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"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."

~ Emily Dickinson


December 2012
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Girls' Program  

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Health Educators  

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Mary Ann's blog! 


As 2012 comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support, making this year Get In Touch's most successful one yet!
My personal New Year's resolution for this year was to remind YOU at every twist and turn to "Choose Joy," and I sincerely hope that many of you found ways to do just that.

The recurrence of my breast cancer last year, as you know, has been challenging at times, bittersweet, but mostly sweet.  I "Choose Joy" because like Emily Dickinson says above, "the mere sense of living is joy enough."

I "Choose Joy" with each Daisy Wheel that rolls into the hands of a girl somewhere in the world who is now armed with information about her body that may one day save her life.

I "Choose Joy" with each School Nurse that signs up for our free Get In Touch Girls' Program, knowing she is "changing the world one girl at a time" and making our mission a movement.

I "Choose Joy" with each Get In Touch Youth Ambassador that has made a commitment to breast health education in her community and the mission of GIT.

How can I not "Choose Joy?"  Everywhere I turn, joy seems to choose me!

Blessings on you and your family for a Most Joyous Holiday!

Hope Lives!  

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

Spotlight on Schools:  Our Biggest Week Yet!


We had a wonderful surprise last month when School Health Supply featured GIT in its newsletter.  The result?  In one week, over 18,000 Daisy Wheels were ordered by school nurses in 26 states, Puerto Rico and Latvia!  

  Daisy Wheel against map

We're so grateful to School Health for helping us "change the world, one girl at a time."  Is your school helping girls Get In Touch with their bodies, information and one another in order to promote breast health?  Click here to sign up.

Interested in being a 2013-2014 GIT Youth Ambassador? 
  Steph Wengel GITYA

We're taking nominations beginning January 1!  Click here to learn more.

Lauralton Hall Get In Touch Poster Contest


Each year the young ladies at Lauralton Hall in Milford, CT let their creativity get the best of them and hold a poster contest to express how they feel about Get In Touch. This year's entries made it tough to choose just one - congratulations to each "artist & activist" that participated, and Khema Ebron, Class of 2015, who took home the top prize!


LauraltonPoster1LauraltonPoster2LauraltonPoster3 LauraltonPoster4  LauraltonPoster5   Lauralton poster winner

2013 NASN Conference..."Get In Touch with Breast Health - for Life!"  
2013 NASN  
I'm delighted to have been invited back to speak at the National Association of School Nurses Conference, whose 45th Annual Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida next June!
 My topic is "Get In Touch With Breast Health - For Life!"  
We LOVE school nurses and are grateful to them for making 
our mission a movement!






We're in every state in the US, but not in every county, yet...


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."  

Pretty In Pink perhaps?  
Pretty In Pink


Plans are in the works for Pretty In Pink* events in 
Cape Cod, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, New York and Washington, DC - and we'd love to have events held in all 50 states!  If you're interested in hosting a Pretty In Pink event for Get In Touch, click here to learn more or call 203.283.5127.

Looking for last-minute gifts for the GIT girl in your life?  


pink tee  GIT mug choose joy tee keep calm water bottle


Click here to check out our GIT Boutique for goodies galore!


Click if you would like to make a donation to The Get In Touch Foundation.

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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; PA Non-Profit ID#41451

Big THANKS to all of our local friends and support we received during National Breast Health Awareness Month!  
Milford Radio
Milord Radio Pink Party for GIT
Milford Radio ladies
Outside Cafe Atlantique at Milford Radio's Pink Party
Sweet Melissa's
Sweet Melissa's Baked Goods supplied the cupcakes!
Shop Rite
Shop Rite September Fundraising
Campaign for GIT
Matt Paterna
Shoreline Family Chiropractic 
Fundraiser for GIT
Material Girls
Material Girls of Orange, CT Fundraising Weekend for GIT!
Rock On
"Rock On!" Girls at Milford Radio's Pink Party for GIT
Bunnell HS
Bunnell HS, Stratford, CT "GIT Your Pink On!" Day

Have You Downloaded Our App Yet?


We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App, which has now been downloaded in 73 countries!  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 making our mission to "change the world one girl at a time" a global reality! 


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