Drop Your Pants & Open Your Wallets!
Okay… calm down, you can keep your pants on. But listen up, because I’d like to engage you in a quick conversation about an event that could one day benefit you or someone you know or love.
The Underwear Affair is a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation to raise money in a fun and interesting way: running 10K in your undie-roos. And I’ve got less than a month to raise $5000 with my team, kick my own butt running in some crazy sexy pyjama type outfit, and kick below the belt Cancers to the curb for good [maybe a little over eager on that one, but bear with me].
This is my first year on the Privates Investigators Team and I am excited and honoured to participate in such a worthy cause. Not only that, but I have such a babealicious team whose bums will look so cute running in front of the entire city of Vancouver half-naked. “Wait! What? HALF-NAKED?? Ok… is it too late to back out?” – says my low-self esteem. NO BACKING OUT NOW CEEJ! Start hitting up some planks!
Not only am I on a team that holds this event and cause near and dear for different reasons, it’s also pretty rad to have your own boyfriend as the poster boy for the event David Beckman, move aside. ME-OW!
"Whoa... who's the stud at 1:31 in this video??"
In addition to having my own challenges with cervical c-word, below-the-waist Cancers have affected us all – yet they’re not given the proper funding for research. Let’s be honest, we all know people, parents, friends-of-friends that have been affected with these terrible Cancers: colon, prostate, ovarian, the list goes on and it becomes all too common.
So what can we do? We can say, “Oh we don’t have the money to donate [Lie #1].” There is always money for things that you deem as important, and I really believe that this is true. Think about all the USELESS things that you FURIOUSLY spend your money on [trends, fads, and all those wasted years]. We can say, “There’s always a 10K run to raise money for SOMETHING [Lie #2].” True, there will never be a shortage of walks and races out there, but if no one ever tried to make a difference in this world then we wouldn’t get ANYwhere. And it seems that people only care/get fired up about the c-word when it somehow affects them personally, but we all know that it will and does affect us all. SO PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THE CAUSE! Plus [bonus] it’s really trendy to be a do-gooder these days too Brad and Angelina? Ever see them doing charity stuff with a frown on their face? Hell no!
For those that know me, you can understand that running 10K will be a big enough challenge in itself. My cardio athleticism went out the window as soon as I stopped playing team sports like basketball, baseball and even volleyball [like, ten years ago now but who's counting]. I’ve recently challenged myself to run a 10K running program [begrudgingly] and have committed myself to make running my new best friend [yeah, we fight a lot].
So I’m asking you – my dear friends, acquaintances, colleagues, past loves, and never-knew-me’s – to let me do the hard part [racing 10K in my underwear, hell-o body issues!] and for you to do the easy part and donate what you can today!
Stop making excuses while you sip on your $12 premium martini, smother on your $30 lip gloss, flip your $200 hair cut and roll your eyes with your $500 glasses and say that you’re not interested [yeah Anosh, I'm talkin' to YOU!]. Because those that get on in this world have a balance, and they also contribute to things that matter and helping make a difference [it's true, just look at Oprah]. You can also print off a taxable donation receipt as well – so we all win.
Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting, and I truly thank you with the utmost and glorious gratitude for helping us all get a little closer to saying “F*** CANCER!” once and for all!
PS – if you REALLY don’t want to donate, how about joining my team?! It will cost you nothing [besides maybe your humility, but it's supposed to be a humbling experience so I'm told].