Runners wear underwear to run in Delaware Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Hundreds of people ignored the forecast, instead dressing down for a charity run Saturday in Buffalo.

The Undy 5000 run-walk was created by the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Participants are urged to run in their boxers, to bring attention to the part of people’s bodies that’s directly affected by colon cancer.

“We have what we call leave-behind partners, so funds stay locally, and we’re allowed to do fit tests, which is a screening program for local uninsured and underinsured in the area, and last year I think we did over 1500 fit tests, for screening colon cancer,” said Todd Setter, National Director of the event.  “Colon cancer is actually preventable, if they get screened early enough,” he added.

Colon cancer screenings are recommended for people who are at least 50 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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