Fresh from her Miss Universe run, Adelaide’s Olivia Rogers is back home preparing for the People’s Choice Undies Run which aims to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer. She will join an expected 2,000 people who will be running, walking or “pramming” around the 2.3km course come January 14th.
The Miss Universe Australia beauty is a new ambassador for the event and is excited to lend a hand to encourage conversation about the disease.
“People are embarrassed to talk about bowel cancer but if you talk about it you can reduce the stigma, and hopefully that will improve early detection and, ultimately, lead to better outcomes,” Rogers said.
Funds raised from the People’s Choice Undies Run will ensure Cancer Council SA can continue to invest in ground-breaking research, vital support services, life-saving early detection bowel screening kits and sought-after prevention and support programs to minimise the impact of cancer in communities across the state.
Now in its sixth year, the People’s Choice Undies Run is a cheeky way of raising funds to combat one of Australia’s biggest killers: bowel cancer – a disease which affects around 1,200 South Australians every year.
Adult runners don matching underwear and children will become Superheroes for Bowel Cancer Prevention with their own capes, for a lap of the 2.3km People’s Choice Classic circuit at the Santos Tour Down Under in front of 100,000 spectators before the world’s top cyclists take to Adelaide’s streets.
The People’s Choice Undies Run has raised $730,000 for Cancer Council SA since its inception, and has funded ground-breaking research and vital support services, while raising awareness of life-saving early detection bowel screening kits.
So come along, have a giggle and help support an amazing cause! Register here.
What: People’s Choice Classic City Circuit
Where: Santos Tour Down Under Park 15, Wakefield Street
When: Sunday, 14 January 2018