Susan G. Komen Doesn’t Want Topless Showgirl Money

Published On October 4, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Charity, Community, Entertainment, Women

Since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many local businesses and charities are doing what they can in order to raise money or attention to help fight this devastating disease affecting women. The dancers of Crazy Girls Topless Show Revue at the Riviera Hotel & Casino here in Las Vegas wanted to contribute a portion of their ticket sales from their 26th anniversary show to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. According to news reports, the well-known breast cancer organization declined the offer. Apparently, they don’t want topless showgirl money.

Fearing that somehow it would send a bad message, Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada’s Executive Director, Stephanie Kirby, defended their decision by stating, “There are too many survivors out there who no longer have the body part that is being displayed at a lot of these shows.” They simply do not want to be associated with these types businesses and they even have a policy concerning this very matter. Kirby goes on to state that they’re not trying to come off as snobby or “too good for the money”, but unfortunately the dancers might feel otherwise. Currently, the ladies of Crazy Girls are seeking another charity who can benefit from their generous donation.

What do you think? Should it matter if a donation is coming from a topless showgirl revue or a similar business or do you agree with Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s stance on who they should and shouldn’t associate with? Tell us your thoughts.

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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