"Make your mess your message."
~ Lucimarian Roberts, mother of Robin Roberts
Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
May your holiday and your new year be filled with all we hold so dear...family, friends and good health!
Take a moment to remember those less fortunate than you - then reach out and make a difference in their lives. You can do it. And you will feel so alive
Let us know what your New Year's Resolution is for 2010...send us an e-mail and we'll publish some of the most ambitious in our January newsletter...that should help keep you on track!Fa-la-la-la-la...la-la-la-la!!!
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
Executive Director & Founder,
Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist
~ Upcoming Events ~
March 6, 2010
1st Annual "Pretty In Pink" Brunch & "Woman of Strength" Award
Lehigh Valley, PA
March 14-16, 2010
Overseas School Health Nurses Assocation
GIT Press Release: Recent USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
"The mission of The Get In Touch Foundation is clear - to encourage gals of all ages to "get in touch" with their bodies, information and each other in our crusade against breast cancer.
BSE, mammography, ultrasound and MRI are all tools that provide a woman with information that could potentially save her life. One woman's breast cancer diagnosis means countless lives are affected. We all benefit when women are healthy and informed.
While frustrated with the breast cancer screening recommendations in the recently released USPSTF report, I am ever the optimist, believing the conversation and the passion it has ignited is a silver lining that will educate more women - and men! - than any conventional educational and awareness campaign!"
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
Executive Director & Founder,
The Get In Touch Foundation®
| |A Diary of Healing
In 2006, World Press Photo awarded photojournalist Christopher Capozziello
Third Place in the category of
Contemporary Issues Story, for "A Diary of
first published in the October 2005 issue of TIME Magazine.Christopher spent hundreds of hours shooting over 12,000 photographs and hundreds of hours of audio recordings of my "wellness challenge"...
breast cancer...chemotherapy...bi-lateral mastectomy...and breast reconstruction.
*This four and a half minute piece includes some of those photographs and interviews,
including photographs taken during surgery. (*please be advised that some content is graphic)
A full-length documentary is currently in production.
Contact information for the photographic exhibit is available at the end of the video.
(click the picture and then A Diary of Healing on that site to view the video)
National "GIT Your Pink On!©" Day!was October 16th, 2009
Here are a few more pictures from some of the schools & businesses
Saint Ann School - Milford, CT
May Carrigan Middle School - West Haven, CT
FDNY @ Stiegelbaur Associates - NYC, NY
OnDeck Mortgage Services - Trumbull, CT
Tangoe - Orange, CTFind more on our website -
click on schools or businesses!
(click here to see more pics)
|Extra! Extra! Read all about it...|Lauralton Hall AP Physics Class "Launch Pumpkins" for Breast Cancer
Lauralton Hall, the all-girls high school located right here in GIT's hometown of Milford, CT, held a most-unusual fundraiser for GIT last month! Lauralton's Advanced Placement physics class, under the direction of Science Department Chair Theresa Napolitano, used pumpkin catapults designed and built by the students to help raise funds for Get In Touch.
The catapult launch raised $2,200 for The Get In Touch Foundation in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Theresa Napolitano stated that "breast cancer has touched the lives of many members of the community through family and friends and this is a small activity in which we can participate to do our part to help. This contest not only taught the students a great deal about physics, but also helped raise much needed funds for a most worthy cause."
Look out world! Here comes a generation of smart, healthy girls...
"changing the world one girl at a time!"
Thank you, Lauralton Hall - Hope Lives!!
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SIDEKICK SECRETS is finally here...
...10 days only - November 19th thru November 29th...
...this fundraiser is conducted completely online!
Click here to order your Sidekick Secrets Membership Card!
Purchase your $20 membership...just in time for Christmas...
100% of your membership purchase is donated to Get In Touch!
Membership Cards make a perfect Christmas Gift for teens, college students, or for that hard-to-buy-for-someone who already has everything.
GG2G (Green Goods 2 Give & 2 Get)
Recycled Billboard Bags
"G.I.T. Rayne Wristlet"
One-of-a-kind! Made from recycled billboard exterior. Featuring a pink
zipper closure (large interior pocket) and bangle strap, 2 inside
pockets, invisible magnetic snap fold closure.
9 1/2" x 5"
SmartGlass™ bangle made from recycled bottles.
Note: Your wristlet will not look exactly like this one as they are all one of a kind.
Upon checkout, please state your preference for either pale or bright colors or solid black.
All have pink zipper and pink bangle strap.
20% of your purchase goes to the Get In Touch Foundation.
(click on the pic to go to directly to their site)
Is this yummy bag on your Christmas list?
GIT your Vineyard Vines® Daisy Tote here...
(click on the pic)
Thin Threads Series books are $6.95 and make great gifts for the holidays -
or to send to someone to whom you wish Recovery & Survival.
When you make your purchase by clicking here,
Thin Threads will donate half of the proceeds to Get In Touch.
HOPE LIVES and CONNECTS us!
Thin Threads: Real Stories of Life Changing Moments
8 More Things You Should Never Say
to a Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
1. At least you already have a husband.
2. At least your husband loves you.
3. At least you only have to have a lumpectomy.
4. At least you don't have to have chemotherapy.
5. At least it's not in your lymph nodes.
6. At least it's only Stage 1.
7. At least it's only Stage 2.
8. At least it's only breast cancer - it could be worse.