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October 2006 Pink Wings Breast Cancer Awareness Newsletter

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It’s October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month-and I celebrate 10 YEARS as a CANCER SURVIVOR this month!!!  Woo- Hoo!!

I am hoping you are receiving this newsletter in a better format than in the past as I have had my webguy working on making it better. If it is still coming to you in one gigantic paragraph- I apologize.

Pink Wings started off Breast Cancer Awareness month early by attending the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure in Portland Oregon on September 17th. 14 members of my family participated alongside me. What a fantastic day…and no rain 🙂 !!

Pink Wings also had a booth at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Health Expo in Portland 2 days before the event. It was great meeting so many of the walkers who would be particiapting in this event.

On September 30th, Pink Wings had a booth at the Factors Breast Cancer Conference in Tampa, Florida as well as a booth at the Los Angeles Women of Color Luncheon. 2 great events on opposite sides of the coast.

On October 7, Pink Wings had a booth at the Albany, Oregon Walk for the Cause. I was told at a meeting today that about $60,000 was raised so far for this event with more money continuing to come in!

On October 11, Pink Wings had a booth once again at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Conference in Harrisburg, PA. I had help with my booth this year from my Sri Lanka Roommate and fellow young breast cancer survivor- Debra. The day was filled with wonderful speakers and workshops and I was thrilled to see many Pink Wings customers at this event.

This weekend, Pink Wings will be at the North West Women’s Show at the Convention Center in Portland, OR.  If you are a customer and live in the area- come on by to say “Hi”

New to the Pink Wings Site:

Pink Wings is proud to be an online seller of the book “Foot Soldiers: Stories of the Breast Cancer 3-Day”.  My story is in the Los Angeles chapter of the book. It is a great read, and makes for a wonderful gift- especially for someone walking in a 3-Day or Avon Walk.  The author is a Breast Cancer survivor. She walked in all 10 Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks 2 years ago to interview survivors, friends and caregivers for this book.  I think she did an excellent job! Way to go Debbie!

Also new to the site is our Survivor Pink Ribbon pin. This is a simple pink ribbon with 2 flowers on the ribbon and the word Survivor going down the tail in a pretty script writing.  An elegant way to show the world you are a Survivor!

The Pink Wings event- Cut For Love 2006 is off to a good start, but we could use your help to make it even more successful.  The event is my way of giving back as I celebrate 10 years as a cancer survivor. I was bald 10 years ago, but have grown my hair back down to my waist. I will be cutting off 10″ and donating it to Locks Of Love. I am hoping to get 100 people to join me in cutting their hair. I have 4 ponytails so far, with more on the way. I am also trying to raise $25,000 for the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation by getting donations per inch cut. I am over $1,000 so far. I am looking for others to join me. Dr. Love hopes to not only cure breast cancer in 10 years, but to prevent it from happening. She has a great study going in Pacific Palisades, CA at this time. There is a link to her site from my site to read more about being at the beginning of the end of this disease. To get more information about Cut For Love 2006, please  email me at or go the the website at and click on the link on the right that says Cut For Love. There are many ways to get involved with out cutting your hair. One way is to donate a percentage of your sales or service costs for a day in the month of October.

October Special:

The Walk pin special has been very popular and will continue through the month of October.  When purchasing any of the 12 walk pins at retail pricing, you will receive a free bandana with your order.

When purchasing a Survivor Hat (Bucket or Baseball) or Survivor t-shirt, you will recieve a free new Survivor Pink Ribbon Pin (one free pin with each survivor t-shirt or hat ordered).

Please tell others about Pink Wings for all of their pink ribbon needs. Word of mouth is what keeps us going.

If you have an upcoming event that you would like to see Pink Wings at, please email me and let me know. If you frequent a store in your hospital and would like to be able to purchase Pink Wings products in person- please tell your stores to sign up for a Pink Wings wholesale account. It is fast and easy to set up an account with Pink Wings.

If you are interested in selling Pink Wings products for your fundraising- please check out the fundraising link on the left hand side of the site. This page has a FAQ link that should answer all of your questions. Remember- Pink Wings has a no risk policy for fundraisers. Whatever you don’t sell can be sent back for a refund.  Read the testomonials on the website to see how well others are doing selling Pink Wings products.

If there is something pink ribbon you want, but don’t see on our site- let me know. Many of the items you see on our site are due to requests from our customers.

Also- remember that we carry a line of Teal Ribbon products for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Our custom pin and keychain business is growing. If you want to create your own pink ribbon pin for your team,  organization or event- please contact me for custom pin pricing.  It is cost effective to order at least 100 pins or keychains, but orders for as few as 25 or 50 can be done.

Have a great month and please remember to do your self breast exam (that is how I found my breast cancer) and your mammogram.
Early detection is the best protection!

Courtney Zinszer
Owner and Founder
2-time Survivor
8-time 3-Day Walker

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