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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."


~ Marie Curie, Physicist and Chemist, two-time Nobel Prize winner

September 2014
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Mary Ann's blog! 

Wow, September has been busy, busy, busy here at Get In Touch!

Our biggest news is our exciting new philanthropic partnership with GUESS Watches and their Sparkling Pink Special Edition Watch to benefit GIT! Working with their fabulous team to help bring the important lifesaving mission of Get In Touch to an even wider global audience has been a dream come true!

We have always known it was just "a matter of time" before we caught the eye of an organization interested in partnering with us for all the right reasons, but we never realized how prophetic those words would prove to be!

As October approaches, or as we like to refer to it, 
"Breast HEALTH Awareness Month," we hope you'll take the time to explore philanthropic companies such as GUESS Watches, who are making a real difference with their contributions to lifesaving nonprofit organizations like The Get In Touch Foundation.

We hope that with all the "pink" you see in October that it will serve as a reminder all year long to do your BSE and be breast healthy. And please be sure to remind your loved ones to do their BSE, including men, who can also be diagnosed with breast cancer.

It's time, my friends ... #timetoGIT !!

Hope Lives!
Mary Ann's signature
Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 
GUESS Watches Sparkling Pink Campaign 

We are so excited about our philanthropic partnership with GUESS Watches and their Sparkling Pink Campaign to benefit The Get In Touch Foundation!

You can order your watch online or find a location near you by clicking here .

Be sure to email us a picture of yourself wearing your sporty chic watch and we may feature you in our next newsletter - or Tweet your picture and be sure to use the hashtag 
#timetoGIT !!
GUESS Access Bloggers

Meet Betsy and Morgan, GUESS Access their pic to
"see how those closest to the cause style fashion and philanthropy!"

10th Annual CT Pretty In Pink & Women of Strength Awards
Pretty In Pink  
We sold out one full month in advance of our milestone 
10th Annual Connecticut Pretty In Pink Brunch & Women of Strength Awards 
honoring 4-year breast cancer survivor and breast health/cancer advocate 
Angela Rau-Booth, and "Suite B," 
the miracle-working staff of the Breast Center at the McGivney Center for Cancer Care 
at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven!

We'll share pictures of our day of inspiration and celebration in next month's newsletter!
October 17th is International "GIT Your PInk On!" Day

Are you ready for 
International "GIT Your Pink On!" Day

International "GIT Your Pink On!" Day 
is the third Friday in October, 
and it's a great way for schools and businesses 
to help raise awareness and funds for GIT.

 Click here to learn more about 
how your school or business can "GIT" involved!

"Shine On Beautiful" song to benefit GIT
Grammy-nominated songwriter Sarah Hart (right) wrote "Shine On Beautiful" for 
The Get In Touch Foundation to encourage girls to celebrate the beauty within.

Performed by Karyn Williams (left), "Shine On Beautiful" is now 
and all proceeds benefit Get In Touch!

St. Vincent's Parish Nurses

It was an honor and a privilege to spend time at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT speaking to Parish Nurses about the mission of The Get In Touch Foundation and the importance of breast health education and early detection.
New Canaan Book Club Evening with the Author
Delighted to have spent a lovely evening with these wonderful women of the New Canaan, Connecticut Book Club for an "Evening with the Author" to benefit The Get In Touch Foundation.
"I laughed and cried - sometimes at the same time - while reading Mary Ann's book," said Pam Crigler. "She turns her life threatening illness into an opportunity for all of us to benefit. The Daisy Wheel is a wonderfully simple tool that I want in the hands of my daughters and all their friends."

If you are in the Connecticut-area and interested in having an "Evening with the Author" event to benefit Get In Touch, please contact us here.
Get In Touch with Genetics      

It was an honor to speak to Mrs. Lisa Cellini's Genetics Class at my alma mater, St. Joseph High School in Trumbull CT. I spoke to students about my breast cancer, breast health, and the mission of The Get In Touch Foundation, along with my sister Diane Erdos, an oncology nurse who shared 30+years of personal and professional experience to an eager audience. 

Students, parents, and faculty were engaged and appreciative, and we were delighted to kick off their Autumn Bio-Connections Evening Lecture Series!
When you get one, you give one! 
Daisy Wheel against map

Presenting a Daisy Wheel to newly diagnosed patients who have daughters or granddaughters who would benefit from breast health education makes a diagnosis in a family a life giving moment as well as a teaching moment.

Daisy Wheels may be purchased for $4 each and come in packages of 25.

When you purchase a Daisy Wheel, you are also helping to provide a Daisy Wheel to a girl somewhere in the world who will have FREE breast health education because of YOU!

It's simple..."When you get one, you give one!"

Download our FREE Daisy Wheel App 


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! 



Our Get In Touch Girls' Program is being implemented in every state in the US and in 27 countries...but as you can see we still have a long way to go until that entire map is PINK!


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."  
Informed & Strong
We have launched our "Informed & Strong" appeal with a goal of reaching 
One Million Girls in 2015 with Daisy Wheels - and we need YOUR help!

Where in the World is YOUR Daisy Wheel?!  

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.

Brothers Will & Nate Kelly are pictured here in the kitchen at Kelly's Four Plus Granola along with the Daisy Wheels and a basket of gourmet granola they were donating to our silent auction for our CT Pretty In Pink Brunch!

Please email your pics to us at and don't forget to follow the traveling Daisy Wheel on Instagram!  
Click the camera below, or this link: DaisyWheelGIT                 
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