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"She believed she could so she did."

~ Anonymous

February 2015
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Girls' Program  

& Daisy Wheel©

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Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel©.


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Mary Ann's blog! 


We celebrate girls every single day here at The Get In Touch Foundation.

We are committed to providing girls with our free lifesaving breast health educational initiative because we value their lives.

If you haven't seen the really wonderful #LikeAGirl video that was released last summer but burst onto the scene as a commercial during the Super Bowl, we wanted to make sure you had the chance to see it, so here is the link - please watch, and please share it with the girls - and boys! - in your life.

When each of my now adult daughters got their first period I rejected my mom's well-intentioned suggestion to "treat the poor girl to an ice cream" as a way of somehow making her feel better about what was happening. In other words, tell them they should feel badly, and then reward them with a prize - food, of all things - for having to endure the 'trauma' of menstruation. Augh.

Instead, I gave them each a simple gold ring that held a teeny-tiny garnet, and reminded them that this was another wonderful, beautiful part of being a woman, of being a girl.

It's good to be a girl! It's good to be a boy! You know's just plain good to be alive!

Hope Lives!
Mary Ann's signature
Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 
Los Angeles Pretty In Pink
Join us on Thursday, March 12th at 11:30am for 
The Get In Touch Foundation's 
2nd Annual Los Angeles Pretty In Pink Luncheon & Women of Strength Awards 
at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

New York City Pretty In Pink

We are thrilled that our friend Alex Witt from "Weekends with Alex Witt" on MSNBC is chairing The Get In Touch Foundation's 3rd Annual New York City Pretty In Pink Cocktail Cabaret & Woman of Strength Award - and so delightfully fitting since we are honoring broadcast journalism trailblazer Shirley Wershba, one of the founding producers of CBS' 60 Minutes.

Shirley and her late-husband Joe were the subject of George Clooney's 2005 film, "Good Night, and Good Luck," nominated for six Academy Awards. Patricia Clarkson played Shirley in the film, and Robert Downey, Jr. played her husband Joe.

Broadway's inimitable Jim Ferris will be our host again this year, bringing along a stellar mix of Broadway's finest to perform throughout the evening. 

Join us on February 25th from 7-9pm at The Yale Club of NYC in the Roof Dining Room.

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets online.

GIT Youth Ambassador Nominations Close February 28th!


Nominations for 2015-2016 Get In Touch Youth Ambassadors opened on January 1st and close at 11:59pm on February 28th!

Find out more about our $10,000 Get In Touch Youth Ambassador Collegiate Scholarship here.

Be sure to SHARE this with girls in grades 9, 10 & 11, all eligible to nominate themselves.

Click here for more info and to visit the nomination page.
Support from Local Friends 


Thank you to our friends at the Stratford Community Fund and our friends at The Milford Bank for their "big check" presentation of $1,000! (right)


We're also grateful to The Milford Bank Foundation for providing over $13,000 in grants to several community-based nonprofit organizations, including GIT! (below)

Thank you all for your unwavering support!



Philanthropic-Football: The Daisy Bowl  


Teams in seven states participated in our 1st Annual Daisy Bowl on February 1st!

We are so grateful for the ladies who played powder-puff football in the snow in CT, GA, IL, IN, OH, NY and PA and raised nearly $3,000 for The Get In Touch Foundation!

Save the date for 2016 - Sunday, February 7th!                    
Daisy Wheel app

Our free Daisy Wheel app was downloaded in Nigeria last month, the 83rd country to Get In Touch!

Click here to download our free app on the iTunes Store.

GIT is Global!!

Our Get In Touch Girls' Program is being implemented in every state in the US and in 27 additional 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
Donate now to our "Informed & Strong" appeal.
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 $5 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!" 

Click the Daisy Wheel on the right to find out more.

Download our FREE Daisy Wheel App 


We are over the moon about the Daisy Wheel© App, 

which has been downloaded in 83 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! 


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.

Here's our Daisy Wheel rolling around in the snow on a typical winter day in New England!

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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