Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair is the hottest race to hit Edmonton! Clad in underwear and smiles, participants will run 10K or walk 5K through the streets to raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and increase awareness about cancers that develop below the waist. The Underwear Affair begins with race registration at the expo where participants will pick up their registration packet. The check-in process will set the mood for the event with great music, crazy games, and delectable food booths; it’s also a great time to get a first glimpse at everyone’s wild getup. The race will be painted with the same high energy, with lots of music and cheers to keep the participants adrenaline pumping along the route. Once they have reached the finish line, participants will be invited to celebrate at the racy EXPOsed Afterparty with fellow teammates and friends for a night of indulgence and fun. The Underwear Affair is a chance for people to take charge and get active in the fight against cancers below the waist!
About the Alberta Cancer Foundation
About Cancer in Canada
April 17, 2013
The Underwear Affair introduces “the Booty Hunt” as a new component of the 2013 race
Through downtown Edmonton
Participants will walk, race or complete challenges dressed in underwear to support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at Cross Cancer Institute and 16 other cancer centres in Alberta.
Myka Osinchuk began her career as a speech and language pathologist specializing in patients recovering from head and neck cancers and before joining the Alberta Cancer Foundation served as executive director of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (IRSM).
IRSM is a world leader in facial reconstruction and head and neck cancer patients form the largest portion of their clientele. Myka is a leader in life sciences and bio-tech development in Alberta, serving previously as director and acting vice president of Life Sciences for the Alberta Research Council and as the founding president of BioAlberta, a not-for-profit industry association based in Edmonton.
Myka holds both BSc and MBA degrees from the University of Alberta.
“It’s a privilege to serve as CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation,” says Myka. “Throughout my career, I have seen how great the need is, and how critical donor dollars are to those facing cancer today. You, our donors, make it possible for us to act on the knowledge that a cancer-free future is achievable. Thanks to you, we are able to drive measurable progress towards that future every day.”