proteus Syndrome, an entirely different disorder.
  • ●  NF research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community, in addition to those living with NF.
  • -NF Facts & Stats found at
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