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Idaho Statesman Goes Beyond Pink Edition

October 3, 2016

Most of you probably know October is breast cancer awareness month. The last several years, the Idaho Statesman issued a Pink Edition in recognition of the month. The newspaper invited the community to share their stories. I wrote three articles for them in 2013, 2014, and 2015. When I inquired about this year’s Pink Edition, […]

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Life Robs the Best Laid Plans

March 15, 2016

How often have you been excited for a new venture only to have life get in the way? That’s what happened here at this blog. I so want to share the stories of the incredible survivors and loved ones touched by cancer. As well as the journey that brought me to this blog. But then […]

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Yes, We Had a Winner to Another Gift Certificate

March 6, 2015

You know your blog isn’t receiving much traffic when even the spammers haven’t found you. Ever since getting back from my 11th 3-Day Walk for the Cure, life got crazy. Well, my business life did. So these pink walls got silent. I promised a December winner of the gift certificate to the Old Lady Walking […]

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Winner Will Fight Like A Girl

September 30, 2014

The Old Lady Walking store made room for some attitude with its Fight Like A Girl merchandise. It’s not surprising that our second winner of a Why 60 Miles gift certificate was attracted to the kickboxing bad girl. Lori Widmer relates to that attitude. Her Words on the Page blog for freelance writers kicks low-paying gigs and self-professed gurus […]

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Meet Old Lady Walking Store’s 1st Customer

August 19, 2014

When my Old Lady Walking store opened, I should not have been surprised to see Kim Lemon as my first customer. Kim is one of those delightful social media stories in which we reconnected after years apart. We connected on Facebook…er, excuse me, we Friend-ed (is that a word) on Facebook and Kim has been […]

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Health Care Buddy’s Story

August 14, 2014

Health care has more than its share of fraud. Throughout my 30-year-plus health care career, I often remarked we could cover everyone in the U.S. for what we paid out in fraud. My good friend, Jan Shapard, knows that better than I do. She has spent her career battling health care fraud. As you’ll read […]

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It Ain’t Cancer

July 3, 2014

Penny holds a special place in my heart. My first Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk (as it was known in those days) was one I thought I’d do alone. That was in 2003. A friend who was supposed to walk the 60 miles with me had broken her ankle. I started Day 1 on […]

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How a Promise Started a Social Movement of Commitment

June 25, 2014

The Susan G. Komen organization began with a promise. A promise made by a sister to her sister who was dying of breast cancer. Cancer destroys the body but cannot reach the soul. After over a decade of participation in the 3-Day Walk for the Cure, I still marvel at the strength and the commitment of all […]

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