Ordinarily I'd never consider attending a stripathon. But since it's for such a good cause . . . .
edmontonsun.com - Edmonton News - Exotic dancers step up for fundraiser: "Exotic dancers from across Alberta will be doffing their G-strings to raise money for three young Edmonton boys suffering from a rare disorder.
As the Sun reported last week, Nikki Miranda's three boys - Tyler, 7, Jordan, 4, and Riley, 2 - need $1-million-a-year in therapy that isn't covered by the government because it has yet to be approved in Canada.
'I saw their picture in the paper and I started crying. They're so cute and so little,' said Rylee, a 24-year-old Edmonton stripper.
Rylee, who didn't want her real name published, said she and her boyfriend were discussing the ailing brothers' plight when they came up with the idea for a stripathon.
After contacting the Sun, Rylee OK'd her idea with Miranda and then approached Showgirls promotions manager Paul Ballach. He didn't hesitate.
'It's not fair for children to go through life like that,' he said.
Ballach is scheduling a massive fundraising stripathon at Edmonton's Showgirls for either March 25 or April 1. A second stripathon is also tentatively set for the next day at the new Showgirls location in Grande Prairie."