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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

 

         

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!

Pink Wings August Newsletter and Specials

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What an amazing summer this has been.  I have had a “List of things to do before I die” up on my bulletin board that I wrote when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996.

The first thing on my list was- I Want To:

1.Go to Africa

Well- it took more than 15 years…but I finally realized my dream and took that trip to Africa. It was a lot of planning, but so well worth it. I took my oldest daughter with me and we spent nearly a month in east Africa (Kenya and Tanzania).  We went on 3 safaris, did a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara, visited a pre-school in the slums of Nairobi, spent 4 days on the Island of Zanzibar, rode a camel on the beach, saw incredible animals and met the most amazing people. This was a trip of a lifetime!  I urge all of my Pink Wings customers to make their Bucket List and start checking things off that list. My list helps me to remember what is important to me and keeps me focused on my dreams.

The Avon Walks, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life and 3-Day walks are well under way now and for those of you that need pink ribbon items for fundraising- I have tons of it! There are over 200 ribbon awareness pins to choose from, dozens of awareness key chains, socks, totes, lanyards, car magnets and silicone bracelets.  I also have Pink Ribbon Fundraising Kits.  All of the Wicking Pink Ribbon Shirts are now in and they look fantastic. They come in Black, White and Pink and in sizes Small-2XL. I also have some with Survivor on them in all 3 colors. Shirts run a little small, so you may want to order up one size.  These shirts are also available for teams at a quantity discount. Email me at info@pinkwings.com for more info and pricing for teams.

The arm warmers are still on sale for just $10 a pair. I have also kept the

wholesale and fundraising pricing down on these.  Arm Warmers are great to purchase for your entire team or your business to wear for pink ribbon awareness. Some walkers like to wear these as leg warmers too (they will go from your knee to your ankle).

Pink Wings children's arm warmersThe children’s arm warmers are now in stock and are also available at fundraising and wholesale pricing. They are $10 each and will be on the Pink Wings website soon. The children’s arm warmers do not come in Pink Ribbon They are available in 6 different colors/styles including black, grey, red and white stripe, and multi-color stripe with a crystal peace sign. So Cute!!

Our new Africa pink ribbon pin is in stock and will not only have proceeds going to breast cancer, but will also have proceeds going to sponsor a child at a pre-school in Nairobi.  Order yours today!

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Our new pink ribbon lanyards are also in stock. Order yours in Pink or Gradient Pink (goes from light pink to dark pink). They are just $10 each and will be great to put your name badge on for work or to put your keys on.

August Specials– Purchase our new Pink Wings shirt by August 21, 2012 (wicking or v-neck with the ribbon and wings design) and get free Pink Ribbon items including: Pink Wings pink ribbon bandana, a Bling Pink ribbon pin, silicone pink ribbon bracelet, pink ribbon knee socks and a pink ribbon temporary tattoo. That is over $25 worth of free goodies!!  This would be great for your Pink Ribbon walking team!  

Order by August 21 and type in August2012 to get 15% off your RETAIL order (this is not good on wholesale or fundraising orders).

**Please note that donations will not be made from orders getting 15% off.

The 15% CAN be combined with the free goodies special!

For customers with fundraising or wholesale accounts: Type in August10 to get 10% off your order when ordering by August 21, 2012.

We are continuing to sell the pins at fundraising pricing with a minimum order of just 50 pins (you can mix and match your pins to get to 50).  This is a great way to raise funds for your organization or walk!

August Events:

August 17-19, 2012

I will be doing a Pink Wings booth at the Salem Play for the Cure again this year. This is a fantastic tournament that has raised thousands and thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness. If you are in the area, come out to Wallace Marine Park in Salem, Oregon and visit the Pink Wings booth!

Custom Pins, key chains, lanyards, tattoos, silicone bracelets or charms/ pendants: Please go to Pinkwings.com and click on the Custom Items link to get more information about how Pink Wings can help your team or organization to make great quality custom items for your next walk or event. Minimums and pricing information are on the website.  Here are some of our Ribbon Awareness Pins:

       

    

 

Our children’s Camo Pink Ribbon shirt and our adult Camo crystal ribbon hat:

Pink Wings Pins 2012

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

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Pink Wings April Newsletter and Specials

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I hope everyone is having a fantastic spring.  My family and I have been enjoying time on the ski slopes together nearly every weekend. My young kids are also busy with dance competitions and soccer games. My oldest daughter is finishing up with her freshman year at the University of San Diego.  Time is flying by! It is hard to believe that she was just 3 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time.

