The single mom and business owner had to keep moving forward and fight to beat the disease to keep her family and business afloat. She assembled her ‘dream team’ of doctors and approached her cancer in the most strategic and tactile way she could. The cancer was completely removed through a bilateral mastectomy which allowed her to kick her life back into high gear by creating breast cancer charity, Glam-A-THON™, in 2006.
Tammy’s mission became: KISS BREAST CANCER GOODBYE©. With the support and passion of her inspiring Board of Directors, the team has donated over $700,000 to breast cancer foundations in the local South Florida community, directly benefitting women at high risk and those undergoing cancer treatment. Cancer taught her many valuable lessons including the importance of taking the focus off herself and directing that energy to helping others.
“The most beautiful thing about philanthropy is that people have skills and assets beyond financial resources. Our Glam Board works tirelessly to bring funds and hope to local women in the greatest financial need. Our entirely volunteer team is so passionate, proud, and blessed to work side by side with our donors, sponsors, supporters and volunteers, to help make the community a healthier place to live and lead long productive lives. We remain grateful for the outpouring of support and encourage everyone to help us continue 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 in South Florida. One short year after Glam-A-THON launched its popular
STRUT event, Judith joined the organization’s Board of Directors and quickly became Chairwoman of the wildly popular Lipstick Lounge, the organization’s signature event– voted one of South Florida’s top 10 events by WSVN – FOX TV Miami. Through her hard work, creativity and passion, Judith has escalated the event to bring more excitement and raise more funds year over year. This little dynamo has lived and traveled all over the world, dances Argentine Tango on a regular basis, handcrafts custom chocolates for events and occasions, and has the perseverance and devotion to keep our important mission alive as Glam-A-THON continues to assist women and families affected by breast cancer.
Traci Allyn Shur
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 believes that the busiest people get the most done and shows that to be true. As the owner of two businesses,
She believes that the busiest people get the most done 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!
She’s very proud of her contributions to Glam-A-Thon and how this organization has helped so many women with breast cancer!
Wendi serves as an everyday source of support, advocacy, and mentorship for women as they enter a breast cancer diagnosis and all that follows. Her assistance is provided to women throughout the country, as well as a couple of patients residing in South America.
Wendi is ecstatic by the opportunities that have opened up for her to advance her passion and charitable efforts throughout the South Florida community and was recently honored and voted in as a member of the GLAM-A-THON Board of Directors. She is greatly looking forward to diversifying her charitable efforts for women and their families, throughout South Florida.
“My passion and devotion to women and their families enduring a breast cancer diagnosis and all it brings and takes, is my personal ‘WHY” to a stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. My philanthropic work and quest for helping others has truly redefined what my viewscape, concept, and approach to being ALIVE is all about, and no doubt, will provide endless hues of pink, to make a difference with:’
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.
Along with her love of photography this dynamic woman is a personal trainer/fitness coach, certified healing arts/ energy worker, health enthusiast, , entrepreneur, wine connoisseur, and extraordinary philanthropist.
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™
Stacy M. Schwartz is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. Her practice focuses on commercial business disputes, intellectual property and technology matters.
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 – “Kicking Cancer.”
Pia Delvaille, ARNP, MSN, Regional Manager of Oncology Services at Broward Health Medical Center.
Dr. Alia Abdulla
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 make a difference in the community and doing it in high heels and lots of bling, resonated with her spirit of giving.
Irene earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York, and an Associate Degree in Hotel and Food Management from Paul Smith’s Jr. College, Paul Smiths, New York.
She consciously strives to treat others with kindness and grace and spreads the gift of friendship easily and often. She relishes her involvement in Temple Adath Or in Davie, 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 in sales & marketing in the grocery industry, Irene is enjoying her ultra-active retirement filled with friends, travel, philanthropy and her glamorous 7.5 lb Persian cat, Maggie
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