SURREY, BC: If you’re heading towards Patullo Bridge on Sunday, August 23rd between noon and midnight and you’re 19 years or older – the sight of classic cars, rows of motorcycles, and bikini-clad women wielding hoses, may compel you to pull off at the last exit and head down to Mugs & Jugs at the Turf Hotel.
For the sixth year in a row, Exotic Dancers for Cancer, a fundraiser that gained international notoriety when the Breast Cancer Society of Canada declined their donation, will raise more than just money. For the first time, the stripathon will be combined with an outdoor Show and Shine in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC.
“We wanted to show our male customers that we appreciate their business, value their contributions to our lives, and care about what happens to them,” says founder and South Surrey resident Annie Temple, who doesn’t strip anymore but runs a social community for adult entertainers at NakedTruth.ca. “Prostate Cancer is a deadly and widespread disease that impacts so many but gets talked about so little.”
The fundraiser features continuous exotic entertainment and a silent auction inside; and live music, a dunk tank, bikini carwash, and mud wrestling outside. Entrance is by donation. There will also be a motorcycle competition. Competitors must sign up for $25 (includes a shirt) between 10 am and 1 pm. A maximum of 100 bikes will be entered. Winners will be announced at 3 pm. For more information, www.nakedtruth.ca