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Pink Wings January Newsletter and Specials

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Happy New Year! I hope 2010 is treating you well.

New Products:

I have just added more new products to the Pink Wings website. The FAITH pink ribbon shirt is absolutely adorable. It runs small and comes in sizes Small-XL.  It is a light pink burn out shirt with brown at the shoulders. There is a crystal pink ribbon on the front. The photo should be on the website soon.

As promised, Pink Wings is doing our part to GO GREEN and has brought in reusable pink ribbon grocery tote bags. These come in 4 fun colors and designs and are just $5 each. These make great gifts for your team or donors if you are participating in a breast cancer awareness walk and drop to just $2 a bag when you purchase 48 or more. I have also added Pink Ribbon gloves and pink ribbon elastic bracelets to the store. These are also just $5 each and make great gifts. The new pins are in stock and ready to ship. We have a Snow Ski Girl pink ribbon pin, Belly Dancer pink ribbon pin and Boobies Make Me Smile pins in 3 Day Walker, 3 Day Supporter and plain. You can view the entire line of new product at Just click on store and then new items. Page 4 of new items is where you will find the grocery totes, socks, elastic bracelets and gloves.

Pink Wings is also adding a Fundraising Kit to the website. This kit will include 1 dozen of many of the popular pink ribbon items we sell and will run $130.00 per kit. When these items are sold at the suggested retail pricing of just $5 each for most items and $10 each for the pins you should have a profit of $470.

Valentine’s is just around the corner and Pink Wings has adorable heart pink ribbon awareness pins for your special Valentine. Check out our A Ribbon Heart pink ribbon pin (SKU # 1423) and Pink Ribbon with single heart pin (SKU # 1546). We also have the popular What’s In Your Heart pendants and charms (SKU # 1342). To view all of the What’s In Your Heart line, just click on the What’s In Your Heart link at the left of the store. These can be customized with a cz pink or teal ribbon charm, birth stones to represent your children, cz initial charms, dog bone charms, etc.

Pink Wings January Specials/ Inventory Clearance

I realize there is just a week left in January and will honor this special through the end of February.  This special is for RETAIL purchases only and will NOT be honored for those of you that purchase at fundraising or wholesale pricing!

For those of you that are small and those of you that are large, or those of you with children- you will appreciate this month’s special. I have an abundance of Children’s paisley ribbon t-shirts, adult size small short sleeve embroidered pink ribbon t-shirts, sweaters and pullover hoodies as well as size L, XL, 2XL and 3XL pullover hoodies in grey and periwinkle blue.

With any purchase of a children’s paisley ribbon shirt SKU # 1247 and 1248

(available in sizes 3, Small, Med. and XL) or a purchase of a size small short sleeve embroidered t-shirt, cardigan sweater or pink pullover 4 ribbon hoodie sweatshirt you will receive a free pink ribbon goodie bag that will include: 1 pink ribbon stretch bracelet with matching pink ribbon earrings, 1 pair of white with pink ribbon sweat bands, 1 pink ribbon scarf, 1 heart with pink ribbon cell phone charm, 4 temporary tattoos (1 of each style), and a heart with pink ribbon key chain. This goodie bag is valued at $28 and will be yours for FREE with each and every purchase of a size small item as detailed above.

Please note that the 4 ribbon silk screened t-shirts and shirts with a crystal ribbon are NOT included in this special!  This special is also not included with the Walk Special or Breast Cancer Awareness Special packages. This special is only good with Retail orders. OFFER GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

Please write in January Special in the shipping comments at check out to receive your free pink ribbon goodie bag. This free pink ribbon goodie bag PLUS a pink ribbon Find the Cure lanyard will also be available with each purchase of a size L, XL , 2XL or 3XL periwinkle blue 4 ribbon hoodie or a size 3XL grey 4 Ribbon Hoodie.

You will receive 1 free goodie bag with each item and there is no limit to how many items you may purchase (as long as I have the items in stock).

