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"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  ~ Celia Thaxter, poet
June 2013
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Mary Ann's blog! 


As I prepare to speak again this summer at the National Association of School Nurses Conference, I am reminded of the selflessness of the School Nurses who rather than jump headfirst into a well-deserved summer break, have chosen to spend five days with their colleagues planning a healthier, safer 2013-2014 school year.


School Nurses will gather from all over the US and abroad to learn, reinforce, and network with colleagues to make sure best practices are in place for all of our children in their schools and in their lives.


We'll have lots to share with you after the conference!


Our newsletter is packed with news from all over the globe, where students and GIT fans danced, painted, laced up and dressed down at events to benefit Get In Touch!


We have some exciting news to share with you later this summer about a fabulous new fundraising platform we'll be launching in a few weeks!  It will make it fun and easy for you to support Get In Touch doing the things you love doing, whether it is running a marathon, hosting a "GIT Your Pink On!" Day at your workplace, or even swimming laps...stay tuned!


Enjoy these early days of summer! 


Hope Lives!

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

Spotlight on Schools:  Students Helping Students Get In Touch


It's been an inspiring month here at GIT, as we received donations from schools and students who've found wonderful ways to raise awareness, and funds, at the same time! If you're ever in doubt that your efforts can make a difference to us, be assured that we LOVE everything schools do to help us help girls get in touch with their bodies, information and one another.


AmerSchoolWarsawMarilyn Dypczynski, School Nurse at the American School of Warsaw (Poland) wrote to let us know about a great team of students who raised $675 for GIT. Thanks to 12th graders Maya Kerem, Greta Heistand, Tess Heistand, Jeremy Laski and Robert Majewski, along with graduate Snir Boneil for their efforts!

HamdenHallBakeSale Sophia Aschettino and her teammates at Hamden Hall, here in Hamden, CT, ran a bake sale during their "Pink Day" lacrosse game with Hopkins School. Not only did their efforts bring in $251 for GIT, but they won the game, 19-14!  (That's the team, on the right.)


And, Belle Chasse Academy in Belle Chasse, LA held a "Jeans Day" for their "GIT Your Pink On!" day and sent in a donation of $312.72.


Get In Touch Youth Ambassador Juni Oldensand organized a sophomore student formal dance at her International School of Luxembourg and raised $1000.  Check out that cake and those chairs!

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Thanks so much, everyone, for your creativity, passion about GIT, and your help in "paying it forward."  The funds you raised will help us bring the Girls' Program and Daisy Wheel to more schools around the world! 

Welcome, Luxembourg!


Luxembourg became the 79th country in which our free Daisy Wheel app was downloaded.  How cool is that?  Have you downloaded the app yet for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?  Here's a link!
Painting With a Twist

Inspired by the 1st Annual PIP in Charlotte held this past April, PIP event sponsors Juli Schrieber and Dale Jennings, and attendees Kay McArtan Sitton, Lyn Noonan Barbour and daughter Alicia organized a surprise FUNdraiser for GIT with 45 friends at Painting With a Twist! With PWAT donating 50% of the class fee and a successful Spin to Win raffle, these Charlotte ladies raised $1500 for GIT!  (photos below by Jack Barbour, III)

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Are YOU Wearing Laces for Lana Yet?
Southlake Carroll Volleyball Team in Southlake, TX is sporting "Laces For Lana."  
Send us a picture of you in your laces!  You can email us those pictures here:

Youth Ambassador Spreads the Word

Megan Dwyer  

Meet the fabulous Megan Dwyer, one of our 2012-2013 Get In Touch Youth Ambassadors!  Megan brought our Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheels to her fellow students at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, Connecticut.  


Kudos, Megan, for joining us in our mission to "change the world one girl at a time!"

"Pretty In Pink"   
Pretty In Pink 
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'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."  
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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

Where in the World is YOUR Daisy Wheel?!


That's our Daisy Wheel in front of the "Go Do Good" exhibit sign in downtown Chicago!  
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

Have You Downloaded Our App Yet?


We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App, which has now been downloaded in 79 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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