ORLANDO, Fla. – Hundreds of people will strip down to their underwear to race for a cause this Valentine’s Day.
The Cupid’s Undie Run is coming back to Lake Eola after raising more than half a million dollars.
“The little bit that we can do, like making a fool of ourselves, running in our undies, makes such a huge impact,” Tina Pun, a returning race participant said.
Bill Brooks is the race director, he says the event puts the hilarity in charity.
"I thought well you know what Orlando's just crazy enough that we need to bring that to Orlando, so we did 8 years ago," Brooks said.
But for Brooks, fighting for this cause began 20 years ago.
"My wife and I had our beautiful daughter Lilly Ann in 2000, and she was born with what looked like a small little swollen tear duct and they said just give it a warm compress and it'll go away,” Brooks said.
For eighteen months Brooks said his daughter went undiagnosed until they were referred to a neurologist at Boston Children’s Hospital at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was there they discovered Lilly Ann was born with neurofibromatosis.