Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! A great way to end the year with this amazing gift from an out of state Law Enforcement agency!! They know I am a fierce Law Enforcement supporter and a proud Breast Cancer Warrior! Thin Blue Line Against Breast Cancer! Love it!!!! #backtheblue509 #thinblueline #breastcancerawareness #pinkcops #lawenforcementsupporter #HappyNewYear2021 #behindthebadge #NLEOMF #serveandprotect #pinkribbon

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas to everyone from the beautiful Pacific Northwest!!!! #christmas2020 #happyholidays

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Hold on to Hope

If you want to make a difference start giving kindness and compassion instead of an opinion. Give and spread love instead of judgement. This world has enough takers, be someone who gives nothing but joy to others!!! Start to believe there is good without seeing it! Hold on to hope and don’t ever let go!!!! #believe #michaelandersonstatue #kindnessmatters #lovewins #joy #compassion #handinhand

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Anchorage Police Department

Santa came early to get my trip all planned to head up to Anchorage, Alaska the first part of May to do a shift ride along with Sgt Kelly Huston of the Anchorage Police Department!!! Can’t wait to ride in this breathtaking Pink Breast Cancer Awareness police cruiser!!! Hope to be able to “try on” the awesome pink handcuffs!!!! Dreams really do come true!!! #anchoragepolicedepartment #pinkcopsrock #breastcancerawareness #survivor

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Alaska Airlines Christmas Sweater

Blessed to receive this awesome Alaska Airlines Christmas sweater and beanie just in time for the new snow and holiday season! Alaska Airlines has flown me to every single one of my destinations the last 32 years and being a Million Mile Flyer is just over the horizon! It has been an honor to be a loyal customer to this great airline! #alaskaairlines #snowyspokane #frequentflyer #christmassweater

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Essential Womans Botique

These ladies have worked closely with Cancer Care Northwest the last 11 years to take care of my post breast cancer needs! Today when I was there for my yearly appointment they surprised me with this awesome Pink Ribbon license plate frame! They have been an important part of my healthcare team and treat me like family every time  I walk through the door! Thank you Lyla and Carlotta for all your great care today and everyday!! #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #cancercarenorthwest #11yearsCancerFree

Monday, December 7, 2020

Pearl Harbor Day

Remembering all the heroes that sacrificed so much at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. It has been an honor and privilege to have traveled on 4 Honor Flight trips to Washington DC the last couple years with World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to honor their service. These veterans that fought for our freedom are true American heroes!!! #AmericanHeroes #GodBlessAmerica

Friday, December 4, 2020

#8 Ranked NC State

Congratulations to the #8 ranked North Carolina State University Women’s basketball team for defeating #1 ranked South Carolina last night! I am so proud to be apart of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the NC State women’s basketball program! Go Wolfpack!!! #ncstate #gowolfpack #kayyowcancerfund #pinkwarriors #ncaabasketball

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Riverfront Park

Beautiful day to explore this amazing city I call home!!! #blessed #CityOfSpokane #riverfrontpark #clocktower #hometownproud

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the trails of Riverside State Park! I am so thankful to begin another holiday season Cancer Free!!!! #cancerwarrior #blessings #thankfulandblessed #Thanksgiving2020⁠⁠ #cancerfree

Monday, November 23, 2020

Kay Yow Cancer Fund

I am so blessed to be a Cancer Warrior for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund out of Raleigh, North Carolina! Each season NCAA Womens basketball programs hold a Play For Kay breast cancer awareness game to honor the legendary North Carolina State University Coach Yow who lost her battle to breast cancer. I love her motto....When Life Kicks You, Let it Kick You Forward!! I look forward to hopefully being apart of several of these special games this upcoming season! #cancerwarriornetwork #kayyowcancerfund #nevergiveup #ncaawomensbasketball #pinkrocks #breastcancerawareness #Play4Kay

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Strength and Courage

After getting the amazing news earlier this week that I remain cancer free, I headed to the mountains today to celebrate being Stronger Than Cancer!!! #strongerthancancer #survivor #cancerfree #11years #warrior

Monday, November 16, 2020

11 Years!!!



Had my routine scheduled cancer scans early this morning and remain cancer free for my 11th year!!! There is always the anticipation and nervousness leading up to this day!! I am forever grateful to Inland Imaging for finding my breast cancer in the treatable stage and Cancer Care Northwest for getting me cancer free!!! Early detection saves lives!! #cancerfree #inlandimaging #cancercarenorthwest #earlydetectioncansavelives #StandUpToCancer

