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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


March/April 2014
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Spring has officially sprung and after the long cold winter we had here in New England, I for one cannot help but giggle right alongside Mother Earth when I see the daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms bursting into fits of laughter!

We've been so busy at Get In Touch that we decided to combine our March and April Newsletter, which is chock full of pictures and links we hope you take a few minutes to check out.

Our 1st Los Angeles Pretty In PInk Luncheon & Women of Strength Awards was wildly successful thanks to our friend Rob Lowe, who was a most gracious and incredibly charming host!

Please be sure to visit our website to see our complete photo album and all the celebrities that joined us on the "Pink Carpet!"

We've got even more to share in our May Newsletter, so be sure to stay tuned...

Hope Lives!

Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 
GIT Goes on TV
That's our Daisy Wheel with Dr. Kristi Funk on the set of The Hallmark Channel's Home & Family show with Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines!  The segment aired on March 12.  
The Get In Touch Foundation honored Dr. Funk as one of our 2014 Women of Strength at its first annual Pretty in Pink Luncheon in Los Angeles. More on that event below!
We Love California!
Our 1st Los Angeles Pretty In Pink Luncheon & 
Women of Strength Awards, was held on March 16th 
at the magnificent Casa del Mar on the beach in Santa Monica.

We are so grateful to all who contributed to the success of this powerful 
day of inspiration and celebration.
Thank you to the inimitable Rob Lowe for sharing his very personal and moving stories of the "women of strength" in his life who continue to inspire him.
We are grateful to our 2014 Women of Strength Honorees, 
Dr. Nalini Chilkov and Dr. Kristi Funk, both committed to saving lives 
and showing us how to replace fear with hope. 
Deep gratitude to our Los Angeles Pretty In Pink co-chairs, 
previvor Jennifer Nicholson Salke, and survivor Angelique L'Amour Pitney, 
superheroes and mothers passionate about educating a generation of girls - 
our daughters - to become healthy, strong and empowered women. 
Grateful always to our guests, whose support makes it possible for us to continue our work... and as long as women continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer, 
our work is far from over.
Anna Musky-Goldwyn & Tony Goldwyn on the Pink Carpet
Actor Tony Goldwyn joined us on the "pink carpet" with his talented daughter, screenwriter Anna Musky-Goldwyn.
Check out Anna's beautifully written series of articles on The Huffington Post about the women of Get In Touch right here. 
Thanks for your support Anna and Tony!

The Girl Spot on BiteSize TV


Jennifer Salke, Angelique L'Amour and I were interviewed on BiteSize TV's "The Girl Spot" to promote GIT and talk about the Los Angeles Pretty In Pink.  Check it out!



Virginia is Pretty In Pink
University of Virginia Professor Janet S. Herman was honored as The Get In Touch Foundation's Woman of Strength at our 2nd Annual Charlottesville Pretty In Pink Brunch on March 23rd. 
Professor Herman wowed our guests, many of them UVA students, all of them inspired by her story of optimism and strength.
Get In Touch founding board member Mary Nilan, UVA Class of 2014, was the Healing Team speaker that afternoon and was cheered on by her teammates on the UVA Women's Rowing Team. (pictured here)
The University of Virginia's Iris Magazine featured an interview with Mary, which can be seen here.

Voice of America


Everything you've every wanted to know about The Get In Touch Foundation in under three minutes, thanks to Voice of America...including footage from our 

LA Pretty In Pink and interviews with Rob Lowe and Dr. Kristi Funk!

University of Virginia Relay For Life
Students at The University of Virginia invited me to be the keynote speaker at their 12th Annual Relay For Life in April.
Student Relay teams raised over $164,000 for the American Cancer Society and I was honored to be part of this important event with such passionate and committed young men and women.

Fairfield University Rowing Teams Get In Touch


KUDOS to the Fairfield University Men's and Women's Rowing Teams for their enthusiastic fundraising efforts on behalf of The Get In Touch Foundation!


They held "dorm-storms" and sold Laces For Lana, custom tee-shirts, bracelets and more for a total of $3,364.96!


Go Stags!

Cagers go Pink
KUDOS and THANK YOU to The 20th annual Walter Wright Memorial St. Mark Basketball Tournament in Stratford, Connecticut, who raised over $850 for Get In Touch at last night's "GIT Your Pink On!" Game! Shirts and socks and whistles and even the basketballs were pink!  Here's a photo of the 7th grade girls' and 8th grade boys' teams decked out in pink:
We are grateful to our newest "Partners In Pink" for the support of our mission to provide our free breast health educational initiative to all.
Hope Lives!

Have You Downloaded Our App Yet?


We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App, which has now been downloaded in 80 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! 







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."  
Make a difference...
Your donation of $20 gives 10 girls a Daisy Wheel!
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Where in the World is YOUR Daisy Wheel?!  

We love that our Daisy Wheel found its way into the hands of Rob Lowe last month at our Los Angeles Pretty In PInk!
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.
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