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"Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity.  Don't fight them.  Just find a different way to stand."
~ Oprah Winfrey


February 2010
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
The Oprah Magazine
A Diary of Healing
Hybrid Mom
GIT News
GIT Calendar
Shop For a Cause
Healing Bowls
Survivor "Love Story"
Bridal Fair
8 for February...
Quick Links
The Get In Touch
Girls' Program
Daisy Wheel©
Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot
Click here to give our Daisy Wheel© a spin!

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Girls' Program
& Daisy Wheel©.

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Hello ,

Be a yourself and be sure to do your BSE and remind the gals in your life to do the same! 

Good news is abundant here at GIT...our newsletter is bursting at the seams with all the wonderful ways we are getting the word out and "making our mission a movement!"

We are thrilled to announce that our Girls' Program & Daisy Wheels are officially in 25 states and 5 countries!

If you are in CT from February 1-14, we hope you take the time to visit the "Diary of Healing" exhibit at Yale University (see details below.)

And be sure to read our Valentine story of Patti & David, husband and wife breast cancer survivors!

Happy Valentine's Day...with love...xo

Hope Lives!
  GIT Your Gown On!
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
Executive Director & Founder,  
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist
~ Upcoming Events ~

February 1-14, 2010
"A Diary of Healing" Exhibit
The Thomas E. Golden Jr. Center at Saint Thomas More
The Catholic Chapel at Yale University
258 Park Street, New Haven, CT

February 25, 2010
CT School Nurse Supervisor's Conference

March 6, 2010
1st Annual "Pretty In Pink" Brunch & "Woman of Strength" Award
Lehigh Valley, PA

March 14-16, 2010
Overseas School Health Nurses Association
2010 Conference
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot
"O" ...what a wonderful way to start the year!

The February 2010 issue of The Oprah Magazine
features GIT Founder and Executive Director
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan

as one of four winners of the
Oprah Magazine CoverGirl
"Giving Beautiful Back" Award
To watch video footage of the shoot, click on the photos!

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 Pick up the February 2010 issue on newsstands now!

"A Diary of Healing"
...a 48 picture exhibition...

February 1st - 14th

The Thomas E. Golden Jr. Center at Saint Thomas More
The Catholic Chapel at Yale University
258 Park Street, New Haven, CT

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot

"...described as honest, unflinching, and intimately poetic,
communicating the stark reality of a life-threatening illness."

You are cordially invited to attend the Opening Reception
featuring Mary Ann Wasil Nilan and photojournalist Christopher Capozziello
on Sunday, February 7th at 11am.

The Thomas E. Golden Center is open to the public from 10am-midnight
for those that would like to visit the exhibition on their own. 
Admission is free.

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot

Check out the terrific interview Jennifer Rawlings from "Hybrid Mom" Magazine did with me...then be sure to check out their website - they are FAB!!

Read the article...
Extra! Extra! Read all about it...

We just had to share these pictures with you from our friends at Saint Mary School in Milford, CT!
Saint Mary's held their "GIT Your Pink On!" Day the same day they implemented
the Get In Touch Girls' Program.  The girls are pictured with their Daisy Wheels...
and the boys wore pink neckties in support of breast health education and awareness! 

saint mary school - girls

Saint Ann School - boys

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 Be sure to check our web-calendar... see what's coming up!
               Healing Bowl

Click on any item to check out our "Shop For a Cause" page!

Nichols Pottery Studio has teamed up with Get In Touch
to support breast health education.

With each purchase of a Healing Bowl,
they will donate $5.00 in your name to Get In Touch.

The bowls are all approximately 3" high by 6" in diameter,
lead free, oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Click here to visit their site...
and be sure to watch the beautiful video of master potter -
and my dear friend - Barbara DeTullio at work.

Husband & wife breast cancer survivors...

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot

Who doesn't love a good love story, especially during the month of February?!

Patti Tolley Parrish recently joined our Get In Touch Gals Forum and posted her story, "My Journey to Happiness," and we just had to share it with you.

What makes them so special?  Well, you see, Patti and her husband David are both breast cancer survivors...

Click here to read their story.

The Wedding Consortium's Bridal Fair
will feature over 20 exhibitors and
a Silent Auction of Five Brand New Wedding Gowns
to benefit Get In Touch 
Sunday, March 21 from 1-4pm
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio -
547B Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
 Admission is Free. 
Call 203.882.9453 to register.

8 Great Websites for Survivor Gals & Co.


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