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"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."  
~ Oprah  


June 2012
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I am heading to San Francisco for the National Association of School Nurses Conference later this month, where I am honored to have been invited back to give my presentation, "Get In Touch with Breast Health - for Life!"


I'm doubly excited that I will also be the Keynote Speaker for one of the Conference's General Sessions, giving my presentation, "Choose Joy!" to those who serve on the front lines of health-care for the children in our great nation.


School Nurses from each state and even abroad will gather to network and attend four days of break-out sessions that arm them with the latest best school nursing practices to bring back to their own schools and communities.


They begin their summer vacation by putting our children first.


It is humbling to be in their company...and a real privilege to have been invited to be with them, again!


Hope Lives!

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

Spotlight on Schools:  Belle Chasse Academy  


Belle ChasseSchool Nurse Kim Denesse at Belle Chasse Academy in Belle Chasse, LA recently delivered our Daisy Wheel© and Girls Program to 114 students.  She writes:


"Our 'Git Your Pink On!®' Day was May 11, 2012.  $360 was collected during the pink/jean day event. Our program was done during PE class over a 2 day period. The girls were very interested in learning how to perform the BSE.  We also had 3 small models of a breast for the girls to palpate. One breast had examples of what a lump feels like, a second felt like fibrocystic tissue, and the third felt like normal breast tissue. We showed them an additional video called Breast Cancer Awareness - The Real Deal. Thanks again for the Daisy Wheels© - we really appreciated them!"


Thanks, Kim, for all you do to help change the world, one girl at a time!  The funds raised by Belle Chasse Academy will pay it forward, helping us provide another school with Daisy Wheels© at no cost.

Calling all Pennsylvania Tennis Players!

Please join us at The First Annual "GIT Your Pink On!®" Tennis Event at Lehigh Country Club on July 19, 2012!  Tracy Saab, our National Events Coordinator, and her Co-Chair, Kaci Long Zeller are planning a fun morning of round robin tennis and lunch, all in support of The Get In Touch Foundation. 

The event starts at 9:30 and ALL levels of players are welcome!  The cost is $50.  Register with Jennifer in the Racquets Pro Shop at Lehigh Country Club by calling 610-434-7884.

And...Calling All Musical Artists!   


 The Get In Touch Foundation is now on Genuine Caring, an online philanthropic music store.  Do you know a musical artist who would like to help "change the world one girl at a time!"?  If so, please share this link: 


Genuine Caring says "You as the songwriters and/or artists play a critical and important role in the "triangle of hope" (song-charity-buyer). You along with the charity and the philanthropic music buyer create the 'seed of a miracle' and hope for those in need. is the easiest way to give from your heart while, at the same time, having your talents be seen and be heard by others."    

Genuine Caring  

Now, we call that a win-win:  exposure for artists, great new music for buyers, and donations for GIT.  Click the logo above to check out our page on their site!

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."  

Today I Choose Joy
Thank you to Dana DeTullio Bauro and Claysonnets for creating these beautiful pieces to benefit The Get In Touch Foundation. I CHOOSE JOY every single day...and now we can remind you to do the sameSales of these special pieces will bring 20% of the purchase price to us!  
"Paris at the Shore" supporting Get In Touch...
Thank you to Tony Venetucci, owner of Venetucci Home in Westbrook CT, 
and WTNH-TV's Ann Nyberg, owner of "Annie Mame" at Venetucci's, 
for hosting "Paris at the Shore" last month to benefit Get In Touch.  
Hundreds of women gathered and hundreds of dollars were raised!  
We love the unique ways that those who believe in our mission 
choose to support Get In Touch!
*If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event for Get In Touch, please contact Tracey Saab, our National Events Coordinator at
Fitness Radio 

I was recently a guest of Kristen Hallett-Rzasa's on Fitness Radio's A Matter of Balance show, talking about breast health. 
Click here to listen to the podcast. 
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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

8 (of at least a million) Reasons to Smile at a Stranger...

1.  It's easy.
2.  It's contagious.
3.  It's intriguing.
4.  It changes your mood.
5.  It relieves stress.
6.  It feels good.
7.  No reason at all.
8.  It may be the only smile that stranger receives that day...and making someone else smile is the best reason of all!

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


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