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Look at Pink Wing’s 7 Newest Products

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Pink Ribbon and Wings Tank Top

Just in time for the warmer weather- Our new Ribbon and Wings Pink Ribbon Awareness tank top. This top fits pretty true to size if not a little small. Comes in sizes M-2XL.

Survivor Heart and Wings Pin

Our new Survivor Heart and Wings pin is also available in year milestones: 5 Year, 10 Year and 20 Year as well as just a Survivor pin.

Green Bling Ribbon Pin

Green Bling Glitter Ribbon Awareness Pin for Leukemia, Kidney Cancer Awareness, and Cerebral Palsy. Order yours today.

Are We There Yet? Walkers Pink Ribbon Pin

Are We There Yet? Walkers Pink Ribbon Pin. Great for 3 Day Walkers, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Relay for Life! Order yours today.

Armadillo Pink Ribbon Pin

We were asked to make this adorable pin for a Dillo Days event. She wanted us to incorporate the pink ribbon with the armadillo. I began to do some research and I liked the meaning of the Armadillo.

Tough Guys Arm Black

Our muscle arm pin reads Tough Guys Wear Pink. This is our dark arm. It is also available in white. Order yours today.

New Logo Pink Ribbon Pin

This new logo pin is the same design as our new shirts and jackets. The ribbon is glitter and will sparkle in the sun. The pin is 1 1/4″ tall. Order yours today!

Facebook ‘Like Us’ to Raise Cancer Awareness

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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 September 2012 Newsletter and Specials

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The kids are back in school and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is just around the corner. Where has this year gone?

The summer ended with a fantastic Play for the Cure event in Salem, Oregon in August.  The goal for this year was to raise $45,000. They surpassed this goal and raised $58,000!!! Way to go Kris Knox and Play for the Cure Salem, Oregon!!  Our Pink Wings booth was also a success at the event and we nearly sold out of our new black wicking shirts with the big pink ribbon and wings. The shirts looked great on the softball players.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pink Wings will be busy over the next few months at different events through out the country. We just had a Pink Wings booth at the Komen Health Expo for the Portland Race for the Cure last weekend. This weekend, my sister and I will hold fundraising events for FORCE (Facing our risk of cancer empowered). We will raffle off a 40” Flat Screen Emerson HDTV (raffle tickets are just $10 and being sold to those who live within driving distance of Salem, Oregon). On Saturday evening, September 22nd, we will have a Girls Night Out party in Salem, Oregon with Silpada Jewlery Sales, a silent auction, and of course Pink Wings pink ribbon items.  On Sunday, we will hold our 2nd Annual Kick With FORCE event at Karate for Kids in Salem. This event will be for kids ages 5-12. We have an Agent G bully prevention workshop and also a Board Breaking and Numchucks session. Please email me at czinszer@yahoo.com if you would like more information about either event or if you would like to make a donation to FORCE.

On Sunday, September 30th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Salem, Oregon Discover Pink Walk.

On Saturday October 6th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Albany, Oregon Walk for the Cause.

On Tuesday October 9th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

From October 18-20th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the FORCE conference in Orlando, Florida.

On Sunday, November 4th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the 4th annual weSPARK Run/ Walk at the Universal Studios back lot in Universal City, California.

I would love to see my fantastic Pink Wings customers at one of these events. Stop by my booth and say “Hello”.

In 2013, Pink Wings will start off the year with a booth at the Expo for the 26.2 with Donna in Jacksonville, Florida February 15-16.

February 22-24, I will have a booth at the annual Conference for Young Women affected by Breast Cancer in Seattle, Washington.

March 3-5, I will have a booth at the POWER tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 18th, I will have a booth at the EW tradeshow in Charleston, South Carolina.

NEW ITEMS

We have some beautiful new designs coming to the Pink Wings website in October. Check out our new Cross Pink Ribbon pin. It will also come as a charm/pendant with the Pink Ribbon and it will come as a pin with a Teal ribbon and also in a Purple ribbon. Our new Bust 2012 pins will be here in October. We liked this design so much that we are doing it in 2 colors. These items are on the website under New Items for pre-order. They will ship as soon as they arrive in October. Order yours today!

