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Pink Wings February Newsletter and Specials

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Courtney

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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)

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Pink Wings January Newsletter and Specials

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Courtney

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

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Pink Wings December Newsletter and Specials

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Courtney

I can’t believe it is the last month of 2011. Pink Wings is closing out the year with a great year-end sale. Get 25% off of your order when purchasing between December 5th and December 12th. Use the code December 25.  Get 20% off of purchases made between December 13th and December 20th.  Use code December 20. Please note that you will get the discount only and no extra donation will be available with these purchases.

Be sure to check out all of our new pins. I am doing an extra special on our pins from December 5th -20th. Buy one, get one free. This is for RETAIL pricing only and for Pink Wings pins only (does not include any pins from the Custom Pin Section that we do for our customers). For each pin that you purchase, you will get a 2nd pin for free.  Please type in BYGO in the shipping comments at time of purchase.

For those that purchase at wholesale or fundraising pricing, you will get a Baker’s dozen (13 pins for every 12 ordered). Please make sure to write in Baker’s Dozen when placing your order. This is a great way to purchase pins for those that have helped you get through your diagnosis and treatments. The pins also make great stocking stuffers, staff gifts, secret Santa gifts, etc. The new Co-Survivor pins will make great gifts and stocking stuffers for your caregivers. A Co-Survivor is someone who gives love and support to a breast cancer survivor. These pins come in 3 different versions. All pins are in stock and ready to ship:

Other new pins include Courage, Hurricane Pink Ribbon Glass, 2012 Walk to End It, and Tutu and Tiara.

Always great for the Holidays, Santa Hat, Christmas Tree, A Ribbon Snowflake, Menorah, Snowflake, Snowboard, and Snow Ski pink ribbon pins:

To view these pins, go to www.pinkwings.com and click on store. Then type the pin name into the search box on the upper right side of the page. You can also call Courtney at 310-663-0482 for help in placing an order.

I have some of the 4 ribbon hoodies still available. These are great quality hoodies. I have size small only in the pink hoodies, and sizes 3XL and XL only in the periwinkle blue hoodies. We will not be restocking this item. Get yours while they last! With 25% off– that brings the hoodies down to $33.75 each. I will also throw in a pink ribbon pin of choice, a pink ribbon stretch bracelet with matching earrings, a pink ribbon scarf and a pink ribbon spinner key chain free with each hoodie ordered (a $25 value) when you mention hoodie special in the order comments at check out.  I have just a couple hoodies left in children’s size 2-3 years. You can also get the special free gifts with a purchase of a children’s size hoodie.   

I have all sizes available (small-2XL) in most of our pink ribbon shirts including Camo (comes to a size Men’s 2XL- which is like a Women’s 3XL), Tye Dye (in pink or black), Faith Burn Out and Gradient T. .

I also have great long sleeve shirts available for the cold winter months in sizes S-2XL including Pink 2fer (also available in black with white sleeves), Pink V-neck, Brown 2fer, and Brown varsity (also available in black) .These shirts are great quality and so soft. You will feel like you are in your pajamas!

   The popular men’s shirt-Tough Guys Wear Pink, is now back in stock in all sizes Small through 3XL. It is also available for men in White (limited number available) and in a boys in black size XS (4-5) and Small (6-8). 

Armies have been a popular seller this fall and they are great for the Avon 2-Day and Susan G. Komen 3-Day walks and training. I have all colors in stock. These are great for your walking teams! I was so cold at my 3-Day walk in Dallas last month that I wore a pair in black on my legs and my white pair on my arms!  If you have an upcoming Relay for Life or Race for the Cure walk- these would be great for you too.

