Departments Photo OP — 25 October 2013
Photo OP: The Glam Doll Strut, Ft Lauderdale

By Robyn A. Friedman

Esplanade Park was transformed into a sea of pink Oct. 13, as downtown Fort Lauderdale welcomed the Glam Doll Strut for the seventh consecutive year.

Hundreds of women, men, kids — and some elaborately decorated dogs — sashayed down Himmarshee Street and then sang, danced and otherwise performed in front of a panel of celebrity judges at the event, part of the Glam-A-THON series, which raises funds for local women battling breast cancer.

While event founder Tammy Gail, a breast cancer survivor herself, says that the money is still being counted — proceeds will be donated to the Broward Health Foundation on Nov. 7 — there is no question that this year’s installment of the Strut was a wild success.

“It was truly the ultimate stiletto smackdown,” Gail says. “No other breast cancer event features brains, brawn, beauty, talent and an amazing fundraising army.”

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PHOTO: Nicole Krauss, Manager of Media & Community Relations for Pubilx; Maria Brous, Director of Corporate Media & Community Relations for Publix; and Glam-A-THON founder Tammy Gail, right, accepting a check from Publix, which made the biggest donation to Glam-A-THON this year.



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