The initiative will take place before the Strikers clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval on 21 January with 200 fundraisers to run a lap of the venue before the opening ball.
It’s a cheeky event raising awareness for a serious issue. Bowel cancer is the second-biggest cause of death in South Australia, claiming more than 400 lives each year.
Adelaide Strikers GM, Bronwyn Klei, says the team is excited join forces with Cancer Council SA for the unique event and encourages all Strikers fans to get on board and show their support.
Strikers batsman Jake Lehmann said the club was proud to support the cause.
“I think it’s a great initiative”, he said at the launch on Tuesday.
“The more people that see it and the more people that are involved the better it is for (fighting) cancer as a whole.”
Cancer Council Chief Executive Lincoln Size says was excited to team up with the Strikers for the event.
“We know that 90 per cent of cases are treatable if caught early, which is why Undies Run is so important in raising awareness.”
“We’re excited to be joining with the Adelaide Strikers to host the event this year and know that through the event, we can start a powerful conversation, reduce the stigma around bowel cancer screening and ultimately save lives.”
Cancer Council SA will be the Adelaide Strikers’ official charity partner for the next two seasons.
For more information and to register for the Undies Run at the Strikers event: http://bit.ly/UndiesRun2019