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"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies."

~ Nadine Stair, age 85


April 2012
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Spring has sprung here in Connecticut, home to the Get In Touch office, and where we make the "magic"

happen...working hard to get Daisy Wheels into the hands of girls all over the globe!


Girls in 48 states and 20 countries have Daisy Wheels in their hands, and our free Daisy Wheel app has been downloaded in 58 countries!  


The most downloads come from the United States, followed by China and Saudi Arabia.  Pretty cool, huh?


We work hard to achieve our goals, but we know how important it is to play...which is why the above quote from 85 year old Nadine Stair struck a chord with me.


Although there is no merry-go-round close enough for me to hop on, I have kicked off my shoes and plan to dance as soon as I finish this newsletter...all while looking at the handful of forsythia I just picked and put in a vase on my desk.




You don't need to live life "over"... just enjoy the one you have right now.


Hope Lives!

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

Spotlight on Schools:  Axtell Park Middle School 


We recently received this message from Carrie Clarke, RN, who bought our Girls' Program into her school:  "I'm the School Nurse at Axtell Park Middle School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  A majority of the eighth grade girls I spoke to had never heard of OR knew anything about a Breast Self Exam (BSE).   

We had our first ever 'GIT Your Pink On!' event on Tuesday, March 20th.  All students were encouraged to wear pink that day and we had a school dance after school... I'm attaching some photos from our fun day.  I'm the adult with the crazy pink bow in my hair.  The picture with the pink flowers and papers on the wall are the papers with the student's names on it who came to the dance and supported the Get In Touch Foundation. Our 'GIT Your Pink On!' dance was successful and fun for all!!!
Apr2012-CarrieClarke  Apr2012-AxtellParkStudent 
THANK YOU, Carrie, not only for helping GIT "pay it forward" by raising money from the dance, but more importantly for helping girls get in touch with their bodies, information, and one another.  You and the students at Axtell Park Middle School rock! 
Meet:  Mary Ann
 Meet:  Mary Ann
I was delighted to spend the day being photographed by famed duo, husband and wife photographers Justin & Mary Marantz, and to be part of their very special "lunch program."  Here's a link to watch the video and read more about it.

Only TWO More to Go! 48 states - map



Calling all school nurses in HAWAII and OREGON... 


...we're in 48 states - but NOT YOURS!   


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

Sign up for our "BSE like BYT" reminder...


 Once a week...once every other week...once a month.


Click here and we'll send you an email reminder, as often as you choose, 

to do your Breast Self Exam (like brushing your teeth!) 


Beautiful Dresses Help Beautiful Girls...
Our friends at "Victoria Nicole" are busy helping brides wear the most beautiful creations, but they're also helping Get In Touch in an important way, too. 
To learn more about our partnership and to check out our video collaboration, "Beautiful Dresses Help Beautiful Girls," click here.

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8 Ways to Feel Wonderful...wonderful feeling


1.  Choose joy.

2.  Have an attitude of gratitude.

3.  Foster forgiveness.

4.  Listen.

5.  Smile at strangers.

6.  Exercise.

7.  Meditate.

8.  Spend time in nature.

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 58 countries, so far, making our mission to "change the world one girl at a time" a global reality! 


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