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"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."
~ Madeline Albright


May 2010
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
A Mother & Daughter Story
GIT News
One Meaning Couture
GIT Calendar
Vineyard Vines® Daisy Tote
8 for May...
Quick Links
The Get In Touch
Girls' Program
Daisy Wheel©
Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot
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Don't know what to give your Mom this year for Mother's Day? Give her the gift of "taking care of YOU!"

That's right, honor the life she gave you by taking care of your precious self...starting with your BSE (Breast Self Exam.)

Lucky enough to be able to spend the day with Mom?  Pamper yourselves from "the inside out" and have a mammogram, a massage and a manicure...a "spa day" to celebrate life!

Be sure to check out our new video, "A Mother & Daughter Story"...and the yummies from One Meaning Couture, who have chosen GIT as their Charity of the Month for this May!

8 letters - 3 words - 1 meaning...I love you!

Hope Lives! 831!
  GIT Your Gown On!
Mary Ann Wasil Nilan
Executive Director & Founder,  
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist
~ Upcoming Events ~

May 1, 2010
New England Association of School Nurses 2010 Conference
Mystic, CT

June 28 - July 2, 2010
National Association of School Nurses 2010 Conference
Chicago, IL

October 10, 2010
6th Annual "Pretty In Pink" Brunch & "Women of Strength" Award
Milford, CT

October 15, 2010
National "GIT Your Pink On!" Day

Kathy & Amy

"A Mother & Daughter Story"

A 5 year breast cancer survivor, 19 year-old Amy Brechon
is our Get In Touch "Ambassador of Hope"...

...her mother Kathy Brechon is her strength and her inspiration.

See their story here.

Amy at PIP      Kathy at PIP

Click here or on the pictures to see their video...

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it...

Marshfield HS Key Club Convention

KUDOS to Marshfield High School in Marshfield MA!

Here is the e-mail we received from Emily, along with the photo above:

"My name is Emily Burke and I am a sophomore at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, MA. The girls of our school chose The Get In Touch Foundation as our Key Club's single service project. Key Club is a service program for high school students and teaches leadership to students through community service projects. Each year there is a district convention held within each district.

This year we brought "GIT Pink" as our Single Service Project for the 2009-2010 convention. I created a tri-fold poster board including pictures and descriptions, as well as bringing some Daisy Wheels along to help display our message. We presented the board to a panel of judges as well as other Key Clubs in the district at a Single Service Fair. The Single Service Fair is used to pass on fundraising ideas on to other clubs and we are pleased to tell you that sooo many clubs that we spoke to at the conference want to be involved in this charity! 

In addition we would like to announce that Marshfield High School Key Club was given 2nd Place in the Platinum Division at the 2009-2010 Key Club Convention for their service with breast cancer and The Get In Touch Foundation. We are so excited to continue this event and when I graduate I hope to pass this on to the students below me because it has made such a positive impact on our school and it has been such a wonderful experience for me and for the rest of the girls in Key Club. Thank you for establishing such an amazing organization!  It is really making a big impact on my school and Key Club - thanks again!"

Griffin Hospital

KUDOS to The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT...

...for introducing the Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheels as an educational initiative
for their patients with breast cancer! Using the Daisy Wheel, women with breast cancer will be able to teach their daughters the valuable lesson of breast health education and awareness
while introducing them to an empowering story of hope, survival, and life!

Rotary 2010 with Tracy O'Brien

KUDOS to Milford Rotary...
...and Tracey O'Brien for inviting me to speak to their members recently about Get In Touch!
I answered thoughtful questions and invited everyone to join us in October to
"GIT Their Pink On!"

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We've been chosen as One Meaning's "Charity of the Month" for May!

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For EVERY item sold from the Pink Page, One Meaning will donate an additional $5 -
that's 5 Daisy Wheels - to
The Get In Touch Foundation!

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Any purchase that you make anywhere on their site will be credited to Get In Touch.....
just be sure to put "GIT" in the notes section at check out.

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Click here to visit OM's PINK PAGE for GIT -

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

GIT your Vineyard Vines® Daisy Tote here...
a perfect gift for Mother's Day or Graduation!

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot
(click on the pic)

8 for May "Mom" Quotes...
  1. "A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people promptly announces she never did care for pie."  ~Tenneva Jordan

  2. "It's not easy being a mother.  If it were easy, fathers would do it."  ~From the television show The Golden Girls

  3. "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much."  ~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  4. "If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent."  ~Bette Davis

  5. "There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."  ~Jill Churchill

  6. "I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford.  Then I want to move in with them."  ~Phyllis Diller

  7. "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."  ~Maya Angelou

  8. "By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off.  They are the great vacationless class."  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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