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


October 2011
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Girls' Program  

& Daisy Wheel©  

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Health Educators  

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Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel©.


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Mary Ann's blog!  


Me, Betsy, Mary

Hello , 

It's October, and here at Get In Touch, that means it is National Breast HEALTH Awareness Month!


My inspiration for The Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheels, the educational initiative that teaches girls the importance of, and how to do a breast self exam, is none other than my own two girls, Betsy and Mary.   


My daughters were turning 12 & 13 during my first dance with breast cancer in 2004.  They are now 19 & 20...and I am dancing with breast cancer, yet again.   


Now young women themselves, my daughters know the importance of BSE - for life.  Do yours?  Get In Touch! 


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

(photo by Lisa DeTullio Russell)

Spotlight on Schools - Welcome Mississippi and Kansas! 


Sep2011-MSOct2011-KSThanks to the D'Iberville Middle School in D'Iberville, MS and Girl Scout Troop 40710 in Wichita, KS, we're well on our way to reaching our goal: Daisy Wheels© in the hands of girls in all 50 states by the end of this year.  We're proud of your commitment to empower girls, teaching them about the importance of breast health!  

Only FOUR More to Go! USA46

Calling all school nurses in HAWAII, NORTH DAKOTA, OREGON and WEST VIRGINIA...  


We're in 46 states - but NOT YOURS!   


Click here to sign up and join us as we "change the world one girl at a time."  


Help us meet our goal of being in all 50 states by the end of 2011! 

Thank You, Shop Rite!

And a big thank you Harry Garafalo, owner of the Shop Rite stores in Hamden, Milford, Stratford and West Haven, for running another "GET IN TOUCH" campaign this month at those locations...and thanks to our board members and volunteers for spending time in each store "getting in touch" with the generous shoppers who support our mission to "change the world one girl at a time!"
Pink Vespas Going Once...Going Twice...
It's here - October is "Vespa Month" in the Lehigh Valley!  The GIT Daisy-adorned pink Vespa raffles will be held throughout this month around the Lehigh Valley!  Various retailers (listed below) are selling tickets for a chance to
win one at each location, and a portion of the proceeds will be made to GIT.  If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, click here to learn how.

GIT Your Pink On!®
Don't forget - National "GIT Your Pink On!®"Day is on October 21st!

It's the perfect day to run your school's fundraiser to help GIT,
or to have your employees wear pink and donate
to help us continue offering our program to schools free of charge. 
To learn more or sign up, click here.

A New Employee  


Growing the way we have in the last two years, our workload has grown, too!  We're thrilled that Kristina Cappetta has joined us as our new Operations Coordinator.  Kristina handles a variety of duties for us behind the scenes here at GIT and she's in charge of our "info@getintouch" email box, too.  Welcome, Kristina! 

8 Songs That Inspire Mary Ann          


1.  Natasha Bedingfield - "Weightless" 

2.  Adele - "Someone Like You" 

3.  Andy Grammer - "Ladies" 

4.  Melissa Etheridge - "I Run For Life"

5.  Bruce Springsteen - "Born To Run" 

6.  James Taylor & Carole King - "You've Got a Friend"

7.  Brett Dennen - "Blessed"

8.  Natasha Bedingfield - "Unwritten"      

Have You Downloaded Our App Yet?

We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App!  If you're an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone user, go to the iTunes App Store and download it for free.  If you love it as much as we do, we'd be grateful if you'd help us spread the word by telling your friends and writing a review, too. 


~ Upcoming Events ~


October 2011:

7th Annual Pretty In Pink Brunch - Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT - 10/9 

Little Pink Dress Party - Melt Restaurant, Center Valley, PA - 10/13 

Eurosports Pink Vespa Fundraisers - Various Lehigh Valley Locations & Dates 

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