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"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."

~ Nelson Mandela

May 2015
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Girls' Program  

& Daisy Wheel©

Daisy Wheel©

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Health Educators  

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Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel©.


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Mary Ann's blog! 


May 6th was School Nurses Day.

In the United States alone there are more than 73,000 School Nurses who are on the front lines of healthcare for our children, and oftentimes they are the only form of healthcare a child may ever have.

We are in awe of the sacrifices School Nurses make each and every day to provide exemplary care, extraordinary compassion, and lifesaving education to our children.


School Nurses provide us all with a healthy future. 


We want the world to know just how much we appreciate and value all that School Nurses do for our children...we salute them every single day of the year.


The Get In Touch Foundation loves School Nurses and we hope you'll join in our heartfelt and never ending chorus of "thank you, thank you, thank you" and tell a School Nurse today how grateful you are for their service!

Hope Lives!
Mary Ann's signature
Mary Ann Wasil
President, CEO & Founder,
Breast Cancer Kickin' Survivor & Health Activist 
We Love School Nurses
Special thanks to our friend NYC School Nurse Gerthy Valembrun, RN for sharing 
The Get In Touch Girls' Program & Daisy Wheel at the Harlem Health Fair!

We'll be there...look for us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth #613...
and be sure to look for the Daisy Wheels in each conference attendee bag!
The New York Times & GIT 

The Get In Touch Foundation had the distinct honor of being mentioned in a moving and quite lovely Mother's Day article in The New York Times which featured an interview with me as well as my two daughters, Betsy and Mary Nilan, both founding board members of GIT.

Here's the link to the article, which also includes a short video.
Spotlight on Schools


We're excited to welcome the following new schools from 6 different states to the GIT "family!" Thank you for bringing the Daisy Wheel to your schools, teaching girls the importance of, and how to do, a breast self exam - for life!

Advanced Math & Science Academy, Marlborough, MA
Medfield Public Schools, Medfield, MA
DeChaumes Elementary, Houston, TX
Forrest County Agricultural High School, Brooklyn, MS
North Panola School District, Sardis, MS
Purvis High School, Purvis, MS
Glenwood  School, Waukegan, IL
McCall Elementary School, Waukegan, IL
Andrew Cooke Magnet School, Waukegan, IL
Hall High School, West Hartford, CT
Lewis Schools USD 502, Lewis, KS
 Pretty In Pink

11th Annual Milford Pretty in Pink Brunch & Women of Strength Awards

 Sunday, October 11, 2015 11am-3pm

Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT


Joan Cagginello, RN, BSN, MS


Breast Cancer Survivor, Nina Horowitz, MD


There will be a very special surprise for all attendees this year...stay tuned!

Presented by The Get In Touch Foundation ...

... details coming soon!
The Great Give

Thanks to all who donated to The Get In Touch Foundation during the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's 36-hour giving event - we raised $555!

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 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.

Our Daisy Wheel says "farewell" to the Late Show with David Letterman In New York City...

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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