Our new Ribbon and Wings shirts have been a great hit at all of our events this summer. These great quality v-neck t-shirts are just $20 for white and come in sizes S-3XL. The shirt is also available with the word Survivor down the side. This shirt runs big, so you may want to order one size down. The black shirts also come in sizes S-3XL with or without the word Survivor on them. They are $22. Shirts are also available at fundraising and wholesale pricing.

The wicking shirts come in Pink in sizes XS-2XL with or without the word Survivor. These shirts run a little small- so you should order one size up from what you would normally wear. Wicking shirts are $26 and also come in White or Black in sizes S-2XL.

Our white and pink ribbon pins for Co-Survivors make a great gift in the month of October to give to those who have helped you in your journey to become a survivor. Give one to your mom, your sisters, your husband, your friends or your co-workers…anyone who has helped you along the way and has been affected by breast cancer is considered a co-survivor. The Co-Survivor pin is available in 3 different styles. We also have many of the dated walk pink ribbon pins in stock from 2004 to the present. Finish your collection to commemorate the walks you have completed over the years, or start your collection today!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month-

Here are some of our Teal Ribbon Pins for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Teal Jewelry is also available.

SPECIALS

For the months of September and October you will receive free pink ribbon goodies when ordering the new Pink Wings Pink Ribbon Wicking shirt in the color PINK (SKU# 1691). As mentioned above, this Pink wicking shirt comes in sizes XS-2XL and the shirts run small. Your goodies will include a Pink Wings pink ribbon bandana, a Pink Wings silicone bracelet, a Pink Wings temporary tattoo, a Pink Wings lanyard and a Pink Wings Camo Pink Ribbon Pin. That is over $20 worth of free pink ribbon goodies with your $26 Pink wicking shirt!  Please note-This is for the PINK wicking shirt only. Mention FREE GOODS in the order comments at check out.

You will receive the same pink ribbon goodies when ordering the Periwinkle Blue 4 Ribbon Hoodie. We are now sold out in every size of this hoodie except for the 3XL. The hoodie is SKU# 1406. I only have about 5 of these hoodies left. They are great for the cold winter months!

Another way to get the free pink ribbon goodies is by ordering one of our Close Out Shirts including the pink or brown 2fer (SKU #1428) on sale for $22, the Scoop Neck Pink Ribbon Shirt, SKU# 1551 (size Large is sold out) and the Pink 4 Ribbon t-shirt, SKU# 1311 (I have only size Medium left in this shirt).

KIDS ITEMS CLOSE OUTS

I am closing out some of the kid’s styles in order to bring in new shirts for 2013.

Purchase the Paisley ribbon t-shirt in Pink or White on sale for $12 (limited sizes available). SKU #1248.

I also have the popular pink shirt with 4 Ribbons on sale at $13. SKU is 1281. This shirt comes in size S (8), M (10), L (12), and XL (14). I also have just 2 of the girl’s Hoodies available in this design. SKU is #1310 and they are in size Small only (about a size 3). The hoodie is on sale for $22.

Our boy’s Blue World Shirt (Walking for a World without Cancer) is closing out. SKU is #1280. I have just 6 left. This shirt runs small. I have 5 left in size 6 months and 1 left in size 12 months. They are on sale for just $12. This shirt also comes in White (SKU #1273). I have 9 left in size Small (6-8) and just 1 left in size Med. (8-10).

The Ribbons 4 A Cure shirt in white (SKU 1271) is sold out in all sizes except for Med (8-10) and I have about a dozen left. It is on sale for $13.