The new pins are now in at Pink Wings. We have all pins in stock except for the Black Bust Pink Ribbon pin, which is sold out again. As the walk season begins, more orders are coming in for the Pink Wings Fundraising Kits

SKU #1270  and SKU# 1004 .

The Pins in Bulk (SKU #1285, and SKU #1329) are also great. You can mix and match the pins you purchase to maximize your fundraising. These are great items to sell when raising money for your upcoming events.  We also have tons of pink ribbon knee socks in stock. They are available in white, black, grey or pink and can be purchased at discount pricing when ordering in bulk. These are fantastic for walk teams, dance teams, cheerleaders, soccer, volleyball, soft ball and basketball teams!

We still have a few of the pink ribbon hoodies for sale in Pink.  I have just 5 left and they are all size small. I also have a few hoodies in Periwinkle Blue (sizes XL and 3XL only). The Periwinkle blue hoodies run big. We also have the 2-tone Zip hoodies available in all sizes (S-2XL). The Zip Hoodie runs small- so it is best to buy one size larger than you normally wear. I have 2 of the children’s hoodies left in size small only (it fits a girl size 3-4). Buys yours today!!

The Tye Dye Pink Ribbon Shirts in Pink and Black (SKU# 1681), the Camo Pink Ribbon shirt (SKU #1478), and the Faith Burn Out shirt (SKU# 1131) all continue to be big sellers.

We will have a new Pink Wings Pink Ribbon shirt available in May. It will come in Survivor with Pink Ribbon, or just Pink Ribbon. Colors available will be Black or White.

If your team is looking for cute pink ribbon shirts to wear at your event- I do bulk pricing on the Pink Wings shirts. Most come in sizes S-2XL and the camo comes up to a 3XL. I will also send you Pink Wings temporary tattoos for your team for each shirt ordered. Email me at info@pinkwings.com for more information and pricing.

Don’t forget to check out our new Co-Survivor Pink Ribbon pins. These are great for those that have supported a woman (or man) going through treatments for breast cancer. They come in 3 styles.   

Our butterfly ribbon pin now comes in 3 colors; pink, teal and purple.

  

Upcoming Breast Cancer Walk Events:

May 5, 2012- The Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York

May 12, 2012- The Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles

Since the inception of the EIF Revlon Run/Walk in 1994, over $65 million has been distributed to support pioneering research, deliver diagnostic treatment services for medically under-served women, and provide psycho-social & financial support to women facing cancer and their loved ones.

Go to this link to register or to learn more about the Revlon Run/Walk.

http://www.eifoundation.org/content/eif-revlon-run-walk-2012

The Avon Walks start up April 21-22, 2012 The first walk is in Houston.

There will be 9 Avon Walks this year through out the country. Go to this link to register or to get more information.

http://www.avonwalk.org/

The Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure (a 60 mile walk) starts up again with their first event July 27-29, 2012 in Boston. There will be 14 walks this year through out the country.  I have completed 12 of these walks and I am absolutely a 3-Day walk addict.  I love meeting new friends, traveling to new places and raising funds in the fight against breast cancer. There is a $25 registration discount if you sign up by April 30th. The discount code is SAVE25.

To find out more or to register for the 3-Day Walk, go to this link.

http://www.the3day.org/site/PageServer

Pink Wings April Specials

Purchase any shirt or hoodie at RETAIL pricing by April 30, 2012 and get a free Peace Heart Cure pink ribbon pin, a Knock Out Cancer pink ribbon lanyard, a Believe silicone pink ribbon bracelet, and a Pink Wings temporary tattoo for free. This is over $18 of FREE Pink Wings pink ribbon product! Put the words April Special in the order comments at check out.

   

 

Get 15% off any RETAIL order by typing APRIL15 in the COUPON CODE box at check out.

Pink Wings Pins 2012I am attaching a link to the Pink Wings Pink Ribbon Pin Sheets and the All Colors Pin Sheets to this newsletter. For our stores and our fundraisers: these are fantastic to print out as it makes it easier to place your order. It is also great to show your customers the pins we have available. You can pre-sell the pins and then place your order. Please note that not ALL of the Pink Wings pins are on these sheets. I have not added ALL of the state/city walk pink ribbon pins or the dated pink ribbon pins.

