BY FRANKI ROSENTHAL
The Key Club attended the Glam-A-THON at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 18 to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This was Key Club’s third year attending the Glam-A-THON. It raised a total of $350 this year.
“The Glam-A-THON is one of my favorite events of the year,” Key Club president Dixon Yeung said. “It’s so different than other cancer organizations like Relay for Life, because all the money we raise at this event goes to local women in South Florida with breast cancer.”
The Glam-A-THON event was started in 2011, and since then, over $266,000 have been raised to help find a cure.
“All of the money has provided financial assistance to local breast cancer patients who are treated at the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center,” Yeung said.
Yeung said the members walk together dressed up in wild, pink clothing.
“We wear wacky, outrageously pink outfits and hold up signs to bring awareness for the Broward Health Foundation,” Yeung said. “It is an amazing event to raise money and to help fight against breast cancer.”
Key Club members such as senior Stephanie Jacobson attend the Glam-A-THON event each year.
“I love this event. It’s for a great cause, and every year it seems to get better and better,” Jacobson said. “I’ve been attending this event for five years, and four of them have been with Key Club.”
While some students attend this event annually, others walked with Key Club for the first time.
“This was my first year participating in the Glam-A-THON, and I’m so happy to be doing this, especially representing Key Club,” sophomore Charlotte Yeung said.
Local reporters such as Lynn Martinez from WSVN news also attend the event every year.
“Not only is this an event that our members look forward to every year, but the entire South Florida community is also a part of it,” Yeung said.