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UConn students feel the breeze at 4th Underwear Mile

April 19, 2016

“It’s a great way to express yourself. No one’s being judgmental – it’s goofy fun.”

By Marlese Lessing, Daily Campus

Students brandished hot dogs, Superman logos, candy canes and Jonathan the Husky on their undergarments at the University of Connecticut’s Fourth Annual Underwear Mile on Fairfield Way Sunday afternoon.

Student organization UConn Empower ran the event. The Underwear Mile is a fundraiser to help communities in developing countries. Students register and donate to run. This year’s money will go to a community in the Dominican Republic. UConn Empower also sold Underwear Run tank tops to boost funds.

“It’s becoming a UConn tradition,” said Amber Dickey, an eighth-semester Spanish major and president of UConn Empower. “I’ve been with [the run] from the start. It really helps promote body positivity. People show off their underwear and costumes.”

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