For information (and pricing) on how to create your own custom pins, key chains, charms/pendants, silicone bracelets, lanyards or temporary tattoos for your store, event, or team, please go to www.pinkwings.com and click on the link on the left that says Custom Items.

If you have an idea for a pin that you think Pink Wings should create- please feel free to send me an email. This is how some of the Pink Wings pins have come about- from our wonderful Pink Wings customers like you!

Have a fantastic week,

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

Pink Wings February Newsletter and Specials

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

I have some adorable pink ribbon with heart lapel pins that are great for the month of February.  One is a pink ribbon with glitter hearts, another is a heart with wings and the word Courage and lastly is a ribbon with red heart and wings and the word “Co-Survivor”. I also have a “Peace Heart Cure” pin with an adorable glitter red heart in the center. The “What is in your Heart?”  necklace, as well as the “What is in your Soul” necklace make beautiful gifts.  The pink ribbon toggle bracelet has a heart on it as well as one of the pairs of the pink ribbon knee socks.  For the Survivor in your life I have the sterling silver Survivor necklace that also has a sterling silver heart charm on it. It is on sale from $45 to just $25.  During the month of February- you will also get a free heart pink ribbon lapel pin with the purchase of the Sterling Silver Survivor necklace. These all make great gifts for the survivor or supporter in your life!

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February Special-

I am offering a Pink Ribbon Combo for the month of February.

Buy any ADULT shirt in STOCK at RETAIL pricing and receive free pink ribbon goodies.  There is no limit to the amount of combos you can purchase.

Your combo will include- pink ribbon stretch bracelet with earrings, pink ribbon key chain, pink ribbon low cut socks, pink ribbon lanyard, pink ribbon tattoo and a pink ribbon pin of your choice. Please be sure to write “Combo” and the name of the pin you want in the order comments at check out.  If no pin is named- you will get the Peace Heart Cure Pink Ribbon pin. This is $30 worth of free product with your purchase of a shirt.

This offer is for RETAIL orders only and will not be honored on Fundraising or Wholesale pricing.

Super Size your combo with the purchase of a Hoodie and receive 2 of every item in the combo. That is $60 worth of free product with the purchase of a hoodie!!  I have only size small hoodies left in the pink pullover and size XL and 3XL left in the Periwinkle blue hoodies. The blue hoodie runs big.  I have the 2 tone zip hoodie available in all size Small- 2XL. The zip hoodie runs small. Consider ordering 1 size up.

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This offer is for RETAIL orders only and will not be honored on Fundraising or Wholesale pricing.

Fundraisers and Wholesalers- be sure to check out our FUNDRAISING KITS (SKU# 1270 and SKU# 1004). These kits have TONS of great pink ribbon items to sell for your fundraising or in your store.  The kits are $130 and $150. When selling the items at $5 each (and the pins at $10 each) your profit should be $400-$450.

KIDS SHIRTS-

Be sure to check out our kids pink ribbon shirts. Many are on close out and some are selling below our cost- while supplies last.  I only have 2 of the pink ribbon hoodies for girls left (size is youth small and fits children 2-3 years old).

CUSTOM PINS-

We are getting ready to place another CUSTOM PIN ORDER. If your team, organization or business would like to see your logo or idea become a lapel pin- please go to the CUSTOM ITEMS section (from the front page of the Pinkwings.com website) for more information and pricing.  We can do as few as 50 pins and as many as 10,000.

UPCOMING EVENTS-

The Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Cancer is just around the corner. I will have a Pink Wings booth with all my  new pins and shirts at this fantastic conference being held in New Orleans. For more information about the conference go to http://www.c4yw.org/

Lastly- I received tons of emails and calls with all the press about KOMEN in the last couple of weeks. I will continue with my fundraising for KOMEN as I am looking for a cure in my lifetime.  I will be walking in my 13th Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk in 2012.  I will continue to participate in the Portland Race for the Cure. I am hoping that others will continue to support Komen and the wonderful work they are doing.  My political views are not important, whether I am Pro- Life or Pro- Choice. I am PRO- FIND A CURE J

Have a great February!!!

Courtney

www.pinkwings.com

310-663-0482 (please feel free to call with any questions)

Pink Wings January Newsletter and Specials

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The New Year is here and I am hoping this will be a healthy and happy year for my wonderful Pink Wings customers.

