Idaho Statesman Goes Pink

by Cathy Miller

in 3-Day Walk for the Cure

ID Statesman Front PageHow cool is this?

The Boise newspaper has gone pink.

This morning as I walked out to get the paper, I knew it was going to be a bit different.

Each year, in recognition of October Breast Cancer Awareness, the Idaho Statesman goes pink.

  • From cover to cover, the pages are all pink
  • The paper invited stories from readers touched by breast cancer

So, I decided to send in my own.

Fight Like A Girl – For All

Here is a picture of my story.

FLAG-For AllYou can read the story online at the Idaho Statesman.

As is the way with stories about breast cancer, my submission was next to a breast cancer survivor’s story who encouraged women to fight like a girl.

The community of survivors, family, supporters and those we lost, unites us in a battle we will never give up.

  • What stories do you have to share?
  • How are you recognizing October as breast cancer awareness month?

My Fight Like A Girl teammates and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary as a team.

And what better way to do that than walking 60 miles in the 3-Day Walk for the Cure in November in beautiful San Diego?

Walk on.




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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori October 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

So damn cool. Cathy, you’ve inspired ME, too. More ways than one. Thank you for the years of walking to help raise money, awareness, love levels, etc.

You’re my hero.


Cathy October 2, 2013 at 8:01 am

Aw, gee, thanks, Lori. 😉 The true inspiration are those battling cancer. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. It means the world to me. 🙂


Anne Wayman October 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

There was a time when a pink newspaper meant something totally different… way to go.


Cathy October 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

Ha! Well, I like the latest reason a lot. 😉


Paula October 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

Great op/ed Cathy!

What a great way to turn something scary into something inspiring. All I’ve done is make pink sock monkeys and donate two “log cabin” quilt squares to a pair of quilts a local hospital used to raise funds. (I think we paid $5 per block, and one of the quilts was auctioned off for charity. I’ll see the other tomorrow when I’m in for the annual mammogram.)


Cathy October 2, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thank you, Paula. The stories are truly inspiring. Making pink sock monkeys is huge – and adorable! And I love your donation, too. Thanks for all you do, Paula. You’re awesome.


Marjorie Miller October 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

I am so proud of you Cathy!
Love you,


Cathy October 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

Love you more. 🙂


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