2004 marked a life-changing breast cancer diagnosis for Tammy followed by a year of surgeries and chemotherapy. The cancer was completely removed through a bilateral mastectomy which allowed her to kick her life back into high gear by creating Glam-A-THON™ in 2006.
She is proud and blessed to work side by side with the charity’s donors, sponsors, supporters and volunteers, to help make South Florida a healthier place to live. Tammy encourages everyone to KISS BREAST CANCER GOODBYE®.
Hailing from the beautiful island of Jamaica, I moved to South Florida in 2008. In addition to being a wife and mother of a vivacious toddler princess, my passion includes outreach and helping other women feel good about themselves. Currently, a CPA at a leading accounting firm in South Florida, I also serve as the Treasurer for Glam-a-thon since 2017 and have been delighted to serve with an amazing team blessing the lives of those impacted by breast cancer daily.
Judith Rudin was touched by breast cancer when her mother went through a very courageous battle but sadly succumbed to the disease. At that moment, it became very personal. She has been a dynamic force of Glam-A-THON since its launch in 2006 in an effort to help KISS BREAST CANCER GOODBYE. Judith joined the Glam Board of Directors and quickly became Chairwoman of the wildly popular Lipstick Lounge, the organization’s signature event. This little dynamo has lived and traveled all over the world, dances Argentine Tango, handcrafts custom chocolates, and has the perseverance and devotion to keep the important mission alive as Glam-A-THON continues to assist women and families affected by breast cancer.
Traci is a Certified Fundraising Executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the non-profit. world, and currently runs her own consulting company specializing in fund development, event planning and donor relations. Her career highlights include serving as South Florida Executive Director of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and President of Broward Health Foundation. This serious high heel lover is originally from Forest Hills, New York and a graduate of University of Miami School of Music. In addition to Glam-a-thon, Traci is on the board of the Planned Giving Council of Broward County and the immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Broward/Fort Lauderdale Chapter.
Debby Thomas has been a board member with Glam-A -THON™ since 2016. She’s an entrepreneur and philanthropist as well as a wife, mother, and grandmother of 3. She believesthat the busiest people accomplish the most and shows that to be true. As the owner of two businesses, and involvement with many other charitable organizations, Debby is dedicated to the causes that mean the most to her!
Her passions involve working with geriatrics and mentally challenged adults, life coaching, and giving back to community. Debby is very proud of her contributions to Glam-A-THON™ and how the organization has helped so many women affected breast cancer.
Suzanne Barton, an award winning, highly accomplished photographer who hails from Cincinnati, made Fort Lauderdale her home over four decades ago and continues to make South Florida even brighter and more interesting through her photo lens. Suzanne’s most recent projects include an extensive series of breathtaking Underwater Fine Art. Her work can be viewed through several websites online including www.SuzanneBartonFineArt.com.
Suzanne’s philanthropic passion lies with charities supporting children, families, animals and those affected by cancer. She shares her time and talents with Glam-A-THON™, AJC Children’s Foundation, Heart Gallery, Flashes of Hope, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, and the Humane Society of Broward County. Through her many years of loyal support, extraordinary talent and her broad range of contacts Suzanne continues to work to help Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye®!
Born and raised in South Florida, Sara is the self-proclaimed Queen of Marketing and Networking. She graduated Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in business management and an associates in legal studies. She secured her real estate license and practices in South Florida. Sara owns a social media and marketing firm specializing in Personal Injury, and works with doctors and lawyers throughout Florida. She enhances the Glam Board by utilizing her marketing resources to raise funds for breast cancer patients.
Lisa is a mother, grandmother, Paralegal, wife, friend and advocate. She has been a resident of Florida for over 27 years and gravitated towards a career in law seeing it as an opportunity to provide vital services. She has largely focused her efforts in helping those diagnosed with cancer and participates in charities that tug at the heart.
Lisa supports Glam-A-THON™, the Broward Bar Association, American Cancer Society, Dania Beach Lion’s Club, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a Co-Founder of the Get Kids Fishing Foundation. Her mantra is ‘every day is an adventure’ and ‘when you dream; dream BIG!
Kathleen Keleher – Marketing and Parade Director of Winterfest, Inc. Kathy threw out her snowshoes for flip flops when she came to South Florida for college. But don’t let her eclectic, casual style and demeanor fool you. She will accessorize with a pair of stilettos for a mission – to ‘Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye’. Kathy became involved with Glam-A-THON over ten years ago with the Fort Lauderdale Sole Sisters.
Kathy is also involved in the St. Coleman Italian Festival, Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival, Broward Art Guild, and various fundraisers for her youngest son’s baseball teams (“Go Chief”).
Irene Yovu’s busy schedule keeps her in perpetual motion, but she always finds time to support those in need. When she was introduced to Glam-A-THON™, she knew immediately that working with powerful women who are making a difference in the community and doing it in high heels and lots of bling, resonated with her spirit of giving. She relishes her involvement in Temple Adath Or, theater arts, spiritual growth, healthy living, glamming it up, and can often be seen at the beach on weekends working on her golden tan while squeezing in a power walk.
After a successful 25-year career, Irene is enjoying her ultra-active retirement filled with friends, travel, and philanthropy.
Elaina Mitchell is a business branding consultant and designer, based in Saint Petersburg Florida.
After losing her mother to Ovarian Cancer in 2009, Elaina has a very special place in her heart for cancer research and cures, and helping others who have lost a loved one to cancer.