Please make a New Year’s resolution to schedule your mammograms and other screenings, as early detection is the best prevention. I had my first colonoscopy in December (2 years earlier than recommended) as my grandmother died of colon cancer and my mom is currently just finishing up her chemo treatments for colon cancer. I am glad I did this early, as I had to have 1 polyp removed. I now have to go in every 5 years instead of every 10- but that is a lot better than waiting and getting a diagnosis of cancer.

December was slow for Pink Wings, but I did have fun doing a radio show with my sister in Salem, Oregon about being a young survivor. My sister talked about being a Previvor, having had both her breasts removed without having a cancer diagnosis due to her BRCA2 status and my diagnosis.  We were also able to talk about the wonderful organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered- www.facingourrisk.org )

Edna Photos:Edna and her little friend.jpgOn a sad note- I lost my wonderful friend, Edna, to breast cancer in December.  She had just turned 40 on November 6th.  I met her at the Young Breast Cancer Survivor Conference about 10 years ago when she was first diagnosed. After 8 years cancer free, Edna was diagnosed again in September of 2010.  She fought long and hard. Edna was a black belt in Karate & the Karate Girl Pink Ribbon pin was designed from a photo of her. I donated the proceeds of the sales of the pin to help with Edna’s expenses and over $1,000 was raised in just 36 hours. I was touched to find out that an image of the Karate Girl Pink Ribbon Pin will be etched on Edna’s tombstone. Here is a photo of Edna with a little friend.

 

 

 

 

Pink Wings Specials:

To start off 2012 with a good deal, Pink Wings is again offering a buy one get one free special for RETAIL orders.  Please type in BOGO in the shipping comments at check out to get this special.

Buy a pin, key chain, bracelet, tote bag, pair of socks, cell phone bling, pink ribbon scarf, gloves or hat and glove set and get your second one for free. Second item will be exactly the same as the first item ordered. For example: you pay for a Bling Pink Ribbon Pin- you will get another Bling Pink Ribbon Pin for free,  (unless you write in the order comments at check out that there is a different item you want -for example: you would rather get a motorcycle pink ribbon pin for your free one).  If you pay for 4 pins, you will receive 8 (getting 4 free.) Please do not pay for the extra 4 pins. If you have any questions about this special- please feel free to call or email me first, before placing your order.

Email is info@pinkwings.com and phone is 310-663-0482.  Make sure to type in BOGO in the shipping comments at check out or you will not receive your free items.

I am also offering 20% off your RETAIL order until January 30th. Please write in JAN20 for your Coupon Code at check out.  As we are giving you 20% off, we will NOT send 20% to your walk or event as a donation. If you would rather have the 20% go to your event instead of as a discount to your order- please mention that in the shipping comments.

Please note- you can get both the BOGO and 20% off on your orders, as long as you type in JAN20 in the Coupon Code and type BOGO in the shipping comments at check out. There is no limit to the amount of items you can order- but this is for RETAIL orders only and is not available for our wholesale and fundraising customers.

I am also continuing to sell through the last of the 4 Ribbon Hoodies. pink hoodie .jpgperiwinkle hoodie .jpg

I have the pink pullover hoodie available in size small only…and there are just a few left. I have the Periwinkle Blue 4 Ribbon pullover hoodie available in sizes XL and 3XL only.  The Periwinkle hoodie runs big. With the purchase of the Pink or Periwinkle Blue 4 Ribbon pullover hoodie,
you will get a free Retro Pink Ribbon Pin, Stretch Bracelet with earrings, Spinner Pink Ribbon Key Chain, pink ribbon scarf, pink ribbon Find the Cure lanyard, pink ribbon low cut socks and a pink ribbon bandana for free. This is $40 worth of free pink ribbon items with a $45 purchase!  This special is good while supplies last, as I will not be restocking these hoodies. Once they are gone- the special is over. These hoodies are great for training during the winter months for your 3-Day or Avon Walks for Breast Cancer. They are also great to keep you warm during your Relay for Life.

 

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!

I have some adorable pink ribbon with heart lapel pins that are great for the month of February.  One is a pink ribbon with glitter hearts, another is a heart with wings and the word Courage and lastly is a ribbon with red heart and wings and the word “Co-Survivor”. I also have a “Peace Heart Cure” pin with an adorable glitter red heart in the center. The “What is in your Heart?”  necklace, as well as the “What is in your Soul” necklace make beautiful gifts.  The pink ribbon toggle bracelet has a heart on it as well as one of the pairs of the pink ribbon knee socks. These all make great gifts for the survivor or supporter in your life!

