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#1 Hum

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:06

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Performers in a Las Vegas topless dance show said they were shocked when breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure declined a portion of ticket sales.

The dancers in the Crazy Girls at the Riviera show said they wanted to donation a portion of ticket sales from their 26th anniversary show to the breast cancer foundation, but their offer was declined, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, reported Wednesday.

"We were all pretty shocked. Why would they refuse?" dancer Summer Ferguson said.

The dancers said they chose the research group because they have known family members and fellow dancers on the show were diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It's really hard not to take it personal. Breast cancer runs in my family as well, so it's really hurtful," a dancer with the stage name Victoria said.

 

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Stephanie Kirby, Susan G. Komen's executive director for southern Nevada, said the group as a national policy to avoid partnering with certain types of businesses, including those seen as sexualizing women.

"It just doesn't fall in line with who we are as an organization. There are too many survivors out there who no longer have the body part that is being displayed at a lot of these shows," Kirby said.

She said the group appreciates the offer and would like to sit down with the dancers and explain the decision.

"And we respect the efforts that are being made. It's just not a partnership we can enter in to. We're not too good for the money, and we're not trying to be snobs about it," Kirby said.

The dancers said they are seeking another breast cancer charity to accept a portion of the ticket sales from Thursday's 26th anniversary show.

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#2 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:48

 

We're not too good for the money, and we're not trying to be snobs about it," Kirby said.

 

That's the way it comes off to me.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:31

This is the same charity that sued a terminal cancer kid's parents for using "for the cure" in their pamphlets to help raise money for the kids medical bills...
The same charity that spends $1-2 million a year of YOUR donations on lawsuits to smaller charities for using "for the cure"
The same charity that cut funding to planned parenthood...

They're a despicable charity.

#4 vetneufuse

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:34

wouldn't girls that show off their breasts be the best spokes group for a breast cancer awareness charity?... I mean they are making you aware of breasts...



#5 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 21:07

Bloody snobs.

 

Fine, give the money to a charity that actually deserves it then!



#6 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 23:59

I'll take it if they don't want it. :D



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 00:03

This is the same charity that sued a terminal cancer kid's parents for using "for the cure" in their pamphlets to help raise money for the kids medical bills...
The same charity that spends $1-2 million a year of YOUR donations on lawsuits to smaller charities for using "for the cure"
The same charity that cut funding to planned parenthood...

They're a despicable charity.

 

I used to do Charity work, when you learn how it works and where the money goes you really start to despise them. It's absolutely terrible how they use the donation Money, like, down-right evil. Needless to say I don't do Charity work anymore.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 00:04

forget the money, just gimme a private titty show.



#9 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 00:04

WTF! What state is the world in, when crap like this happens. Would they accept an anonymous donation from a bank robber they didn't know about?

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 00:05

So beggars CAN be choosers?



#11 soniqstylz

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:58

I used to do Charity work, when you learn how it works and where the money goes you really start to despise them. It's absolutely terrible how they use the donation Money, like, down-right evil. Needless to say I don't do Charity work anymore.

 

CharityWatch is your friend.



#12 soniqstylz

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:58

forget the money, just gimme a private titty show.

 

Or public, I don't care



#13 compl3x

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:17

Wait a minute. Aren't they just showing off what we all want to save?

 

It just seems like they are letting their prudish morality get in the way of a cheeky and fun way to raise money for a good cause. I hope they can find a group which will accept the money.