Pink Wings News:

I completed every mile of my 12th 3-Day 60 mile walk in Dallas in November.  It was an amazing walk. It was so cold on Day 1 that there was frost on the ground! As I dropped off my bag with the gear and tent trucks, I finally met Mike Pink Shoes Wingo. This is an amazing man who has been very active in the fight against cancer. We have emailed and face booked for over 5 years- but this was our first time meeting in person. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:28:20111128-111945:IMG_0692.JPG

I walked with Pink Wings teammates Lori and Diane from Chicago. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:30:20111130-084956:PB060145.JPGI also spent much of Day 1 and Day 2 walking with Barbara Jo and new friend Neha. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:29:20111129-140823:CIMG3684.JPGBarbara Jo is a legend. She is 73 and has completed over 125 long distance walks and raised over $1 million dollars in the fight against breast cancer.

The Dallas 3-Day had 2800 walkers and we raised over $7.1 million dollars!

There will be a Pink Wings team crewing the Chicago 3-Day in 2012 and also walking in either San Fran, Philly or Twin Cities. Please contact me if you would like to join our team.

Upcoming Events:

  • In February, I will have a Pink Wings booth in New Orleans at the annual conference for Young Women affected by Breast Cancer.
  • In March, I will be in Las Vegas with a Pink Wings booth for the Power Symposium Tradeshow and in Orlando at the Essentially Women Tradeshow.
  • In May I will be at the Revlon Run Walk for Women’s Cancers.

If you are interested in having Pink Wings come to your breast cancer event, please contact Courtney at info@pinkwings.com

If you are interested in having custom Cloisonne pins (of any style) made for your team, organization or event- please email Courtney at mypinorders@yahoo.com  Please go to Pinkwings.com and click on the link on the right that says Custom Items for more information on min. orders and pricing.  We can do as few as 25 (at $7 each plus a mold fee of $60). All you need is an idea, a logo or a design. Pins are great for businesses, teams, events, individuals in support of a survivor, wedding favors, bridal or baby shower favors, birthday favors, anniversary favors…the list goes on. We can also do custom charms/pendants, key chains, silicone wristbands and lanyards. We can even put cartoon versions of you, your teammates or your family on your pins!

If you are interested in selling Pink Wings items in your store- go to www.pinkribbonwholesale.com for more info and to sign up for a wholesale account. For information on selling Pink Wings items for fundraising- go to www.pinkribbonfundraising.com and sign up for an account. Please note- you can only sign up for one account (either wholesale or fundraising).

Happy Holidays,

Courtney  (310) 663-0482

Pinkwings.com

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Walking 60 Miles again!

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Courtney

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

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Pink Wings September Newsletter and Specials

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Courtney

 

 

Summer is over and the kids are all back in school. I have had a fantastic summer with my family traveling to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Mt. Shasta, Wisconsin, Chicago and Michigan. Some of the highlights:

Camping in our RV at Refugio State Park in Santa Barbara next to the family from the reality TV show “Little People Big World”. 2011:07:08:20110708-220131:CIMG2795.JPGSpending time with Pink Wings teammates in Chicago.2011:08:09:20110809-102148:CIMG3142.JPG

Cheering on walkers in Chicago and Michigan at the 3 Day for the Cure:

2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0377.jpg2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0376.jpg  and hanging out with my cousins and their kids in Michigan and meeting all of their adorable animals. The Alpacas and the puppies were so cute! 2011:08:10:20110810-211353:CIMG3165.JPG2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0362.JPG. We ended our trip with a speedboat tour of Chicago on the last day of our vacation. What a blast!  I hope you all have had time to enjoy your summer with the special people in your life.

My last trip of the summer was taking my 18-year-old daughter to San Diego to move her into the dorms at the University of San Diego.  I can’t believe she is already in college. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and again in 1998- my daughter was just 3 and then 5 years old. I sometimes wondered if I would be alive to see her graduate from high school and begin college. I am so happy to be here to share this special time with her!

