Pink turns green

Thanks to those who showed up around town this morning to help with the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s first Pink Newspaper day to help fight breast cancer.

My team sold 42 papers and raised nearly $100 in a little less than two hours. Sandy McGill of the R-J joined me at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on West Lake Mead near Tenaya.

Our big star — and man responsible for most of our sales — was Mayor Oscar Goodman. He is a true Las Vegas treasure.

The R-J not only stepped up with special pink newsprint for Thursday’s edition but is donating all proceeds from street sales for the day to the Las Vegas chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

And special thanks to Dean White, Melissa Neuman McCabe and others in the R-J marketing department for making the first-year effort a big success.

By the way, please go here to read a heart-wrenching story written by the R-J’s Sonya Padgett about Las Vegan Maura Bivens, 42, who will lose her bout to cancer.

Keep her and her young family in the thoughts ... please.