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"I know that how long we stay in this world is not as important as what we do for this world."

~ Porntip Bhunsang, School Nurse,

Ruamrudee International School,

Bangkok, Thailand


January 2013
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Happy New Year,  !
I love the quote above by my friend Porntip Bhunsang, Senior School Nurse at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok, Thailand.
I first met Porntip when I spoke at the International School Nurses of Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2011, and we became fast friends. 
Porntip loved the mission of Get In Touch and knew how important breast health education would be for girls in Thailand.  She returned to Bangkok and worked diligently to secure the permission necessary to implement our program in her school.
Last month, nearly two years after we first met, Daisy Wheels arrived in Thailand and beloved Senior School Nurse Porntip Bhunsang's dream came true - her students would learn the importance of, and how to do a breast self exam - for life!
As we begin 2013, I wanted to share these words from my wise friend, Porntip Bhunsang, with you.  

May your new year be filled with wisdom, wise friends, and joy...always joy!  

Hope Lives!  

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

Spotlight on Schools:  


The Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok,Thailand recently held a  "GIT Your Pink On!" Day, in conjunction with their implementation of The Get In Touch Girls' Program.


My friend, Senior School Nurse Porntip Bhunsang, with the support and assistance of High School Red Cross Club Advisor and Science Teacher Sabrena Baiagern, as well as enthusiastic members of the Student Council and nurses from the school clinic, organized a day filled with pink ribbons and pink cookies, all sold to raise money for Get In Touch.  


They commemorated the day with a tapestry of handprints, and even had nurses and staff from three local hospitals join them that day for a day of breast health education.  Nurse Porntip (in the bottom picture, on the right) tells me they are already looking forward to planning next year's event!





Calling all 9th, 10th and 11th grade girls...
  Steph Wengel GITYA

...nominations are open until February 28th for you to apply to become a 

Get In Touch Youth Ambassador and a chance to be eligible 

for our $10,000 Collegiate Scholarship!

 Click here to learn more about this incredible opportunity!

Meet Taylor Ritzel...

"GIT Your Pink On!" Day Coordinator


The Get In Touch Foundation is proud to announce that it has recently named 2012 Gold Medal Olympian Taylor Ritzel as our new "GIT Your Pink On!" Day Coordinator!

Taylor will be in charge of developing and managing relationships with the 500+ School Nurses that currently implement the Get In Touch Girls' Program in their schools, districts, and respective communities, worldwide.
To read our Press Release and to learn more about Taylor, click here. 


Pretty In Pink Goes to Manhattan...and YOU are invited!
 Our host will be The Lion King's Jim Ferris, who will be joined by select Broadway performers for an unforgettable evening!
NYC PIP 2013  






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."  

New York, North Carolina and Virginia...Pretty In Pink!
Pretty In Pink


The dates have been announced for Pretty In Pink events in 
New York City, Charlottesville, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina - 

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.

Is that our Daisy Wheel in Antarctica??  Why, yes...yes, it is!!



Daisy Wheels are now on all seven continents! Pretty "cool" don't you think?

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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

Kudos to the Fairfield Fire Fighters Association... 
for choosing Get In Touch as the beneficiary of their first fundraiser via their new charitable foundation. They sold pink tee-shirts to the tune of a $1,455.00 donation, and listened intently as I shared our Daisy Wheel and explained how many girls would receive life-saving information because of their generosity. 
These wonderful folks save more ways than one!   

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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