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Pink WingsOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…and also the month I was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago. YOU CAN HELP US raise awareness by getting to 1,000 Likes on the Pink Wings FaceBook page by the end of October by Sharing this post on your wall.

As a thank you, we’re making a 20% Off coupon available, just enter CURE20 during the checkout process at www.PinkWings.com

Pink Wings – Raising Cancer Awareness Since 2001.

Pink Wings October 2012 Newsletter and Specials

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It is October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the anniversary of my diagnosis of breast cancer. On October 2nd, 2012 I became a 16-year breast cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky young women with breast cancer- I beat the disease, not once, but 2 times in just 3 years (by the age of 35). But many other women and men are not so lucky. I have lost so many friends to Breast Cancer in the last 2 years. These were young women with the hopes of getting married, having children, growing old. Things that most people just take for granted. A post on one young stage 4 breast cancer survivor’s Facebook page stated that she has a photo of her with 14 other stage 4 women from last year’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. Of the 15 women in the photo- just a year later- only 3 of them are still alive today. With all the pink out there this month and all of the events going on to raise money- I feel that people are thinking we are beating this disease. But- it has been 16 years since I was diagnosed, 13 years since I started walking the 60 mile 3 Day walks, 16 years since I began raising what is now over $500,000 in the fight against breast cancer…and we are still losing people every day to this disease. Please stop for a moment today in your busy schedule to send prayers out to those who have lost their mother, grandmother, sister, wife, daughter, best friend, aunt, or cousin to this disease. Stop and send a prayer to those that continue to fight for their life. Stop and realize how lucky you are to still be here on this beautiful planet. As I like to say, “Every day above ground is a good day- it sure beats the alternative?”

This fall has been a very busy one for me. I have had booths at the Susan G. Komen Health Expo in Portland, Oregon, the Discover Pink Walk in Salem, Oregon, the Walk for the Cause in Albany, Oregon, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA and the Girlfriend’s ½ Marathon in Vancouver, Washington. This week I fly out to Orlando, Florida for the FORCE conference (Facing Our Risk Of Cancer Empowered). The first weekend in November, I will have a Pink Wings booth in Los Angeles at the weSPARK Run/Walk on the Universal City Studios Back Lot. I am also shipping out lots of pink ribbon pins, pink ribbon knee socks (for dance teams, volleyball teams, cheer squads, 3-Day Walkers and soccer teams), and pink ribbon sweatbands for football players and other sport teams. I still have plenty of these items in stock, so it is not too late to get an order in.

Komen Health Expo.   At the Seattle 3-Day with my cousins.

PA Breast Cancer Conference               Girlfriend’s ½ Marathon

In September, my sister and I also held our 2nd annual Kick With Force Karate Fundraiser and a Girl’s Night Out Silpada Jewelry and Pink Wings Product Party. We raised over $2,200 for FORCE at these events.

New Product:

Our new cross ribbon pins and cross pink ribbon pendants/charms are now in and selling like crazy. I sold out of the ones I brought to Pennsylvania. These cross pins and pendants are just beautiful. The pins come in pink, teal (for Ovarian Cancer Awareness) and Purple (for Relay for Life, Pancreatic Cancer and All Cancer Awareness). The pendant comes in pink only.

 

As with all the pins on the Pink Wings website, they are great quality Cloisonne. The pins and the pendant are 1 ¼” tall. Pins sell for $10 and the charm is $12. These are also available to purchase in bulk for fundraising.

The 2012 corsette pink ribbon pins are in and are just adorable. We liked the design so much that we brought in 2 versions. We have a light pink glitter bust pin and a dark pink glitter bust pin. Pins are $10 each.

 

Our New Black Survivor shirts are a hit and selling out quickly. We already had to bring in a new batch. They come in sizes S-3XL and they run big. They also come without the word Survivor. The new shirts are $20 in white and $22 in black. This design will now be offered as a black zip-up jacket. It is actually like a zip hoodie- but without the hood. The jacket is a very soft, sweatshirt like fabric. It runs a bit small so you might want to consider ordering one size up, however the sleeves are really long. The jacket has 2 muff pockets on the lower front. The back of the jacket is blank. The jacket is $45.00 and comes in sizes 2-2XL. The pink ribbon on the jacket is glitter. The jacket will be in next week, just in time for the cooler weather.

Survivors at the Play for the Cure.                             Our new zip jacket!

The new Wings & Ribbon design is now silk-screened on the back of the Bella tanks, the gradient t-shirts, the pink v-neck shirts and the short sleeve 2fer shirts. They look great with a crystal ribbon on the front and the wings and ribbon on the back.