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Race To Feed Our Veterans 5k

What a fun time completing the Race to Feed the Veterans 5K carrying the American Flag this morning with some awesome friends held here on the sacred grounds of Greenwood and Riverside Cemeteries!! A great event to supply our local Veterans with hot meals from Meals on Wheels of Spokane! God Bless our Veterans and God Bless America!!!! #vets5k #GodBlessOurVeterans #americathebeautiful

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Law Enforcement Bracelet

Rockin’ my new Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement support bracelet I received yesterday!!! #backtheblue509 #lawenforcementsupporter #thinbluelineusa #behindthebadgefoundation #backthebadge

Friday, November 6, 2020

Back the Blue 509 apparel

Love our new Back The Blue 509 apparel! It is an honor to be apart of this organization that supports all our law enforcement agencies in the Spokane and surrounding areas!  I will always Back the Blue!!!! Thanks for the hook up Brittany Sherwood!!! 

#backtheblue509 #lawenforcementsupporter #thinblueline


Monday, November 2, 2020

The Color Pink

It is always alittle sad for me to have the month of October come to an end. Pink means so much more to me than just being a color! It represents that I am living, I am breathing, I am healthy, and I am a Survivor! Breast Cancer Awareness Month may have come to a close, but I will always do my best to bring awareness that early detection saves lives!!! #survivor #pinkrocks #breastcancerawareness #earlydetection

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Anchorage Police Department

OMG, Dreams do come true! I have been invited by Sergeant Kelly Huston of the Anchorage Police Department to come up to Alaska next Spring to do a shift ride along in this Amazing patrol unit! The Anchorage Police Department is a huge Breast Cancer Awareness supporter and Sgt Huston’s vehicle looks like 24/7 365 days a year to support the cause! Thanks to my friend Amy for the hook up!!!! I can’t wait for this opportunity and experience!!! #anchoragepolicedepartment #pinkcops #breastcancerawareness #pinkpoliceunit #backtheblue #behindthebadge

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Pink Cops

As we near the end of October, I want to thank the many police departments who went all out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! My dream is to ride in one of these Pink police cars!!! As a ride along that is, not handcuffed in the back seat!!! #pinkcopsrock #breastcancersurvivor #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #thinblueline #backthebadge509

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Riverside State Park

A week ago I was hiking in scorching 90 degree heat and today it was 16 degrees with a wind chill of 9 degrees in 7 inches of new snow here in the Spokane area! Bitter cold, but beautiful and sunny!!! #freezemybuttoff #bittercoldandsunny #warriorstrong #winterhasarrived #wigwamsocks #wakeupcallcoffee

Friday, October 23, 2020

Wake Up Call Coffee

Thanks to Wake Up Call Coffee for the awesome new gear! Just in time for our first snow storm of the year today! Love the logo “Whip Cancers Butt” to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!! #wakeupcallcoffee #whipcancersbutt #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #snowyspokane

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

11 Years Cancer Free

This is Warrior Strong!!! 11 years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer! I did not crumble to die, I chose to live and find light in the darkness. I dug deep to get through that challenge and I believed in myself and found the strength inside to overcome that obstacle!!! I am a Survivor, I am an Overcomer! I no longer doubt myself, and I am so much stronger now than I used to be!  I have so much more to give and I still have a lot of fight left in me!! #cancerfree #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #survivor #warriorstrong #cancerwarriornetwork #cancercreateswarriors #wigwamsocks #challengeyourself #StrongerThanCancer

Monday, October 19, 2020

Alaska Airlines

Took my breath away when I saw this at the Alaska Airlines check in counter here in Las Vegas as I depart back home tonight!!! I have been flying Alaska Airlines exclusively for over 30 years and they continue to exceed my expectations!Thank you for acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month during these trying times!!! #alaskaairlines #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Amazing Canyons

Another amazing canyon was conquered today as the weekend celebration of being cancer free continues!!! #AmericaTheBeautiful #survivor #cancerfree #amazingcanyons

Saturday, October 17, 2020

11 Years Cancer Free

Celebrating my 11 year cancer free anniversary this weekend hiking into some amazing remote canyons in St George, Utah! Cancer didn’t win this battle, I won this battle!!!! #survivor #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #wigwamsocks #wakeupcallcoffee #11yearsCancerFree #StrongerThanCancer #warrior

