Runners in underwear raise funds in Detroit

First ever Cupid's Undie Run staged downtown

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Detroit's first ever "Cupid's Undie Run" was staged Saturday and scores of runners clothed in various forms of underwear ran through downtown streets in the fund-raising event.

Quicken Loans and Fathead sponsored the one-mile run to raise funds for awareness of Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow along nerves.

Detroit's run is one of a series nationwide aimed at raising more than a million dollars for NF research.

Runners needed to be at least 21-years-old to participate.

Detroit's run began in front of Cheli's Chili Bar on East Adams Street and circled around Comerica Park and Ford Field.

Money raised was donated to the Children's Tumor Foundation, the world's largest non-government organization which aims to eradicate NF through research.

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