There was a fantastic article in the Oregonian Newspaper about me and my sister and the struggle we face with the knowledge of our breast cancer gene mutation. It was on the front page of the Sunday paper on the day of the Portland Race for the Cure! Here is the link to view the article: www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/09/oregon_sisters_struggle_with_k.html

I am gearing up for what will be our busy time as October and Breast Cancer Awareness month are just around the corner. Many new pins have arrived including: Peace Heart Cure, Pink Butterfly, and Purple Butterfly.  We also have a great Karate key chain with the pink ribbon and teal ribbon (for Ovarian cancer) and the words Kick with FORCE (for facing our risk of cancer empowered).

Our Football pink ribbon pins will be arriving in just a week.

We are keeping busy, designing custom pins for teams, organizations and businesses. If you have a logo, an idea or a slogan that you would like to see on a pin- check out our custom pin pricing at www.pinkwings.com  Click on the link on the left that says Custom Items.   We have the popular pink ribbon knee socks back in stock. These are fantastic for cheerleaders, dance teams, volleyball, basketball and soccer teams raising awareness for breast cancer in October. They are also great for walkers. The knee socks are $10 a pair or $5 a pair when purchased by the dozen. I will also be getting more of the pink ribbon sweat bands in for October. The football teams love these!  I have new pink ribbon ankle socks and crew socks, gloves and glove and hat sets with pink ribbons.  We are carrying many of the ribbon awareness pins in other colors now including teal, grey, white, gold, blue, purple, orange and green.

I have tons of the Faith Burn Out pink ribbon shirts in stock as well as the long sleeve shirts. We will have a new black with white sleeve 2fer pink ribbon shirt on the website soon. We are selling out of our brown with pink sleeve 2 fer shirts. Get them while they last!

  • Pink Wings Schedule:

    We have been very busy attending events with more to come.

  • August 19-20

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  • September 16-17

    Pink Wings booth at the Komen Health Expo in Portland, Oregon.

  • September 25th

    Cure with FORCE fundraiser

    Karate for the kids and shopping for the moms in West Salem, Oregon from 1-4pm. Please contact me for more information at Courtney@pinkwings.com

  • October 1

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

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

  • October 11

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

  • November 4-6

    I will be walking in the Dallas Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day for the Cure with the Pink Wings Team.

    If you are interested in joining our team for this walk, please email me at Courtney@pinkwings.com

    If you would like to donate to my walk, please click here: the3day.org.

Not only am I raising money for Susan G. Komen for my 3-Day walk, I am also raising money for FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). This is a wonderful organization for women at high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer. If you would like to make a donation to FORCE, please email me at Courtney@pinkwings.com, or go to  www.facingourrisk.org for more information.  We are also selling Silpada Jewelry with 95% of the proceeds being donated back to FORCE. To purchase Silpada Jewelry and help out FORCE, go to the Silpada link. At check out go to the September 25th party and look for the name Erin Hurley or FORCE to make sure that we get the credit.  www.mysilpada.com/ilana.mitchell

Our First Pink Wings Contest:

I have decided to have our first Pink Wings Pin Contest. If you have an idea for the Pink Wings 2012 Walk Pink Ribbon Pin, you can scan and email it to me at mypinorders@yahoo.com Feel free to look at the Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbons from other years on the Pinkwings.com website. The pin should have a pink ribbon, a saying and 2012 on it. You can submit as many ideas as you want. The winning 2012 Pink Ribbon Pin will be decided by year’s end. The winner will receive   100 free pink ribbon pins and will have their pin idea become the Pink Wings 2012 Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbon pin. Please note, artwork will become the property of Pink Wings as we will take the #1 idea and make it our 2012 pink ribbon pin.

On a sad note- my mom, Lucy, was just diagnosed with Colon Cancer in August.  She has had surgery and will start chemo next month. This is the disease that killed her mother many years ago. Any prayers or good wishes from my wonderful Pink Wings customers would be greatly appreciated at this time.

Specials:

Our September special- buy a shirt or hat at RETAIL pricing and get a free flower power pink ribbon pin, affirmation elastic bracelet and a tattoo with purchase. This includes kids shirts. Buy a sweatshirt at RETAIL pricing and you will get all the above mentioned items, plus a free pink ribbon bandana and cell phone bling.  I only have a few kids sweatshirts left. Make sure to mention September Newsletter Special in the comments at check out.