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Pink Ribbon Fundraising:

Remember to check out our great fundraising kits.

Ask about bulk pricing for your fundraisers on our pins and key chains. Sign up for a fundraising account today!

Not just a pink ribbon website!

Pink Wings is now carrying many of our popular pins in colors other than pink. We have blue, teal, orange, grey, white, yellow, gold, etc.  We can also make any of our ribbons into whatever color you need for your run, fundraiser, event, business or organization.  The minimum amount to make a new pin is 50 (I cannot bring in just 1 or 2 of a new pin).

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Custom items:

Check out the info for Custom Items.  Go to www.pinkwings.com and click on the link on the left that says Custom Items.  We can make custom pins, key chains, silicone bracelets and lanyards for your team or organization.  These items can be any color ribbon. If you see a pin on the Pink Wings website that you like, but would like to add a name, date, or logo, we can do that.  We can also take your team or business logo and make a pin or key chain. If you have an idea for a pin- we can do that too. Minimum order for pins is 50. There is a mold fee for each different design. Minimum order for lanyards or silicone bracelets is 1,000. There is no mold fee or set up fee for lanyards or bracelets.

Upcoming Events:

I am very excited about upcoming events.  My first booth will be in New Orleans at the Conference for Young Woman with Breast Cancer. I am flying out a bit early as I have never been to New Orleans before and I can’t wait to explore the city.  I will be meeting my girlfriend Lexi, from Australia, who is also a young survivor.  The conference will be from February 24-26, 2012.  Here is a link to the conference website for more information: http://www.c4yw.org/

The following weekend I will be in Las Vegas for the Power Symposium and the weekend after that, I will travel to Orlando, Florida for the Essentially Women Trade Show. I love getting the chance to fly around and meet my customers.  It is also nice to get out of the rain here in Oregon.

I have signed up to walk in the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk in August of 2012. It will be my 13th walk.  There is a possibility that I may go on a Safari to Africa this summer- if I do that- I may need to pass on doing a 3-Day Walk this year.  Going to Africa has been on my “List of things to do before I die” since my first diagnosis with breast cancer in 1996. I think it is about time that I make this dream a reality! If any of my fantastic customers have info on a great Safari, or decent pricing for a Safari- please contact me at Courtney@pinkwings.com

On a closing note:

I love that they have Make A Wish Foundation for children with terminal illnesses, however, I feel that it is important to make wishes come true every year for your children and yourself.  It is a fact- we will all die someday, and many of us will pass away suddenly. Life is precious and we should make the most of our time here on Earth.  I ask my children- “What is a wish that you have?” and then I try to make it happen. 2 years ago, my girls wanted to be in a parade and my son wanted to ride on a Ferris Wheel.  Within the month of them telling me this, I got an email from AYSO saying they were looking for kids from the soccer teams to ride on the AYSO float in an upcoming parade…and after the parade- there was a festival with a Ferris Wheel. I made their wishes come true on the same day. The next wish the girls had was to go to Maui. We have been over twice now. My oldest daughter wished to go to the University of San Diego. She is starting her 2nd semester there this week. This wish will cost me a lot over the next 4 years J  One of my 9 year olds told me that her next wish is to eat a crepe at the top of the Eiffle Tower in Paris.  We just took her passport photos and I will try to make this happen in the next year or two. My wishes over the years have included buying a house, adopting children, quitting my teaching job, building a big Pink Wings Team for a 3-Day walk and going to Africa. It takes time (and money) to make these wishes come true- but it feels great! Take the time to have a conversation with your kids, your spouse, your parents, yourself…and make a wish come true in 2012!

Happy New Year,

Courtney

www.pinkwings.com

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

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk in Chicago, 2010

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Hi,

Well, todays the day. I am leaving for Chicago for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk. This will be my 11th 3 Day walk in the past 11 years. I am proud to say that my team Pink Wings has remained the #1 team in the entire country for fundraising and we just hit $80,000 last night with more money coming in. I can’t even believe what a great feeling this is- to know that I am helping to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

For those of you that have donated- THANKS!!!! I can’t continue to do this without you.

For those of you that have not yet donated- there is still time. However, today is the last day that the money will count towards what they announce onstage Friday night for the money our team has raised.

