An Inspiring Tale


Ruthanne Terrero
Vice President—Content/Editorial Director, Ruthanne Terrero

Welcome to our second annual “Pink Issue,” a concept we launched last October to spread awareness of breast cancer.

This year, we are graced with the story of Michelle Morgan, president of Signature Travel Network, who has successfully fought the disease. You will find her amazing story to be absolutely riveting, but more than that, you’ll be inspired to face any challenge in your own lives once you read how her confidence and optimism got her through the toughest challenge of her life.

If you know Michelle Morgan, you will know that she is a very private person. When she accepted our invitation to tell her story to our readers, we knew that it was a big decision on her part. We were extremely grateful, but after we read her report, which appears in her own words on pages 40 through 44, we were even more appreciative of her contribution. We knew that you would all be struck by the strength she shows throughout her journey.

It’s also a tale of the travel industry; many of Michelle’s colleagues, names you will recognize, helped get her through her battle. I won’t give any more of it away, but do take a look for yourselves.

Getting Involved

If you want to join the dialogue, we’ve made it easy for you to do so. We’ve created a Facebook page so that you may share your stories of how breast cancer has affected your lives, either personally or through a loved one. To get the discussion going, visit

As part of the Pink Issue tradition, we ask our cover subjects to tell us to which foundation they would like us to contribute part of the proceeds from the “pink” ads you see in this issue of Travel Agent. Michelle has chosen Susan G. Komen for the Cure. To find out more about this organization’s dedication to fighting breast cancer and how to make donations on your own, see page 42.