We also brought a smaller version of the wings and ribbon design in for the kids shirts. SKU # is 1701. The pink ribbon is glitter! Kids shirts are available in sizes XS-L and in many different colors including:

Light Pink, Hot Pink, Black, White, Lime Green, Navy Blue, Carolina Blue, Red, Grey and Yellow. I will get them on the website asap! The kids silk screened shirts are $20.

 

Kids Shirts         Hot Pink Shirt

The holidays will be here before you know it. Here are some great pins for the coming months. Pins make great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts!!

Camo Warrior           Retro              Santa Hat      Christmas Tree         Menorah

Snowflake      Ribbon Heart            Ribbon Tiger        Believe    Bikers for Boobs DD

As we bring in new pins, we retire others. Here are a few pins that are being retired. Once they are sold out, they will not be re-ordered.

Brown 3 Day or Bust   Brown Bust    White Bust   Flower 3-Day or Bust   Flower Bust

REAL MEN ARM   DARK ARM   2012 WALK PIN   WALK ON 2011   2010 WALK PIN

MAD HATTER        PAINT               FAIRY          GROOVY SURVIVOR    2009

ARIZONA           2004 WALK    2005 WALK          2006 WALK           2007 WALK

2005 WALK     MICHIGAN     NEXT 39 MILES    NEXT 60 MILES     ONE STEP

PEACE LOVE CURE             SURFER           SUPER CREW       SUPER SURVIVOR

SUPER WALKER    WALK STAR       WALK STAR       PRINCESS      PRINCESS

I WILL RUN A SPECIAL FOR THE OUTDATED WALK PINS SO THAT WALKERS CAN START OR COMPLETE THEIR COLLECTIONS. FOR THE NEXT MONTH, YOU CAN PURCHASE A GROUP OF 5 DIFFERENT DATED WALK PINS FROM THE YEARS 2004-2010 (THAT ARE IN STOCK) FOR JUST $20. ADD THE 2011 PIN OR THE 2012 PIN FOR JUST $5. PLEASE GO TO SKU # 1700 TO MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. CHOOSE THE PINS YOU WANT TO ORDER BY GOING TO THE DROP DOWN MENU. ONCE THE PINS SELL OUT FROM A PARTICULAR YEAR- I WILL DELETE THAT PIN CHOICE.

PINK WINGS OCTOBER SPECIAL-

BUY ANY SHIRT FOR $20 OR MORE (including kid’s shirts) AND RECEIVE free pink ribbon goodies to include: pink ribbon pin of your choice, pink ribbon Find the Cure lanyard, Believe pink ribbon silicone bracelet, pink ribbon bandana, pink ribbon Wings tattoo and a pair of pink ribbon shoe laces. That is over $20 of free pink ribbon items!! Please write October Special in the order comments at check out to receive your free pink ribbon items!!

I have just 2 girl’s Ribbons 4 a Cure hoodies left in youth size Small (about a 3-4). They are on sale for $22. I have about 5 of the Adult Blue Ribbons 4 A Cure hoodies left in size 3XL only. They are on sale for $30 from $45. You will receive all the free goodies mentioned in the list above, plus a free pink ribbon key chain when ordering one of the close out hoodies (while they last)!

 

Use the code Cure20 and get 20% off your RETAIL order when ordering between October 16th and October 31st. Please note- You will not get a 20% donation to your walk when using the 20% off coupon. The 20% off is for RETAIL customers only.

We do custom pins, pendants/ charms, key chains, lanyards and silicone bracelets for teams, organizations and events. Please go to www.pinkwings.com and click on Custom Items for pricing and more information. We also sell in bulk and at fundraising pricing. Please check out the Fundraising link on the Pink Wings website.

Pink Wings is now doing our awesome ribbon designs in other cancer awareness colors. If you don’t see what you are looking for- just send me an email at Courtney@pinkwings.com and I will be happy to help you.

If you are having trouble placing an order or finding your pass word or username, feel free to call me at 310-663-0482.

I will be participating in my 13th Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk next summer in Twin Cities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join the Pink Wings team!

Have a wonderful week,

Courtney

2 time Survivor

Owner – PinkWings.com

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

So happy to be alive and well 16 years after my 1st diagnosis of breast cancer for my awesome family!!  This photo is of me with my 4 wonderful kids as we dropped my oldest daughter off for her sophomore year of college at University of San Diego.

Pink Wings Pins 2012

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