Friday, October 16, 2020

Alaska Airlines

It is so great to be traveling again and seeing my beloved Alaska Airlines family!!!!! Celebrating my 11th year cancer free anniversary this weekend heading to Nevada and Utah to hike into some beautiful canyons!!! #alaskalife #11yearscancerfree #breastcancerawareness #warriorstrong

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Pink Ribbon Day

Thanks so much to Jon at Retro Donuts for celebrating Pink Ribbon Day in support of breast cancer awareness month! What a fun experience to be here early this morning to receive some of the first Pink Ribbon donuts being produced!!!! As a survivor, days like today are pretty awesome! #pinkdonuts #breastcancerawarenessmonth #retrodonuts #gopink #PinkRibbonDay #fight #pinkwarrior

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Corporal Erin

What a great experience to meet up with Corporal Erin from the Spokane Police Department to present her with my National Run For The Badge 5k event medal! I was so honored to join her for a few hours of her shift today to help her fight crime!!! Thank you for your service Erin!!! Be safe!!! #runforthebadge #spokanepolicedepartment #backtheblue509 #behindthebadgefoundation #lawenforcementsupporter

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Run For The Badge 5K


It was an absolute honor to be selected as a civilian to participate in the National Run For The Badge 5k this morning that benefits the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum in Washington DC! I chose to run in honor of my friend Corporal Erin who serves with the Spokane Police Department. Thank you Corporal for your continued service and commitment to our community! Be safe!!! 



Thursday, October 8, 2020

Idaho State Police

Absolutely warms my heart to see this Idaho State Police cruiser supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!!! What a special moment to see this today! Love it!!!! My favorite things together!!! 💙🎀 #idahostatepolice #pinkcopsrock #thinblueline #BreastCancerAwareness

Monday, October 5, 2020

US Olympic Training Center

After 3 days of training at altitudes of over 10,000 ft, it was a huge treat to tour the US Olympic Training Site!! #utaholympicpark #parkcityutah #highaltitudetraining #warriorstrong

Sunday, October 4, 2020

High Altitude Hiking

In Park City, Utah hiking at high elevation to celebrate the arrival of breast cancer awareness month!!! Made it to over 10,000ft hiking into this beautiful alpine lake. Days like this make me feel so blessed to be Survivor Strong!!!! Oxygen not included!!! #highelevation #10000ft #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #SurvivorStrong #bostonpd #mcneicewheeler

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Boston Police Department

My Mom was born and raised in Boston and to receive this Awesome Thin Blue Line Boston Police Department shirt to show my continued support for law enforcement is pretty special!!!! She is smiling down from heaven knowing her hometown police department is showing me some love!!!! #bostonpolicedepartment #thinbluelineusa #backtheblue #represent #lawenforcementsupporter #BostonPD #NLEOMF

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Welcome to the month of October....Words can not describe how special this month is for me not only as a survivor but to continue to raise awareness that early detection saves lives! #breastcancerawarenessmonth #gopink #survivor #cancercarenorthwest #earlydetection #inlandimaging

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

National Coffee Day

Celebrating National Coffee Day with Dunkin Donuts Coffee in my Thin Blue Line law enforcement support mug!!! #NationalCoffeeDay2020 #dunkindonutscoffee #thinbluelineusa #lawenforcementsupporter #backtheblue509 #dunkindonuts #behindthebadgefoundation #keurig

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Cancer Care Northwest

In honor of upcoming breast cancer awareness month I celebrate my amazing surgical oncologist Dr Stephanie Moline from Cancer Care Northwest!!!! #ccnw #cancercarenorthwest #SurvivorStrong #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #gopink

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Coeur d Alene Race For The Cure

The annual Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Race for the Cure was cancelled on Sunday so I did my 5k during lunch today! Then came home to be presented with my Survivor medal and face covering! These breast cancer events are so special to me and it is heartbreaking to not have the event to be celebrated as a Survivor!!! #gopink #cdaraceforthecure #ProudSurvivor #celebrate #kickingcancersbutt #warriorstrong #pinkwarrior

Saturday, September 19, 2020

National Thank a Police Officer Day

Today is National Thank a Police Officer Day! Law Enforcement Officers are my Heroes and I thank them today and everyday for all they do!!!! Special thanks to my local heroes, the Spokane Police Department, the Spokane County Sheriffs Office, and the Washington State Patrol. 
#heroesinblue #nationalthankapoliceofficerday #backtheblue509 #thinbluelineusa #backthebadge #behindthebadgefoundation


