This article was published on April 16th, 2012
According to the BC Cancer Foundation, an estimated 48% of all cancers diagnosed in British Columbia are below the waist, and are responsible for approximately 40% of cancer deaths in the province.
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, hundreds of men and women will participate in a 10km run or 5km walk in the hottest race in Vancouver to raise funds and awareness for cancers below the waist, the 6th Annual Underwear Affair.
This Wednesday, April 18 is Awareness to Down There-ness Day and the BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair is encouraging people to sign-up to participate in the event and to attend the 2012 kick-off party from 6-9pm at Forum Public House at 1163 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver.
Proceeds from the Underwear Affair will support research into cancers below the belt including prostate, colorectal, ovarian, bladder, cervical, and testicular.
PS… it’s totally cool if you show up in your underwear!