Cupid's Undie Run NF Hero dies

Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 17:39:10-05

This year's Cupid's Undie Run in Baltimore will have one angel looking over the runners with a smile on her face.

Meg Rowe, last year's NF Hero for the Cupid's Undie Run, passed away on Tuesday.  

Rowe was named the face of the 2015 run because of her positive attitude while dealing with neurofibromatosis, or NF-1.  She was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 2, which caused small and large tumors to grow all over her body. Rowe also suffered from other complications related to NF-1.

ABC2 did a story on Rowe last year about living with NF-1 and participating in the fundraising event. Rowe never uttered the words "Why me?" She said she felt she had been diagnosed for a reason.

"If I can use my situation to help encourage or inspire someone else who is going through something similar, then it's totally worth it," she told ABC2.

Rowe planned on participating in this year's Cupid Undie Run and as of Thursday afternoon, she had raised close to $20,000. Race co-director Christine Barnabic says they plan on honoring Rowe's memory during the event, which is February 13.

The Cupid's Undie Run, which is held in dozens of cities across the country, raises money for the Children's Tumor Foundation. For more information on the run in Baltimore and how to sign up, click here.

To donate to Meg Rowe's team, click here.