Good things come to those… who don’t even know they are waiting! This is especially true in the case of local journalist Melanie Saxton. She wrote a cover feature and earned an Excellence in Cancer Journalism Award — without even knowing it!
Saxton left a publisher after writing Pink Divas, a story of community breast cancer support. A year later she was awarded an Excellence in Cancer Journalism American Cancer Society Media Award for the feature… although no one told her!
The award is given to radio, television, newspaper and magazine journalists. Melanie’s cover feature was written in 2008 and came to the attention of the American Cancer Society.
“Through these stories, the public has learned more about cancer research, treatment, early detection, how to get help, and what it feels like to be a cancer survivor,” said Jackie Bayly-Bryant, vice-president of the Division Communications Department, American Cancer Society.
EXCELLENCE IN CANCER JOURNALISM
Pink Divas by Melanie Saxton
American Cancer Society Media Award
High Plains Division
Excellence in Cancer Journalism American Cancer Society Media Award 2009
I was honored to write Katy Magazine’s “Pink Issue” cover feature, a heartfelt breast cancer survivor story entitled Pink Divas, which caught the eye of the American Cancer Society. This was one of only 16 to receive a 2008 Excellence in Cancer Journalism Award presented by the American Cancer Society’s High Plains Division.
How humbling to receive this prestigious recognition in journalism. Thank you to the American Cancer Society for this award. ~ Melanie Saxton, Author, Pink Divas
Congratulations to Katy’s own writer and editor, covering the people, places and events. Learn more at melaniesaxtonmedia.com.