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Old Feb 19, 12, 3:22 pm   #16
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I think you need a better "costume" for this year.
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Old Feb 19, 12, 8:48 pm   #17
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I think you need a better "costume" for this year.
Whaddya mean? I bought new undies!
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Old Feb 20, 12, 6:32 am   #18
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Whaddya mean? I bought new undies!
I think you need a superhero costume.
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Old Mar 23, 12, 8:40 pm   #19
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I think people should refrain from "dropping everything" this year; maybe the police will be more lenient with you in 20121.

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The official numbers are out and 1,623 people dropped everything for underwear cancers raising an incredible $913,000! Completed the 5K walk in 53:38:47 at a comfortable walking pace with my sister so a fun event shared with family and all for a good cause.
I see they don't do this underwear run / walk in winter, even in the West Edmonton Mall... (though that might add an interesting dimensionality - winter underwear run!)
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Old Jun 25, 12, 7:07 am   #20
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An update to this year's event. While the number of participants was down to 1252 the overall amount raised was only slightly off last year's at $787,000.

It was a gorgeous day and I got to enjoyed the walk with my 77-year-old mother who always wanted to join past event's but just hadn't made it happen. Between us we raised almost $1,000.

Next year signed up for the 10K run so gotta get started training early.

Thanks to those that gave generously.
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Old Jan 16, 13, 8:31 pm   #21
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I'll bump my fundraising thread to note I am running this year, I hope, on the 10K fun run raising funds for cancer research across Alberta and would really appreciate any donations. My personal webpage to donate from is here.

PS No new picture as last year I forgot to have family take one.
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Old May 7, 13, 12:10 am   #22
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As the event draws close and before I forget I'd like to thank those fellow FTers who generously donated to the cause, some of whom I was even able to thank in person at the recent Tokyo Do.
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Old Jun 16, 13, 11:44 am   #23
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The final numbers are in and over $650,000 was raised in this year's event, the 7th annual "Underwear Affair". Thanks to the generous FTers who donated to the cause!

In a press release issued after the event one statistic stood out to me:

"33% of diagnosed cancers in Alberta are those which occur below-the-waist which are prostate, colorectal, ovarian, testicular, bladder, cervical, and uterine cancers," said Myka Osinchuk, Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 9:42 pm   #24
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The fundraising for the 2014 edition of this charity walk is well underway so am bumping this thread to again ask for fellow Flyertalkers support for this good cause which is raising funds for research of cancers which occur below the waist. The Edmonton Underwear Affair goes 14th June and any size of donation is greatly appreciated.

The website to donate is here.
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Old Aug 4, 14, 7:41 am   #25
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While I had a scheduling conflict and so for the first time in years missed walking in the 2014 event I was able to donate almost $400 to the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair and have already started towards my 2015 fundraising goal. If any generous member cares to donate to the cause my personal donation page is here and thanks to those who do donate to the 2015 event which is now just 316 days away.
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