Proceeds will be divided between two local causes: The Prostate Center and Rose, a Victoria single mother who survived acute mylogeneous leukemia (AML) and is struggling to raise her three boys while dealing with the complications of her life-saving treatments.
Rose, 33 at her diagnosis, received a stem cell transplant from her brother July 6th, 2006. The transplant worked and the cancer is gone but she lives with a long list of complications, disability, and chronic illness due to graft vs host disease where the donated bone marrow or stem cells view her body as foreign and attack it.
Despite her physical and financial difficulties Rose is an inspiration to many.
“I write a blog to give people hope, make them laugh, inspire them to keep their spirits up, and assure them that they are not alone,” says Rose. She was also requested on the Stupid Cancer Show twice.
The fundraiser will feature exotic entertainers, burlesque performers, former exotic dancers, pole dancers, first timers and even a belly dancing hoola hooper. The car rally goes from 2 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. with a $20 entrance free for vehicle participants. Spectator admission is by donation. Gift donations for Rose’s children are also sincerely appreciated.
The Fox Pub was voted Favourite Strip Club – Entertainer’s Choice and long-time manager and DJ, Loran, was also honoured as Favourite DJ in NakedTruth.ca’s 2009 Adult Entertainment Awards. Founder of NakedTruth.ca, Annie Temple, started the Dancers for Cancer event seven years ago when an industry member succumbed to terminal cancer.