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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


February 2012
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Mary Ann's blog!  


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Hello , 

My breast cancer recurrence last May has given me an even more persistent and urgent sense of purpose in this great, big, glorious world.


I am passionate about breast health.  


My own daughters, after all, were the impetus for the Get In Touch Girls' Program...I knew that because of their family history, it would be important for them to learn to become comfortable and familiar with their bodies - to "get in touch" with their bodies - for life.


And quickly - very, very quickly - I realized that all of our daughters - not just the ones that call me "mom" - deserved to have this same important, life-saving information.


I knew if I could find a way to provide this information to schools for free, it would be successful - it could change the world - one girl at a time.


Schools all over the world order Daisy Wheels, and those that can, make a donation to Get In those that can't afford to make a donation can still receive our Daisy Wheels.


That's how we roll...girls...women...united in our passion for breast health....united in our passion for each other.


Hope Lives!

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

Spotlight on Schools


pink balloonsDuring the last three months, we've had orders come in from schools far and wide:  Blountville, TN; Washington, DC; Milford, CT; Columbia, CT; Parma, OH; Norwalk, CT; Lutherville, MD; Paradis, LA; Phil Campbell, AL; Racine, WI; Wilmington, DE; Phoeniz, AZ; and Kuala Lumpur.


Welcome, all, to the GIT family and thanks for helping us change the world, one girl at a time!   

Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center...


I can't say enough good things about the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center in Connecticut!  Their enthusiastic nurse educators have taken our Daisy Wheels into schools in the Bridgeport and Fairfield communities...and in the coming months, we're going to give you the tools you need to let your local breast cancer center know how they can follow in the footsteps of Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center!  


Stay tuned...

Daisy Wheel© 

Only THREE More to Go! 

USA 47



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


We're in 47 states - but NOT YOURS!   


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



Our Social Calendar

We're so excited about all the upcoming events planned for 2012! 
Next up:  the sold-out Lehigh Valley Pretty In Pink Brunch on Saturday, February 11.  May will bring our first GIT NYC Cocktail Party, which is certain to be a hot ticket, and of course there's the event that started it all:  Milford's 8th Annual Pretty In Pink Brunch, on Sunday, October 7th.  In addition to all of these "biggies," there will be loads of "GIT Your Pink On!" fundraisers and Little Pink Dress parties...and who knows what other kinds of fun will come our way!

It's going to be a great year! 

GIT Treasurer Wins Award

Jorge Santiago, our Treasurer, was presented with the Milford Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Human Service Award for his outstanding community work with not only the Get In Touch Foundation, but also the Boys & Girls Club of Milford, the JFK Elementary School PTO, Junior Achievement, Square One Theater and the Stratford Chamber of Commerce.

GIT Team at Chamber Awards Luncheon

Several of us cheered Jorge on at the awards luncheon.  That's Vice Chair Christina Brandt, yours truly, Operations Coordinator Kristina Cappetta, Jorge, and Board Members Suzanne Cahill-Manning and Rev. Tom Ptaszynski in the photo above.  Congratulations, Jorge - we're so proud of you!
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The Get In Touch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,  

Employer Identification #32-0196983; ID#52443; CT Tax ID#45501418

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8 Favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes...           

1.  "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

2.  "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend."

3.  "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

4.  "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."  

5.  "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important." 

6.  "The time is always right to do what is right."  

7.  "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." 

8.  "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

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.  It's been downloaded in 56 countries, so far, making our mission to "change the world one girl at a time" a global reality! 


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