Rockin’ October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I’m starting it off in style as my contributors came through once again to help me raise the minimum required to walk.

I’m ready for my 9th 3-Day Walk for the Cure in San Diego next month.

  • And I’ve already signed up for 2013
  • After all, it will be the 10th anniversary of our Fight Like A Girl team

Why We Walk

Each year I wear the names of survivors and loved ones who lost their battle to cancer.

  • Some are family
  • Many are names from contributors
  • All are remembered

This is the list I have so far. If you would like a name added to the list, leave their name(s) in Comments.

I will be honored to wear their names on my Walk.

In Memory Of

My Dad, Doug Miller
My Aunt Mitzi Forester
My Uncle Jack Wiggins
My brother-in-law, Dick Dietz
My sister-in-law, Robin B. Miller
My grand-nephew, Finn Boyd

Arlene Hendrickson
Bridget LePage
Connie Tritthart
Deb Hall’s Grandma & Mom
Des’ Dad, Kenneth Landers
Eileen Cheney
Harleen Singh’s Mom, Sonya
Hazel Patraca
Herb Bryant
Jackie Silva
Joyce E. Stanbrough
Kirby Boehner
Louise Barney
Lynn Flynn
Marina Angeles’ Aunt Melanie
Mary Janczewski
Myrtle Miller
Nan Cralle
Pat Hales
R. Petronio
Rebecca Lyall
Robert Dean Peace
Ruth Sabian
Suzanne Whitlock’s Sister
Tammy Reed’s Dad, Grandma Myres & Aunt Deanna

In Honor Of

My sister, Terry Dietz, 10+ year breast cancer survivor
Barbara Cothern

My Fight Like A Girl teammates-breast cancer survivors
Martina Scanlon
Penny Rammer
Sue Peterson

Maree Stephens

Ann Blackwell Clement
Arlene O’Day
Arlene Toro
Barb Bryant
Barbara Delinsky
Bo Lebherz’s Mom
Bobbie Harris
Candi Shelby
Carol House
Carol Tellish
Chris Marlow
Cindy Darling
Connie Meninno
Crystal & Beth
Dave Duenas’ Mom
Emma Tookey
Georganna Hancock
Holly & Michael’s friend, Laurie
Jeanne Good
Joanne Fiedler
Juanita Durham
Judi DiMatteo
Judy Forsythe
Kara Rogers
Kim Ostrom
Lisa Klein
Marianne Jaehn
Marie Allen Campher
Maritza Hurley
Marsha Lindbeck’s Aunt JoAnn
Mary Ann Miller’s sister, Juanita
Mary McDonald
Michelle Hand
Nancy Scherer
Patti St. John
Robin Roberts
Seth Shapard
Sondra Parks
Tammy Reed’s Mom
Theresa Frith
Thomas Bittner
William Tookey

Thank You Contributors!

Alan Sakal
Anne Wayman
Bruce Cutting
Harriet Bell
Heather Woodruff
Jacqui Murray
Jennifer Mattern
Joe & Elaine Conway
Julie Ewert
Kathy Slothour
Kim Lemon
Laura Wiggins
Linda Barney
Lori Widmer
Marjorie Miller
Marsha Lindbeck
Nicola Parry
Rachel Marturello
Rita Wiggins
Sharon Hurley Hall
Tammy Reed
Vince Williams

Carried over from 2011


Heading Into 2013

If you would like to contribute, I am already signed up for 2013. You can donate at my Personal Page.

If there is someone who you would like remembered on the Walk, leave his or her name in Comments – no donation nececssary.

Thank you for your support!




Pink Ribbon Big Stock Photo Credit


  1. says

    How sweet to see my mom and sister’s names on your list, Cathy! I wish I had the spare $ to donate, but I have a few unpaid invoices out there right now, so the spending reins are extra tight. (Some aspects of freelancing are not so much fun – like chasing past-due payments.)

    I’m celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month my own way by hosting a month-long Pink Sock Monkey craft-along. People can work at their own pace – some might knock a monkey out in an afternoon (that didn’t sound quite right, did it), others might want to work one step at a time. Next to no skill required.

    • Cathy says

      Don’t even worry about it, Paula. Your good thoughts for a blister-free walk is all I need. :-)

      And I certainly hope people aren’t knocking out pink monkeys. 😀

  2. Tammy says

    Hi Cathy,

    Thank you again for doing the walk and giving me a way to help without having to risk the blisters. :)

    It brought tears to my eyes to see my Dad, Jim’s name on your list. Thank you!

    Please also remember my Grandma Myres and Aunt Deanna who lost their battles with breast cancer. My Mom is a 13+ year survivor of breast cancer. This cause is close to my family’s heart and will be praying for you and your team as you walk the good walk.

    Luv ya,

    • Cathy says

      Hi Tammy. I am going to add your Grandma and Aunt (I swore I remembered your Grandma Myres-boomer brain here) and I’ll add your Mom to the “Honor” list. Good for her!

      And we will glady accept all prayers. Thank you, my friend.

  3. says

    Thanks so much Cathy for including my Mom’s name on the list…I’m sure wherever she will be – she is bound to bless you for all that you do each year to create awareness among so many people, which is commendable indeed.

    I wish more of us were like you, who DO things and take action and not just talk about it. :)

    Thanks once again – much appreciated. :)
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