Underwear Affair is charitable

The University of Lethbridge Organization of Residence Students (ORS) is stripping down to their skivvies and running around campus for charity this weekend.

ORS is hosting the Underwear Affair 2K charity run, a two-kilometre run around campus, Saturday, Mar. 13. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

"This is a way that students can have another amazing memory of doing something a little crazy, while doing it for a good cause," says John Louis Fahie, organizer of the event. "The reason I decided to do this is because cancer has touched many family members and friends of mine, as I am sure it has touched others."

Those who wish to participate will be asked to raise money through sponsorship, in addition to their $5 registration fee.

"Cancer is a very predominant ailment in our lives, and I believe if researchers can find the funding, they will be able to find a cure," says Fahie. "Raising money should not be something that is tough to do, it should be fun and the memory should last a lifetime. "This is my goal here, to make a fun, crazy memory while raising money for a much needed cause."

The run will begin at noon in the University of Lethbridge Bus Loop, in front of the Students' Union Building. Participants will run the two kilometre specified route and end up at Patterson Centre where they will enjoy a barbecue and refreshments.