SPECIAL- with the purchase of any of these kids close out shirts/ hoodies you will get free pink ribbon goodies including- a gymnast pink ribbon pin, a pink ribbon car magnet, a Find the Cure pink ribbon lanyard, a pink ribbon silicone bracelet and a pink ribbon temporary tattoo. This is nearly $20 worth of free goodies! You will get the free goodies with each of the close out items ordered- there is no limit, however, the shirts are selling out fast. Mention FREE for KIDS in the order comments at check out to receive your free goodies with each of these shirts. These shirts are great for girl scout troops, children participating in a Relay for Life or Race for the Cure event or any other 5K for the Cure, or those cheering on Mom or Dad in a 3-Day or Avon walk event.

Great gear for October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

   I am doing a 5% discount coupon for the rest of the month of September. Enter the Coupon Code Sept 5 at check out and order before Oct. 1 to receive this discount.

We are running custom pins almost every month. Please contact me at mypinorders@yahoo.com if you would like to run a custom pin for your team, organization, business or event. The pin does not need to be a pink ribbon pin- we do pins for favors for weddings, showers, parties, anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, etc. There is a $60 mold fee and a min. of 25 pins (at $7 each). 100 pins is just $4 each. We also do custom silicone bracelets in all colors (and also 2-tone), lanyards, charms/pendants and key chains. Pricing and more information is available on the pinkwings website at www.pinkwings.com Click on the link on the left that reads Custom Items.

Take a look at our Pin Sheets to view all the pins we have designed at Pinkwings.com  Download the sheets and print them out to simplify placing your pin order or to sell the pins for fundraising.

If you have an organization or an event in October, let me know and I will set you up for giving 20% of retail orders made by you or your friends/supporters to your event.

Raising money for an event? We have fundraising kits, pins in bulk and fundraising pricing on many of our items. Sign up for a fundraising account to get started today by going to www.pinkwings.com and clicking on the link on the left that says Fundraising

**Have a great month! **Remember to schedule your annual mammogram as well as your other health check ups. **Smile and do something special for someone today. **Do something special for yourself!

**Check off an item from your bucket list this fall. **Please remember what a gift life is and how lucky that we are to be alive. I have lost far too many young women this last year to breast cancer and I want to live every day to the fullest in their honor.

Pink Wings Pins 2012

Courtney

Owner

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

Walking 60 Miles again!

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HI,

I am sure many of you are pinked out by now- the color seems to be everywhere. I am hoping that the funds being raised this October and through the year are going to bring this dreadful disease to an end sooner rather than later. I lost 2 young friends to breast cancer this year and another young friend is currently fighting for her life. My 3-Day Walker Coach from one of my first walks back in the year 2000 is also fighting the disease. She is just 38, single and has no kids. She lost both of her breasts to breast cancer in April and is on chemo right now. She lost her mom to breast cancer 8 years ago. Enough is enough! I am angry about what this disease is doing to my friends- what this disease does to families.

As I have said in the past- I will walk every year until we find a cure. Little did I know that I would still be walking 12 years later- with no cure in site. In 2009, the Pink Wings team raised nearly $48,000 for the Boston 3 Day. In 2010, the Pink Wings team was the #1 team in the country for the Chicago walk, raising nearly $90,000!!! This year I am walking with a much smaller Pink Wings team in Dallas the first weekend of November. I have raised over $700 so far. I have $1,600 to go to reach the required minimum of $2,300.

With your help, I can meet this goal.

Just 2 weeks ago I celebrated 15 years as a cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky ones. I was here to help my daughter get off to college and to send my son to kindergarten. I am here to see my girls dance in their dance recitals and to watch my son play in his football games. Others are not so lucky and this is why I continue to walk. Every time I meet a young girl or boy who has lost their mom to breast cancer, I wonder why. Why did their mom die and I lived? Why are my children so lucky to have their mom here with them still, when others have had to watch their moms pass away? I will never know the answer- but I can feel good about keeping up the fight and continuing to walk and raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.

I know that times are very tough right now and that people are losing their jobs and their homes. I also know that cancer does not care about this and that many more women have just been diagnosed with breast cancer during the time I am writing this letter.

