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Breast cancer affected his mother, girlfriend and three of his employees.

It’s little wonder then that Bill Feinberg, president of Allied Kitchen & Bath, organized a fundraiser for Glam-A-THON that brought in more than $22,000. The nonprofit is dedicated to helping local women battling breast cancer.

For his efforts, Feinberg and several others were recently honored with a Giammy award during its Lipstick Lounge event, staged at the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach.

“It’s always great to be honored and recognized by my peers in the community,” he said.

The Lipstick Lounge raised $90,000, which will benefit the Broward Health Foundation, said Tammy Gail, president of Glam-A-THON, a breast cancer survivor who started the organization in 2006. Funds are directed to the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund in Coral Springs.

“The event empowers while raising awareness that many women battling breast cancer in our community are under-insured and in need of financial support,” Gail said.

The event included a VIP reception, bites from a host of local restaurants and fashions from Josette Redwolf Designs.

Another honoree was Darran Blake, senior vice president of The Blake Group, whose mother died of breast cancer.

“I was very honored to receive the Glammy. I feel that it’s so important to raise awareness for a cause that I’m closely connected to, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to continue to support Glam-A-THON and all the great events that Tammy worked so hard on,” said Blake, who helped raise more than $24,000 for Glam-A-THON.

With many breast cancer organizations out there, creating unique fundraisers helps Glam-A-THON stand out, Gail said:

“We have created a fun and flirty event series that have a very loyal following. Our Lipstick Lounge event was named one of the top 10 most fashion-fabulous events in South Florida, and The Strut is the most unusual, exciting parade event promoting our attendees’ individuality and strength,” she said.

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