I am less than a couple hundred short of my goal of $2,300. I have been donating money I have raised at events to other team members and to my 16 year old daughter who is walking with me again this year and just met her goal last night!

At this point- if you can even donate just $5 or $10 it would get me that much closer to my goal. If you are unable to donate, please just do me a favor and keep team Pink Wings in your thoughts this weekend for a safe, great weather, no blister walk!!

Thanks again for helping me to make a difference!

Here is the link to donate:

http://www.the3day.org

or you can send a check written out to Susan G. Komen f3 Day for the Cure

and mail it to me at

Courtney Lercara Zinszer
1934 W. Thornton Lake Dr. NW
Albany, OR 97321

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

I am walking my 11th 3-Day 60 mile walk in Chicago August 6-8th, 2010. Team Pink Wings (there are 39 of us) has already raised over $60,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure this year. Thanks to all of you who donated. We are the number one team for fundraising in all the country for the Chicago Walk!
My sister and I were just 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

Whats New : April 2007

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April 2007

Well Pink Wings will be celebrating 5 years on the internet this October, and we are up and running as strong as ever. We now ship to customers all over the world, including: all of the United States and Puerto Rico, Australia, England, Ireland, Scottland and Germany.

2007 has brought MANY new products. We have over 70 original custom Cloisonne Pink Ribbon pins.  These now include; animals, sports, our popular dated pink ribbon walk pins, annual bust pins, city/state pink ribbon walk pins, and OUR version of the pink ribbon. With so many new pins, people often ask us which is the most popular. And the answer is….the oh so popular Martini Pink Ribbon pin.  This pin continues to out sell every other pink ribbon pin we have, with the Paisley Pink Ribbon pin as a close runner up.

Pink Wings is turning some of our most popular designs into keychains, t-shirts, tattoos and hats. This year- we took our 4 original pink ribbon pins and put them together to make our new “Ribbons 4 A Cure” logo.  This logo now comes on onesies, youth t-shirts, adult t-shirts, and our Hoodie sweatshirt.  This Hoodie is selling so quickly, we are having a difficult time keeping it in stock!!

A book called “Foot Soldiers- Stories of the Breast Cancer 3-Day” came out last year and the Los Angeles chapter is my story. I now carry this book on my website. The auther, Dr. Deborah Douglas, is a breast cancer survivor who lives in Texas. Deborah walked in all of the 3-Day walks in 2004. Way to go Deborah!!

One of our Pink Wings customers is an amazing artist in Denver, Colorado.
I was excited when Evette contacted me to tell me that 2 of the pins we made for her are now in the gift shop at the Denver Museum! Way to go Evette!!! You can view her pins in the Pink Wings Store in the “Custom Pin” section. They are “Celebration” and “Embrace”. We just sent Evette her latest pin titled “Hope” for the Day of Caring event in Denver next month.

Pink Wings continues to participate in events almost monthly through out the year…and sometimes weekly.  We start our year with a Pink Wings booth at the fabulous Young Survivor Conference. Last year’s event was in Denver, Colorado.  This year was the 7th Annual conference and it was held in Arlington, Virginia.  It is such a great event to rekindle friendships, meet new people and learn about the latest info for young survivors. Dikla and her Los Angeles group were all there. Courtney- one of the youngest survivors I have met (20 years old) was at the conference again this year, and I met so many new young survivors. Hello to Christy and her mom…2 of the wilder women I met at the conference this year. Fellow young survivors (and my roommates for this event) Tiffany G. and Debra D. helped me out at the booth in Arlington.  Thanks ladies- I couldn’t have done it without your help!

From Arlington- I flew straight to Las Vegas for another conference, The National Consortium of Breast Centers. This was my first year at this event and I met a lot of new ladies from all over the country. This was another great conference for Pink Wings. Victoria Tashman- founder of Pink-Link.org introduced me to this event. Thanks Vicki!

In March, I drove back to Los Angeles with my family for our Spring Break.
By the end of the week- I needed a vacation from my vacation. First of all-it is almost a 20 hour drive and I am in a Yukon XL with my husband, 3 young daughters and my baby boy.

