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Pink Wings July Newsletter and Specials

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Pink Wings July Newsletter and Specials

Some exciting news…but also terrifying.  My family was contacted about doing a part in a documentary film called The Human Face of Big Data directed by filmmaker Sandy Smolan. They wanted to talk to a family who was impacted by BRCA gene testing. As many of you know, I am BRCA 2 positive …I have the gene mutation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. I found this out after being diagnosed with breast cancer 2 times by the young age of 35. There had been no history of breast cancer in my family that I knew of. My youngest sister tested negative, but my other sister tested positive and had her breasts and ovaries removed in 2007 at the age of 39 (just like Angelina Jolie did this year).  I have 4 children, but only my oldest daughter, Sedona, is my biological child. My other children were adopted. Sedona is just 19 (she turns 20 next month), but has wanted to do gene testing ever since she turned 18.  The documentary follows our family for a day as we get together with my sister and her kids and then drive to Portland to meet with the genetics counselor for my daughter to do her testing. They film my daughter as she does the test and then film us leading a FORCE meeting (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered).  The camera crew is also hoping to film Sedona as she gets her results. We had hoped the results would be in by last week, but it is going on week 4 and we still have not heard from the genetic counselor yet. The results should come in this week. Sedona and I wished on a wish bone (both with the same wish- that her BRCA gene test would come out negative), and we are asking for prayers and good thoughts from others. If her testing comes out positive- she will have many decisions to make in her young life about her future. If she tests negative- I will breathe a sigh of relief…as this is something that I have worried about passing on to her for over 15 years now. Hard to believe that I was tested when she was just 5-years-old, and next month she will turn 20 and will know her results of this test. I will send out more info about the documentary and her results as I get it.  To view some of the director’s amazing work go to: http://www.luminous-content.com/

Here are some photos from the filming. I felt a bit like a reality TV show…John and Kate Plus 8 or Keeping up with the Kardashians as the crew followed us around J

Filming the kids on the trampoline in my sister’s backyard.

Me, Sandy Smolan (the director), my daughter Sedona and my sister Erin after we filmed some interviews for Sandy.

Sedona’s reading of choice as she awaits her BRCA gene testing- How to Cure Cancer

The following week, we drove the RV to Southern California with my kids for vacation. We spent time with friends at the beach, the pool, the lake and California Adventure Park.  While in L.A., my 11-year-old daughter Sienna decided to cut off her hair for Locks of Love again. Here are the adorable photos.

   

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

July 26-27, 2013       6pm Friday– 6pm Saturday

Pink Wings will have a fundraising booth to benefit the Fairfield Fighters team at the Eugene Relay for Life in Eugene, Oregon. This is the 6th biggest Relay in the country and has already raised over $300,000 for this year’s event.

August 16-18, 2013

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Annual Play for the Cure in Salem, Oregon

August 22-24, 2013

Pink Wings will have a booth at the first National Women’s Survivors Conference in Nashville, TN

September 15, 2013

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Portland Race for the Cure down on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon

September 29th

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Salem Discover Pink Walk in Salem, Oregon

October 5, 2013

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Albany Walk For the Cause in Albany, Oregon

October 15, 2013

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA

New Items

The Dark Pink Tank with Ribbon and Wings is great for the summer months. It comes in sizes S-2XL (I am nearly sold out of size Small already!) The kid’s shirts are still available in most sizes and most colors- great for the little ones in your life.  Our Ribbon and Wings Logo comes on our tanks, White V-Neck and Black V-Neck t-shirts in sizes S-3XL (these run big- order one size down), wicking shirts in sizes S-2XL (in black, pink or white) and black zip up jackets.  The new Survivor Pins are in. They come in a plain Survivor Heart and Ribbon and also a 5 Year, 10 Year, and 20 Year Survivor pin. I also have the “Are We There Yet?” pins. These are great for the Avon 2 Day, Komen 3 Day and Relay for Life Walks. I now have an Armadillo pink ribbon pin, a black Tough Guys Wear pink muscle arm pin, a Camo Bust pin, a new Pink Wings logo pin, a 2013 Collector’s Walk pink ribbon pin, and a Twin Cities Walk Pink Ribbon pin. In other colors- I have a green glitter ribbon pin, a teal cowgirl boot ribbon pin and a purple sneaker ribbon pin (great for Relay for Life).  If you are missing any of the dated Collector Walk pink ribbon pins, I have them for sale on the website. I have most pins from 2004-2013.  Go to SKU# 1700 to purchase these dated pins.

We also have new Pink Ribbon visors on the website. The visors are now available in Pink White and for the first time- in Black. They are currently on sale for $15 each. Go to SKU #1317 to purchase a visor. I also have the Pink Ribbon hats back in stock and they are now available in Pink, White or Black. Go to SKU # 1282 to purchase a hat.

To purchase any of the new items, go to www.pinkwings.com and click on Store and then click on New Products at the top of the category list on the left.

            

  VISORS & HATS available in Pink, White or Black

Specials

Bakers dozen- buy 12 pins and get a 13th pin for free. Type Bakers13 in the shipping comments at check out. Make sure to name the free pin you want included in your order.

Order any shirt, hat or jacket at regular pricing and get a free Pink Wings logo pin, silicone bracelet, pink ribbon lanyard, pink ribbon tattoo and pink ribbon bandana for free. That is $20 worth of free pink ribbon items. This special is good on any of the children’s shirts priced $15 or more as well (as long as I have the shirts in stock).  Just be sure to type in JULYFREE in the shipping comments at check out. You will get the free items with each and every non-sale adult shirt, hat or jacket ordered and each child’s shirt ordered. No limit. Great for teams!! Get 10% off your order with the coupon code JULY10. Please note that you will NOT get an added 10% donation to your organization with your order when using this code. If you would rather have a 10% donation to your organization- please let me know by writing a note in the shipping comments or in an email (info@pinkwings.com)

Arm Warmers- buy one pair and get a 2nd pair for free. Just put a note in the shipping comments BOGO arm warmers. You will get the white with big pink ribbon arm warmers as your free pair.

Order pins for fundraising! Order 100 pins (you can mix and match styles) for just $3 a pin. Sell the pins for fundraising at $10 a pin and you will have 70% profit for your event! Download the attached pin sheet and pre-sell pins.  Contact Courtney at info@pinkwings.com for more info.

Design a custom pin for your team, organization, event or business. Artwork is free and pins are just $4 a pin when ordering 100.  There is quantity discounts, so the more you order, the less you pay per pin! There is a $55 mold fee per design. Let us help you with your design or send over your logo.  For more info, go to www.pinkwings.com and click on the link that says Custom Items. We can also help with custom silicone bracelets, key chains, tattoos and charms.

Hope you are having a fantastic summer!

Courtney
Pinkwings.com
info@pinkwings.com
310-663-0482

 

         

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