"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
The (wet!) dog days of summer are waning and it's back-to-school for many...
Daisy Wheels are in high demand in this great big United States of America - our phone has been ringing off the hook
all summer long from the wonderful school nurses we met with at the National Association of School Nurses Conference in June!
It's not too late to get your school on board - "get in touch"
with us and we'll make it happen!
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
Executive Director & Founder,
Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist
Sunday, October 11th
The Get In Touch Foundation®
5th Annual "Pretty In Pink" Brunch
"Woman of Strength" Award
Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT
Friday, October 16th
2nd National "GIT YOUR PINK ON!™"Day
The Get In Touch Foundation®
"2009 Woman of Strength Award"
will be presented to Amy Brechon.
18 Year-Old Amy Brechon was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago,
the summer before entering 8th grade. An Illinois resident,
Amy discovered the lump on her breast through BSE (breast self exam)
and continues to be a role model
and "breast health ambassador" for girls everywhere.
| |Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell
has officially proclaimed October 16th, 2009 as
"GIT Your Pink On!™ Day
in the State of Connecticut!
meaningful service project and awareness campaign for the program
assists us in our most important initiative - "changing the world one
girl at a time!"
If your business or company organizes a
"GIT Your Pink On!™" Day this year, please be sure to e-mail us
photographs that we can share on our website and newsletter!
Click here to "GIT Your Pink On!™"
("GIT Your Pink On!" 2008 Gallery)
Thank you to some of our friends pictured here who participated in our 2008 "GIT Your Pink On!" Day -
Aetna, Hartford, CT; The Milford Bank, Milford, CT;
West Shore Middle School, Milford, CT; Lauralton Hall, Milford, CT;
St. Bernadette School, New Haven, CT; and St. Stephen School, Hamden, CT.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it... Check out what my friend, writer Gayle Forman has to say about GIT in KUDOS
on our website!
Gayle is a Young Adult favorite - her new book, "If I Stay" is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
Gayle loves to write young adult novels, taking fantastical journeys with those
between the ages of 12 and 20. GIT loves this age group, too!
Click here to read more about Gayle and "If I Stay"...
photography by www.LisaDeRussell.com
Village Vogue Boutique on-the-Green in Milford, CT held a Bridal Fashion Show in late
July at Stonebridge Restaurant in Milford...one lucky bride-to-be won a brand new
wedding gown as the top door prize that evening! In CT and looking for a wedding gown? Stop by Village Vogue and ask to see the "Get In Touch" gowns!
Be sure to visit in October when they will feature one room in their shop
dedicated to all things PINKincluding dozens of gowns from the casino scene
in last year's Pink Panther movie...from August 25th through October 16th,
10% from the purchase of one of these gowns will be donated to GIT!
My "angels" with a Daisy Wheel...Jan Larkin, RN & Barbara Ward, MD from Greenwich Hospital's Bendheim Breast Care Center celebrate Greenwich High School's recent
sign-up for the Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel.
GIT goes to DC!
We're heading to DC in early September...
we can't wait to tell you about it next month - stay tuned!
Philanthropists among us...
This beautiful Bride & Groom were wed on July 25, 2009 and decided to forego the traditional 'favors' for their guests in lieu of a donation to their favorite charity...GIT!!!
A marriage that starts out by thinking of those in need is a blessed marriage, indeed!
Congratulations & Thank You, Mr. & Mrs. Millington!
Click here to find out how you can be a "philanthropist among us"...
CT Governor Rell Signs Breast Density Bill Into Law That Will Focus on the Early Detection of Cancer
S.B. 458 requires all mammography reports given to a patient on and after October 1, 2009 to include information about breast density. When applicable, the report must include the following notice: If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide small abnormalities, you might benefit from supplementary screening tests, which can include a breast ultrasound screening or a
breast MRI examination, or both, depending on your individual risk factors.
If you are interested in proposing similar legislation in your state, please contact
Nancy Cappello, PhD, Founder & President of "Are You Dense?"
Building a Foundation for Health
for Breast Cancer Survivors
The Yale School of Nursing
invites you and a friend to participate in:
A six-week class for women of color with breast cancer Funded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation Topics include: Exercising and Wellness, Healthy Food Choices, Risk Factors for Diabetes and Heart Disease, and Spirituality and Kinship Place: Yale School of Nursing Located on 100 Church Street South, New Haven, CT Classes to start in September 2009
Call Dr. Tish Knobf @203.737.2357 and reserve your classes today!
8 Recommended Reads If You've Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
1. Cancer Schmancer by Fran Drescher
2. Breast Cancer for Dummies
3. Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas4. Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
5. The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
6. Swimming On My Wedding Day by Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager
7. Pretty Is What Changes by Jessica Queller
8. Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel, MD