Another Year – Another Stripathon Fundraiser
Best Strip Clubs in BC Venues for Exotic Dancers for Cancer Sister Events
Following a massive response of outrage from citizens across Canada, the group received numerous offers to accept their donation – many from cancer organizations that had turned them down in the past. They chose Rethink Breast Cancer last year and will give the proceeds to them again this year.
The Fifth Annual Exotic Dancers for Cancer will take place at two of BC’s top rated strip clubs to work at this year. In
Both clubs were tied for second place as 2007’s best clubs to work at in BC by The Naked Truth dancers – an online stripper community that founded the fundraiser five years ago in honour of a former exotic dancer who was going through treatment for cancer at the time.
Originally the event was planned to be held at Mugs and Jugs, named #1 best club in BC to work at, but the club closed late in December to add to the growing list of strip club closures across the province.
“Safe working options for women disappear when strip clubs close down,” says Ricketts. “The misconception that strip clubs are vessels for organized crime where women are inherently exploited is causing widespread harm for women who have chosen this profession over minimum wage jobs.”
Ricketts is working with government officials to change certain regulations that are also harming the industry in an attempt to increase the profitability of running strip clubs in BC and discourage initiatives that lead to more club closures.
“What people don’t seem to realize is that exotic dancers like their jobs,” says Ricketts. “We clock in and clock out, like anyone does. And we don’t think sex is evil.”
For more information about Exotic Dancers for Cancer, go to www.nakedtruth.ca and click on “events.”
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