Purchase the shirt or hoodie for yourself and give the pink ribbon goodies to your friends or supporters, or give the entire package to a newly diagnosed survivor or a friend who has signed up to participate in an upcoming walk.  This is a great chance to start off your pink ribbon collection or add to it. If you have a team participating in an event- this is something each member of your team can purchase.

Pink Wings Chicago 3 Day for the Cure update:

I am happy to announce that the Pink Wings team for the Chicago 3 Day for the Cure is already at 17 members! We are adding new team members almost every week and should quickly surpass the 21 team members that we had at the Boston Breast Cancer 3 Day last year.  We have walkers and crew from all over the country.  If you would like to join our team as either a walker or crew member, simply go to and click on register. Choose Chicago for your walk and then type Pink Wings in the search. Click on the blue link that says Register as a team member and type in pinkwings for the code to join the team. It’s that easy!  This is a great way to get in shape, meet new people, have an experience of a lifetime and raise money and awareness for breast cancer. What have you got to lose?!  The Chicago walk is August 6-8, 2010.

Up Coming Events:

For the 7th year in a row, Pink Wings will have a booth at the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer in Atlanta, GA.  The conference is from Friday, February 26th to Sunday February 28th at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.  For more information go to:

This conference is so important for young women diagnosed with breast cancer and it is the only one of its kind. Over the last several years I have given a guardian angel scholarship so that all young women can attend, regardless of their financial situation. Unfortunately this year, the demand for the scholarships has been much higher than ever before and funds are running out. I challenge other pink ribbon websites, stores and individuals to match my donation of $540 to help young women attend this very important conference. Here is part of the letter I just received from the Young Survival Coalition asking for help:

For over a decade Young Survival Coalition has worked hard to make sure that no

women diagnosed with breast cancer under 40 faced this disease alone. An essential part of that mission is bringing together women, physicians and caregivers, fostering an environment of learning, support and fellowship.

One of the ways we do this is by co-hosting the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. As the 2010 conference date approaches, we are both thrilled and heavy hearted to have so many people hoping to attend. The opportunity to attend the conference can be life changing. For many of us, this year has been financially difficult. Through fundraising efforts and sponsorship, we have been able to provide both travel and registration grants to over 350 attendees thus far.   But there are so many more women still hoping to receive a grant to attend and we have simply run out of funds.

This year, we have seen an unprecedented need by potential attendees for financial assistance. To date, we have provided nearly $200,000 in scholarship funds, but many more women who need financial assistance are still hoping to attend. Nearly 100 young women are on the waitlist anxiously hoping that additional funds will become available. Can we count on your support? With your generous support, you can help send more young survivors to this important conference and help them to get the information and support they need while facing one of the most challenging times of their lives.

A gift of:

$600 – will provide a full travel grant to one woman

$250 – will provide two partial travel grants

$135 – will provide a registration grant to one woman

A gift of any amount will make a difference.  You can make a secure online donation by going to this web address and clicking the Donate button. Please put “Conference” in the comment box. You can also mail a check written out to Young Survival Coalition (with the word “Conference Donation” in the MEMO or on a note) and send to:

Young Survival Coalition

61 Broadway Ste 2235

New York, NY 10006

Phone: 646-257-3000
Thank you for anything that you can do. This organization means the world to me as it was here that I learned I was not alone as a 33-year-old diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago.

I will be in Louisville Kentucky on April 20th for the Essentially Women Focus on the Future tradeshow. If any of my wonderful Pink Wings customers live in this area and would like to come out and help me at my booth for this event, I would love to hear from you. Just email me at

I will be in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada from June 10-13th, 2010 for the International Dragon Boat Festival.

Fundraising and Custom Pins: Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions about making a custom pin for your team or organization or if you need help getting started with fundraising.  Go to to set up a fundraising account today!
Have a great week,
Courtney Zinszer