Burlesque & Variety Arts Legends Dusty Summers and Fannie Annie
Burlesque & Variety Arts Legends Dusty Summers and Fannie Annie

Fundraising with BurlyCares!

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BurlyCares has regular fundraisers to assist with legends as a whole and individually. View and donate to our current fundraisers or donate directly to BurlyCares!

       In addition, BurlyCares actively supports pre-existing legend fundraisers as well.

Additional individual legend fundraiser’s are added regularly based on this populations individual needs.

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Keep Coby Yee’s Legacy Alive!

Burlesque Legend Coby Yee
Burlesque Legend Coby Yee

BurlyCares received the very unfortunate news that burlesque and Grant Avenue Follies legend Coby Yee recently passed away. But as many of us that knew Coby, she would not want us to be sad in her passing, but rather carry on her amazing legacy.

“Coby was known as ‘China’s Most Daring Dancing Doll’. She began dancing in the 1940’s and became a mainstay in Asian nightclubs, particularly Charlie Low’s Forbidden City in San Francisco. She performed all over the country throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, and eventually bought Forbidden City in 1962. She ran the club until its’ closing in 1970. Coby was also an avid seamstress and designed elaborate costumes for many performers.

In the last couple of years Coby and her partner Stephen traveled and performed in Cuba, Shanghai and Las Vegas with the Grant Avenue Follies. She did her last public performance at Clarion Performing Arts Center’s Firecracker Burlesque to the delight of her fans. Coby received the Legend of the Year 2020 award from the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Sadly, she passed away on the night of August 14, less than 24 hours before she was to be virtually honored. Coby was 93.” [1]

Coby’s daughter Shari has asked that all monetary donations in honor of Coby go to Clarion Performing Arts Center, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization. The amount collected will be administered by the Grant Avenue Follies to pay artists in future burlesque shows at the Clarion Performing Arts Center.

Keep Coby’s legacy alive and strong! Donate any amount to Coby’s Memorial Fund by clicking on the heart below labeled “Coby’s Legacy”.

 

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Wheels For Gypsy! A Go Fund Me for Legend Gypsy Louise!

Burlesque Legend Gypsy Louise
Burlesque Legend Gypsy Louise

Over the past few years BurlyCares has had the privilege to get to know the amazing Gypsy Louise. As a long time Las Vegas resident, Gyspy has a beautiful performance history working in the city, most specifically at the infamous Palomino.

The following information is given with permission by Gypsy.

Gypsy Louise has faced some serious health conditions over the past few years and has fallen in between programs, assistance and rehab; especially now given the pandemic. She most recently experienced a car accident where she will need to raise money to pay her car insurance deductible and medical bills associated with the accident. Thankfully, Gypsy was not seriously injured, but she will need additional care and assistance over the next few months.

Gypsy has and continues to be a wonderful support to the Las Vegas burlesque community and has always helped others. Let’s help Gypsy during this time, so she can continue helping our community!

Donate to Gypsy’s existing Go Fund Me Fundraiser today! Click on the heart below to donate to her directly today.

 

 

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