Sue Miller (cancer activist)

Sue Miller
Natalie Sue Miller

(1934-03-07)March 7, 1934
DiedMay 29, 2017(2017-05-29) (aged 83)
Denver, Colorado
Burial placeMt. Nebo Cemetery[1]
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
Other namesSue Miller Cohen
EducationB.A., human services, University of Denver, 1994
M.A., counseling psychology and education, University of Denver, 2009
OccupationFashion model, breast cancer activist, counselor, author
Years active1953—2010s
Known forSue Miller Day of Caring
Spouse(s)Alan S. Miller
Alan "Skip" Sigman
Harold Cohen
AwardsColorado Women's Hall of Fame, 2002

Natalie Sue Miller (March 7, 1934 – May 29, 2017) was an American fashion model, breast cancer survivor, breast cancer activist, counselor, and author. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she moved to Denver, Colorado at age 19 as a newlywed and started a career in fashion modeling. After being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34 and undergoing a mastectomy, she created a fashion show featuring models who had also had breast cancer. In 1981, she founded the Sue Miller Day of Caring, a non-profit organization for breast cancer education and awareness. In its first 35 years, the Day of Caring has been a resource for over 17,500 survivors of breast cancer, providing educational forums and support services at its annual event, held in nine U.S. cities. Miller earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at age 60 and 75, respectively, and wrote her autobiography, I'm Tougher Than I Look, in 2004. In 2002, Miller was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame.

Early life and marriage

Miller was born March 7, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2] Her family moved several times during her childhood due to her father's work; she spent her teen years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2] In 1953, at age 19, she married Alan Miller and they moved to Denver.[1][2]

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