22 November 2019
Cancer Council SA is teaming up with the Adelaide Strikers again in 2020 for Cancer Council’s Undies Run at the Strikers, a once in a lifetime opportunity to run around Adelaide Oval while raising awareness for one of Australia’s biggest killers—bowel cancer.
Featuring a new and improved kit designed by South Australian-owned exercise brand Rundies and an increased number of participants, this year’s event is set to bigger and better than ever before.
Held before the opening delivery of the Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades BBL match on Sunday 12 January, Cancer Council’s Undies Run will see 250 fundraisers in matching undies run around Adelaide Oval just minutes before the players take to the field.
It’s a cheeky event for a serious issue, with bowel cancer the second leading cause of death in South Australia, claiming over 400 lives every year.
Cancer Council Chief Executive Lincoln Size is excited to join with the Adelaide Strikers again in 2020 to host the event, which funds Cancer Council’s vital bowel cancer prevention and education programs.
“Bowel cancer claims over 400 South Australian lives every year, however 90 per cent of cases are treatable if caught early. That’s why this event is so important—it helps us raise awareness and remove some of the stigma around bowel cancer screening.”
“By taking part in the event, or supporting someone who is, you are helping us to start a powerful conversation about bowel cancer and promote the life-saving National Bowel Cancer Screening Program—ensuring more people get the message that this 10-minute test could save their life.”
Adelaide Strikers General Manager Steve Baldas said the Strikers are looking forward to joining with Cancer Council SA to host Undies Run again in 2020.
“The Undies Run is a fantastic event raising vital funds to for a serious issue that impacts the lives of too many South Australians,” he said.
“I’d encourage all Strikers fans to get involved and show their support—whether you choose to bare it all, or support someone who is, all the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of future South Australians impacted by the disease.”
Cancer Council’s Undies Run at the Strikers will be held on Sunday, 12 January before the Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades BBL Match.
To register and knock bowel cancer for six visit undiesrun.com.au.