Please donate whatever you can to my Dallas 60 mile walk. Those that can’t donate- please send good thoughts my way as I begin my walk November 4-6. The “no blister” thoughts and “no rain” thoughts are the best 😉

Here is a link to donate directly to my walk. I find it the fastest and easiet way to make a donation and I get an email to let me know that I am closer to my goal.

 

 

http://www.the3day.org/site/TR/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?px=1205914&pg=personal&fr_id=1622

Thanks again,

Courtney Lercara Zinszer
Owner and Founder of Pinkwings.com
2-time breast cancer survivor
12-time 3-Day walker

I am walking again in 2011! This year the Pink Wings Team will be walking in Dallas. Please consider making a donation. Here is the link:
http://www.the3day.org/site/TRC/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?pg=peditor&fr_id=1622&px=1205914
I walked in my 11th 3-Day 60 mile walk in Chicago August 6-8th, 2010. Team Pink Wings (there were 37 of us) raised nearly $90,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Thanks to all of you who donated. We were the number one team for fundraising in all the country for the Chicago Walk!
My sister and I were interviewed for the news here in Oregon about our committment in the fight against breast cancer and the 3 Day walks we participate in. To view the newsclip and other press about Courtney and Pink Wings, just go to this link: http://pinkwings.com/press.htm
Thanks for helping me to Make a Difference in the fight against breast cancer!
To donate to my 3 day walk- go to this link: http://www.the3day.org/site/TRC/2011/DallasFortWorthEvent2011?pg=peditor&fr_id=1622&px=1205914

Pink Wings Raises $88,000. for Breast Cancer Research

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Pink Wings Team, Chicago 2010

Hi,

Team Pink Wings was the number 1 team in the country for the 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk For The Cure in Chicago last week. We raised nearly $88,000! We had 33 walkers and 4 crew members. Our team was made up of men and women, veterans and virgins (walkers that is), sisters, mothers, daughters, co-workers and friends.

We plan to have another big team in Seattle for the 2011 3-Day walk. Come join us!

– Courtney


Team Pink Wings Co-Captain On Stage

2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 26-28, 2010 Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in  Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the conference website at www.youngsurvivorsconference.org to get more information or to register for the event.
To participate in the The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2010 please go to: www.avonwalk.org The schedule is as follows:

Houston April 10-11th, 2010
Washington DC May 1-2, 2010
Boston May 15-16th, 2010
Chicago June 5-6th, 2010
Rocky Mountain (Denver) June 26-27th, 2010
San Francisco July 10-11th, 2010
Santa Barbara September 11-12th, 2010
New York October 16-17th, 2010
Charlotte, North Carolina October 23-24th, 2010

The 2010 Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure Schedule:
To participate in The Breast Cancer 3-Day 2010, please go to www.the3day.org to register or call 800-996-3DAY to register over the phone.
The schedule for 2010 is as follows:
Boston July 23-25, 2010  Pink Wings has a team in Boston
Cleveland July 30-Aug. 1, 2010
Chicago August 6-8, 2010 Courtney & Team Pink Wings will walk in Chicago
Michigan August 13-15, 2010
Twin Cities August 20-22, 2010
Denver August 27-29, 2010
Seattle September 24-26, 2010 Pink Wings has a team in Seattle
San Francisco Bay Area October 1-3, 2010
Washington, DC October 8-10, 2010
Philadelphia October 15-17, 2010
Atlanta October 22-24, 2010
Tampa Bay October 29-31, 2010
Dallas/Fort Worth Worth November 5-7, 2010
Arizona November 12-14, 2010
San Diego November 19-21, 2010
May 8, 2010 The Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancers Los Angeles is May 8, 2010
June 24-26, 2010 Annual FORCE Conference:
www.facingourrisk.org
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
FORCE’s 5th annual symposium on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer will take place June 24th to 26th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. We welcome anyone concerned about hereditary cancer: cancer survivors, high-risk individuals, those with a BRCA mutation or family history of cancer, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients. Please go to www.facingourrisk.org to register or for more information.
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