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April 2013
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Greetings!

 

Last month was filled with serendipitous events!

My memoir, "A Diary of Healing: My Intense and Meaningful Life with Cancer" was released...and we had our first Charlottesville, Virginia "Pretty In Pink" Brunch & "Woman of Strength" event!

We had an unexpected donation from another non-profit organization...and we were invited to Washington, DC by my friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to celebrate the third anniversary of the ever so important EARLY Act.

We welcomed Sri Lanka as the 77th country to download our FREE Daisy Wheel app...and we were thrilled that the International School Nurses of Asia Conference featured a presentation about our Get In Touch Girls' Program!

We can't wait to tell you about April...it's already shaping up to be even more magnificent than March!

 

Hope Lives!

Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 

Spotlight on: "International School Nurses of Asia Conference"

 

Thank you to our good friend, School Nurse Miyoung Cho from Seoul, South Korea, who gave a Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel presentation at the conference, which was held last month in Brunei.  And thank you to all the School Nurses who wore pink that day in support of Get In Touch!  Hope Lives...on the other side of the globe!

GIT invited to DC to celebrate the EARLY Act 

  

The Get In Touch Foundation was proud to have been invited to Washington, DC 
last month to celebrate the third anniversary of the 
...and I was thrilled that my daughter Mary could join us for this 
important briefing on Capitol Hill! 

Foundation For Life Award

    

We were delighted to have received a $250 award from the CT-based non-profit organization, the Foundation For Life.
 
"The mission of the Foundation for Life is to improve the quality of life for the people and families we serve through actions that promote change and deepen connections within our community." 
 
Thanks for joining us, Foundation For Life, as we "change the world one girl at a time!"
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Charlottesville Pretty In Pink...

The lovely (and hysterically funny!) breast cancer survivor, Myriam Pitts, accepts The Get In Touch Foundation's Charlottesville, Virginia "Woman of Strength" Award, March 3rd at The Greencroft Club.
 
This Belgian beauty is a mother of two daughters as well as a high school World Languages Teacher and Rowing Coach.  
 
Myriam inspired us with her candid account of a frightening diagnosis, her ability to laugh while remaining in treatment, and her new mission of introducing breast health education to girls from Charlottesville to Brussells!

*Thanks to TeeVonTee Photography for this lovely photo and for photographing our entire event!
Charlotte is "Pretty In Pink"   
Pretty In Pink

 

There's still time to get your tickets for 
Charlotte, North Carolina's 1st Annual Pretty In Pink event to be held on April 18! 
 
Our Presenting Sponsor is Charlotte's Levine Cancer Institute - we are grateful for their support and excited for an evening of live entertainment, dynamic speakers, and a silent auction with fabulous prizes ranging from a one-week stay in a cottage in Ireland to an overnight at The Duke Mansion!


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.

WE DID IT!

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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."  

Have You Downloaded Our App Yet?

 

We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App, which has now been downloaded in 77 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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Where in the World is YOUR Daisy Wheel!

   

Yes, we know it's not a Daisy Wheel, it's Taylor Ritzel, our "GIT Your Pink On!" Day Coordinator and US Women's Rowing Gold Medal Olympian!

  

Taylor sent us this picture of herself in her GET IN TOUCH tee while on a training trip with her fellow Olympians in Australia.

  

If you've got a picture of your Daisy Wheel - or of yourself in your GIT gear - email it to us and you just may see yourself in an upcoming newsletter!  

 

Please send your pics to info@getintouchfoundation.org.

 

 

 

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