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~ Anonymous

March 2015
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why we filled this newsletter with beautiful photos from our fabulous New York City and Los Angeles Pretty In Pink & Women of Strength Awards!

Our star-studded Los Angeles Pretty In Pink Luncheon featured the first recipient of The Get In Touch Foundation's Jean Stapleton Award.

We gave that award to Emmy-award winning writer and producer Jason Katims for his work on the NBC series, "Parenthood." 

The award honors an actor, writer, director or producer who presents the story of someone with breast cancer in a respectful yet realistic light in television, film or theatre. "Parenthood" dealt with this storyline with compassion and humor making him the ideal person to receive this honor.

Our events help us raise the significant funding we need in order to continue to provide our free program and Daisy Wheels to girls in schools all over the globe. We are grateful to our chairpersons, our sponsors, our guests and all of our supporters.

Thank you for being glorious co-conspirators in our life giving legacy of hope!

Hope Lives!
Mary Ann's signature
Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 
2015 Los Angeles Pretty In Pink
The Get In Touch Foundation's
2nd Annual Los Angeles Pretty In Pink Luncheon & Women of Strength Awards on March 12th was held at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

David Walton, star of NBC's "About A Boy" was our host and is pictured above with honorees Samantha Harris, Jason Katims, Beverly Cohen, and Jessica Queller.

Our surprise musical guest was Gavin DeGraw and we were thrilled to have 
many of the cast members from "Parenthood" and "About a Boy" with us, 
as well as our good friend Tony Goldwyn and his daughter, Anna Musky-Goldwyn!
 If you would like to read Anna Musky-Goldwyn's Huffington Post interviews with our honorees Jason Katims, Samantha Harris, and Jessica Queller, click their names.
2015 New York City Pretty In Pink

The Get In Touch Foundation's 
3rd Annual New York City Pretty In Pink Cocktail Cabaret & Woman of Strength Awards was held on February 25th in the Roof Dining Room at The Yale Club of NYC.

Our event chairperson, Alex Witt from MSNBC's "Weekends with Alex Witt" 
is pictured here with our Woman of Strength honoree, Shirley Wershba.

Our host, The Lion King's Jim Ferris was joined by Broadway superstars and legends Loni Ackerman, Danielle Ferland, Johnny Kinnaird, Richard Kline, Garth Kravits, and Erin Maguire for an evening of award winning performances.




Pink Power Mom Roundtable


It's an honor to sit on the Kids II Pink Power Mom Steering Committee with my friends and survivor sisters, Jamie Ledezma, Heidi Floyd (PPM Executive Director) Amy Paterson, and Tracie Metzger.

We spent a weekend at Kids II Headquarters in Atlanta last month with the 2014 Pink Power Moms. We had the opportunity at our PPM Roundtable to get know each of these eight women better, and to learn about the respective charities they have chosen that will benefit from the $5,000 donation that Kids II has made in their honor to that charity. If you'd like to learn more about the Pink Power Moms, click here.
GIT Goes to Career Day in the Bronx


It was a real treat to have been invited to speak at Career Day at The Laboratory School of Finance & Technology in the Bronx.

Eager student had plenty of questions about a rewarding career in the nonprofit world.


It was an honor to speak with them and learn about their dreams of making their world a better place!


Hope Lives!

New York City Harbor High School

New York City Harbor High School "gets in touch" thanks to NYC School Nurse \]Adunola Sawyer (center) and her "one girl at a time" class teaching 

breast health education! KUDOS, Adunola!

GIT is Global!!

Our Get In Touch Girls' Program is being implemented in every state in the US and in 31 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 82 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 in Paris at the Eiffel Tower!

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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