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"For when I am powerless, it is then that I am strong."  ~Saint Paul


October 2010
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
GIT "Superstar" Youth Ambassador
"GIT Your Pink On!" Day
"A Diary of Healing"
GIT News
GIT Boutique
8 for October...
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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School Nurses or
Health Educators
click here to sign up
for the
Get In Touch
Girls' Program
& Daisy Wheel©.

Get In Touch Girls' Program video shoot
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Hello ,

It's October - National Breast "HEALTH" Awareness Month!

We prefer to focus on "HEALTH" rather than cancer... which is why we've taken the liberty to refer to October in typical GIT fashion - positively!

One of my personal life slogans is..."by celebrating what is right, we find the energy to fix what is wrong."

We celebrate knowledge as power and know that education and conversation can indeed change the world.

We celebrate Daisy Wheels rolling into 36 states, Washington, DC and 13 countries!

We celebrate all the wonderful news and people you'll read about in this newsletter...and we celebrate YOU for all of your support in our mission to "change the world one girl at a time!"

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

(6 balloons = 6 years cancer-free this month for me!)

~ Upcoming Events ~

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

October 10, 2010
2nd Annual "Pretty In Pink" Brunch & "Woman of Strength" Award
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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

October 24-26, 2010
The Women's Conference
Long Beach, CA

November 6, 2010
Virginia Association of School Nurses Conference
Williamsburg, VA

Introducing...JORDAN CASNER...
Get In Touch
"Superstar Youth Ambassador!"


The Get In Touch Foundation is delighted and proud to welcome
Jordan Casner as our "Superstar Youth Ambassador!"

We first met Jordan in the Spring of 2009, when she and her mom Amy were guests on the Oprah Show.  The episode dealt with the talk that mothers have with their daughters regarding their bodies, menstruation and sex.  It was brilliant and we were smitten with ten-year old Jordan, as was Oprah, who asked Jordan to be a regular Youth Correspondent for the Oprah Show, interviewing Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber last season.

Jordan & Taylor Swift Jordan & Justin Bieber

Jordan's uncanny ability to connect with her peers makes her one of this nation's "greatest natural resources!"  Her guileless candor and inquisitive nature make her a powerful voice and a serendipitous role model for girls everywhere.  Jordan will be inviting girls everywhere to be "superstars," too, by "getting in touch" with their bodies and encouraging them to introduce The Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel breast health initiative to their school.

We are confident that education and conversation can indeed change the world!

Welcome, Jordan...& "thank you, Oprah" for sharing her with us!


(click the pics to watch Jordan on the Oprah Show)

2010 GIT Your Pink On! Day flyer

Your SCHOOL or BUSINESS can participate...
click the pic to learn more!

" A Diary of Healing," the video-essay by photojournalist Christopher Capozziello,
has been accepted into the Breast Fest Film Festival in Toronto,
and you have the opportunity to vote for it - 3 times!
If you haven't seen my story this way, let me be the first to tell you -
it has a very happy ending! 
Hope Lives!
(click the pic to visit, view and vote)

Extra! Extra! Read all about it...

Day of Transformation 2010
KUDOS to Maria Shriver and The Women's Conference for inviting me
to share the stage with Martha Beck at a session entitled: 

"IT'S TIME!  Take Action In Your Own Life 

Click here to see the line-up of speakers I will be joining at this year's conference. 

Lots to tell when I return...BIG NEWS we'll tell you about in our November Newsletter!
Stay tuned...

KUDOS to the Garafolo Family, owners of Shop Rite stores in Hamden, Milford, Stratford
and West Haven, CT, for holding a donation campaign to benefit Get In Touch
during the month of September! 

KUDOS to Maria Ammar for hosting the Longaberger "Horizon of Hope" luncheon last month at Racebrook Country Club in Orange, CT to benefit the Breast Cancer Survival Center, the Breast Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital, and The Get In Touch Foundation!

KUDOS to us and our BRAND NEW "GIT BLOG!"  It's going to take the place of our Forum, because it can do so much more - so check us out and check back in from time to time!
(click the pic to go directly to the blog)

KUDOS to technology!!  If you're not familiar with "tags," this is what you'll be seeing more of - and Get In Touch is excited to utilize the latest (and coolest!) technology to share the good news of GIT with the world!  "GIT Your Tag On!"

KUDOS to our National Events Coordinator, Tracey Saab, and the gals (and guy!)
 from Lehigh Valley, PA, ready for "GIT Your Pink On!" Day in their "Daisy Apparel!" 

(see below to order yours)

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8 Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivors...
  1. Melissa Etheridge ... diagnosed 2004
  2. Olivia Newton John ... diagnosed 1992
  3. Dorothy Hamill ... diagnosed 1998
  4. Christina Applegate ... diagnosed 2008
  5. Cynthia Nixon ... diagnosed 2006
  6. Robin Roberts ... diagnosed 2007
  7. Richard Roundtree ... diagnosed 1993
  8. Nancy Cappello ... diagnosed 2004

(click on the pics to learn more about each survivor)

                                                      ...who "make their mess their message!"

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