Pink -- It's Not Even a Question

There are some who object to the pinkification of breast cancer awareness. The argument goes that the color infantalizes breast cancer patients and detracts from the seriousness of the issue. Those in the antipink camp should try telling that to this year's Glam-a-Thon 2011 Glam Doll Strut: Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye. Taking place along SW Second Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Glam Doll Strut represents the ultimate pinkification of the breast cancer awareness movement. Participants, referred to lovingly as divas, literally strut through downtown Fort Lauderdale decked out to the nines in fashions the ladies of Sex in the City would envy. Pink is, of course, the color of the day, and the divas not only make the walk in stilettos but they strut their stuff for a panel of judges. The four largest teams will be crowned Queens of Glam-a-Thon 2011. Entry is a $40 donation and will also get you an event T-shirt, a diva swag bag full of fashion goodies, and entry to the Tiki Chic-y party at the Hyatt Pier 66 (2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale) from 7 to 10 p.m. the night before that Strut (guests not participating in the Strut can still get into the Tiki Chic-y party with a $10 donation.) To register or for more info, visit glam-a-thon.com, or their Facebook event page.
Sat., Oct. 15, 11 a.m., 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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