I started the week with a Boutique at The Ezralow Group in Calabasas to help their team raise money for the Revlon Run/ Walk.  We love the Ezralow ladies and enjoy getting together to do events with them. The Ezralow team looks great all decked out in pink ribbon jewelry and apparel supplied by Pink Wings. Thanks Judy, Cindi, Carmen and Georgia. Two of the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer 8 city walkers came out to see me. Thanks Martha and Renae for your support!

2 days later- we were in Compton at 6:30 AM for another event at the Southern California Gas Company. This was our 2nd boutique with the So.
Cal. Gas Company and we are well received there. We look forward to going back again next year. Thanks Ana and Angie for another successful event.

Later that day we headed to Universal for another event and then to Anaheim at 7AM the next morning for our last event.

On the days in between my events- I drove from one doctor appt. to the next. I have kept all of my doctors in L.A.  I did my mammogram, bone density test, oncology appt. and blood work. I am a 10 year survivor and I want to keep it that way- so I deligently go to my appts. every 6 months or every year!  Please make sure to make your yearly mammogram appointment!! Early detection saves lives!!

So now it is April and I leave for the ONS conference in Las Vegas next week. In May, I head out to Los Angeles again.  Then on to St. Louis, Missouri for the Essentially Women Focus On the Future conference and back to Los Angeles again for the Revlon Run/Walk for Women.

Sheryl Crow will be the host of the Revlon Walk this year. I have been wanting to meet Sheryl for years as it was her songs that got me through all of my surgeries related to breast cancer. Every time that I went in for a surgery I took my walkman in with me. Yes- this was in the days before the IPOD. The song that I listened to as I went under for every surgery was “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow.

May 18th and 19th, I will have a booth at the 2nd Annual FORCE conference in Tampa Bay, Florida. This is a great conference for anyone with the
BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.  There is no other conference out there like this.

In July I will be walking my 2nd Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 40-mile walk in San Francisco. My first walk was in L.A. This year I have decided to join the Avon Mini Walks Team. This fantastic group of walkers is raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and education. Great job Renae!

In August, I will be walking in my 9th Breast Cancer 3-Day 60-mile Walk for Breast Cancer. I am walking in Chicago this year. Last year I walked in Michigan. I am hoping that my sister will join me. She helped me with a garage sale to raise money for my walk and we raised nearly $1,000 for breast cancer! Thanks Erin!!

If you would like to donate to one of my upcoming walks- please go to the Donate link on this website and it will take you to my donation pages for both the Avon Walk and the Breast Cancer 3-Day. Any amount is greatly appreciated!

On September 23rd, my family and I will be participating in the Portland “Race For the Cure” for the 2nd year in a row. Last year we had a team of
14 family members at this event. We had a blast!!  Pink Wings will also have a booth at the Health Expo in Portland on the days before the walk.

On September 29, Pink Wings will be in Tampa Bay, Florida at the FACTORS Breast Cancer Conference for the 2nd year in a row.

On October 6th, Pink Wings will be a part of “Walk for the Cause”. This is a 3.5-mile walk for breast cancer sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Albany (Oregon). As a member of the Soroptimist International of Albany I get to help with the planning of this event.
Last year, Jennifer Lyon was the grand marshal of the event. She was one of the contestants of the television show “Survivor: Palau”. Jennifer is a young breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed at the age of 33. I am excited to see who will be the Grand Marshal of the event this year.

On Oct 16th, I will be going to Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Conference. This will be my 3rd year at this event.  I am so impressed by all that the PA Breast Cancer Coalition is doing for Breast Cancer. This conference is always a good one.

In November, I will be traveling to Arizona and San Diego for the 3-Day Walks. I love to cheer on the walkers, and I love to see them in Pink Wings gear! Over the years I have met so many of the walkers who come back and participate in the events year after year. There are many 3-Day addicts out there….and I am one of them. I can’t imagine life without the 3-Day and Avon Walks!

Well-that will be my year!

If you would like to learn more about any of these events, please go to the Links page or Upcoming Events page on my website. Most of these events have web sites that I am linked up to.

Have a great year and thank you for joining Pink Wings in raising awareness and money for Breast Cancer!

If you know of a gift store or a breast cancer center that you would like to see carry Pink Wings product, please have them check out the Pink Wings site or email me with their name and number.

If you know of an upcoming event that you would like to see a Pink Wings booth at, please contact me at courtney@pinkwings.com

If you need a speaker at an upcoming event- feel free to contact me.

Courtney Zinszer
2-time survivor
Owner and Founder
Pinkwings.com

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