Friday, September 18, 2020

Awesome Shirts

Received these AWESOME pink ribbon and thin blue line shirts today from an out of state law enforcement friend! Two causes very close to my heart, Breast Cancer Awareness and Law Enforcement Support together!!! I am ready for the month of October!! #thinblueline #pinkribbon #lawenforcementsupporter #breastcancerawarenessmonth #gopink #pinkcops #backthebadge

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Remembering my Mama

For the last 33 years I have come to this exact same spot on September 13th to visit my Mama on the anniversary of her passing away. She was only 55 years old when this horrible disease we call cancer took her away from me much too soon. I was so young at the time and didn’t realize my future would also be changed because of a cancer diagnosis, but I know this is the reason I fight so much to bring awareness to find a cure! #33years #neverforgotten #cancersucks #findacure #missmymother

Friday, September 11, 2020

Remembering September 11th

Remembering the 2977 innocent people lost and the 403 brave 1st Responders who ran towards danger 19 years ago on September 11, 2001....#september11 #fallenheroes #neverforget #runtowardsdanger #thinbluelineusa #twintowers #lovenyc #behindthebadge

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Washington State Patrol

Stopped by the Washington State Patrol Spokane Headquarters today to take the Troopers treats and Thin Blue Line Flags to thank them for all they do!!! No photos were allowed of the Troopers for safety and security but they all gave me air high fives!!! As my license plate frame states.....Back the Blue!!!! #backtheblue #thinbluelinestrong #iwillALWAYSbacktheblue #washingtonstatepatrol

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Turnbull Wildlife Refuge

Next month will not only be breast cancer awareness month, but it will be my 11th anniversary as a cancer survivor! After hearing those words “you have cancer” your life is forever changed. I have put hundreds of miles between myself and cancer the last 10+ years on the roads and on the trails. I will continue to bring awareness that life after cancer is pretty awesome!!! #warriorstrong #survivor2020 #breastcancerawareness #GoPinkInOctober

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Cancer Creates Warriors

Excited to get involved with the new nonprofit organization Cancer Creates Warriors that is based out of Eugene, Oregon! This organization inspires cancer survivors to find their inner power and strength by empowering them to challenge themselves! As my 11th year as a cancer survivor draws near, I am inspired by the strong survivors I meet everyday! #cancercreateswarriors #11yearsCancerFree #warriorstrong #SurvivorStrong

Monday, August 31, 2020

Deception Pass

Recovering today at the ocean after the hard Mt Baker hike yesterday. #deceptionpass #pacificocean #breatheintheoceanair #cometothesea

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Mt Baker Wilderness

Amazing day of hiking in the Mt Baker Wilderness! Miles and miles of absolute beauty and the most stunning alpine lakes!!! It was a very challenging day navigating difficult trails! Survivor Strong!!!! #challengeyourself #mtbakernationalpark #StrongCancerSurvivor #beautifulday

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

North Cascade National Park

Great day in the Cascade Mountains! Diablo Lake is the most emerald green water I have ever seen. Tomorrow will be hiking at high elevation deep into the mountains! #northcascades #diablolake #emeraldgreenwater #highelevation #mcneicewheeler #santaclarabroncos

Thursday, August 27, 2020

McNeice Wheeler

Thanks to Becki and Ryan at McNeice Wheeler for the AWESOME new hats!!! There will be lots of miles and beautiful views under that hat with all my hiking adventures!!! #mcneicewheeler #hikingadventures #challengeyourself

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Beauty Mountain

Last October when I finished my 314th marathon and decided to retire after 30 years of running 26.2 mile races, I went looking for another way to challenge myself. I found my new challenge by hiking for 5-6 hours at elevation high up in the mountains every weekend and it has transformed both my mind and my body! Not only are the soft dirt trails easier on my body, but the quiet solitude of being up in the mountains is a great escape from the craziness of the world! #SurvivorStrong #10yearcancersurvivor #reachforthesummit #challengeyourself

Thursday, August 20, 2020

National Super Heroes Week

This is National SuperHeroes Week!! After conquering breast cancer, I have fought like a hero!!! I am a Pink Warrior!!!! #nationalsuperheroesweek #fightlikeahero #breastcancersurvivor #pinkwarrior #pinkribbonhero #pinkwonderwomen