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~ Oprah Winfrey


July 2012
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It's official - our Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheels have made it into all 50 states!

It took us just 1,022 days since launching our program to sign up schools in every single state - from sea to shining sea! 
I have just returned from San Francisco and the National Association of School Nurses Conference, where 1,300 School Nurses were together for four days of education, networking and exhibits. (see pics below)

Thrilled to be a keynote speaker for the final day of the conference, I also gave a break-out session on the first day that had the room at capacity.

Delighted to have dazzled the School Nurses in attendance from Hawaii and Oregon (the last two states to sign up) with our groundbreaking Daisy Wheels, once placing their order, they made it official for us - Daisy Wheels now in all 50 states!  50 reasons to celebrate!

it was oh-so-sweet to make this announcement during my talk, and even sweeter when 1,300 School Nurses burst into applause!

NASN has been a great supporter of Get In Touch, and we would like to publicly extend our thanks to them for all they have done - they have helped "make our mission a movement."  


Hope Lives!

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

Spotlight on Schools:   NASN Conference 


This month, our spotlight is on the wonderful nurses who care so well for our students across the US.  I had the privilege of being a keynote speaker at the National Association of School Nurses conference in San Francisco in June, and had a raucously good time with the 1,300 in attendance during my talk, "Choose Joy!"


Here are a few pictures from the conference of some of the remarkable women - and a few men - who care for our most precious gift, our children.


Miyoung, Lisa Stember and meMA onstage Choose JoyMA & CA nurses

CT Nurses MA, Sarah & TiaMA & AnitaMiyoung, Regina, Me and BetsyMA & Joan

MA & Cheryl MA & Sue Hardesty MA & Miyoung


Before winging my way back east, I conquered a childhood fear and walked across the 75-year old Golden Gate Bridge with my daughter, Betsy, who was my trusty-assistant on this trip.  

MA & Betsy Golden Gate Bridge 

There is only one way to conquer your fear - put one foot in front of the other and keep walking!  Symbolic?  Oh, yes!  

Empowering Women Starts with Educating Girls

So grateful for the coverage of The Get In Touch Foundation in Style Source Magazine in June...

Laces for Little Ones, Too    


Not only are women athletes wearing them, but they seem to be popular with little ones, too!  Check out Ainsley in her mom's sneakers, sporting a great pair of the laces that are helping us change the world, one girl at a time.  


Have you got your laces yet?  If not, check them out here. 





If you're a school nurse who has not yet signed up your school, click here to sign up and join us as we "change the world one girl at a time."  

Our Next Goal:  A Pink World! 

Here's a visual:  GIT's impact across the globe.  This past month, we added Hungary, Romania and Switzerland to the GIT family.  Thanks to all of you and your support of our work, we're reaching girls around the world!


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Show the world that you "Choose Joy!"

You can "Choose Joy" in two designs - one shirt says School Nurses Choose Joy
and the other says, simply, Choose Joy.

Visit our GIT Boutique to see our large selection by clicking here.

long sleeve School Nurses Choose Joy tee   Choose Joy short-sleeve tee
Pretty In Pink, perhaps?  
Pretty In Pink
If you are interested in hosting a Pretty In Pink event for Get In Touch, click here to learn more or contact Tracey Saab, our National Events Coordinator, 
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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 Ways to CHOOSE JOY... 

Choose Joy flower basket 
1.  Make time for family and friends.
2.  Volunteer.
3.  Explore a faith life if you don't have one and if you do, embrace it even more.
4.  Appreciate what you do have instead of what you don't have.
5.  Live in the moment.
6.  Make eye contact with a stranger and smile.
7.  Surround yourself with happy people.
8.  Be a model of gratitude - it inspires others to be joyful!

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


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