If you are participating in an event (3 Day or Avon Walk, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, etc.) – please make sure to mention your walk event at check out to get 20% from your order donated back to your walk. This does not include shipping, fundraising kits, pins in bulk, custom pins or arm warmers.  This is for retail orders only and will not be included with orders at fundraising or wholesale pricing.

We are selling out of the arm warmers and have limited colors and styles available. Get yours while they last!  They are great for the colder winter months.

Please feel free to contact me for information about fundraising for your organization or event. The fundraising kits and pins in bulk are great for raising money!

Have a Pinktastic day!

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

Courtney@pinkwings.com

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Pink Wings February Specials and New Items

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Pink Wings February Specials and Newsletter

February is more than half way over already and the Conference for Young Women is just a week away.  Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition have created this amazing conference for young women affected by breast cancer and those who support them. The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida this year from February 25-27. Pink Wings will have a booth at this event. If you are a young woman who has been newly diagnosed, you have just finished treatment, or you are years out from your diagnosis- this is a great conference for you. Here is a link to the website to read more about the conference http://www.c4yw.org/
NEW ITEMS

Pink Wings has some amazing new pins coming out next month. We have new Super Survivor, Super Walker and Super Crew pins, a Hula pink ribbon pin and an adorable Frog pink ribbon pin. Our One Step Closer to a Cure pins will now be available with a pink glitter ribbon. We are also introducing more original Pink Wings pins in other cancer awareness colors. Our Angel will now be available in Gold (Childhood Cancer Awareness) as well as the pink and teal angels currently available on the website (Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness). FLAG teal proof 2.jpgOur Bling glitter  ribbon pins will now be available in Gold, Blue, Orange, Purple, Yellow and White or Pearl. These colors represent: Gold-childhood cancers, Blue-prostate cancer, Orange- Leukemia, Purple- all cancer awareness, Relay for Life and pancreatic cancer, Yellow-Bladder Cancer and Support the troops, White-Bone Cancer, Pearl- Lung Cancer.   Our popular Retro ribbon pin will now be available in Purple, Orange and White or Grey (Grey is brain cancer awareness) as well as green (kidney cancer), blue and pink.  We will also start carrying the Flower Power ribbon pin and the Camo Ribbon pin in Purple.  Our awesome Fight Like A Girl pin will now come in Teal for Ovarian Cancer.

Pink Wings

Our Pink Wings pins are great for fundraising. Buy in bulk and sell the pins to help raise money for your events!  These new pins will be on the website soon and available for pre-order.

Please remember that these pins are our own designs and exclusive to the Pink Wings website. We own the copyrights and they are not available for others to copy. However, we do many custom pins for our wonderful Pink Wings customers. Do you have a fun team logo, a cool awareness ribbon idea or a design in mind? If you have a design you would like to see made into a pin, key chain, or charm, please contact me at Courtney@pinkwings.com There is a $55 mold fee. Minimum order is 25 pins.

Specials:

We still have a few pink ribbon fleece jackets for sale in black and also in blue with an embroidered pink ribbon on the left chest. Sizes are going quickly and we will not be restocking these. Get yours for the cold winter months while they last. These come up to a size 2XL. They run big, so the 2XL is more like a 3XL.  Mention Feb. newsletter in the order comments at check out and receive free pink ribbon goodies including a free pink ribbon pin, pink ribbon stretch bracelet with earrings and a pink ribbon lanyard with your order.

Order any pink ribbon shirt, hat or hoodie and receive a free pink ribbon pin, pink ribbon stretch bracelet with earrings and a pink ribbon lanyard with each item ordered. No limit.

Order any of our children’s pink ribbon shirts (they come in white or pink) and receive the free pink ribbon goodies mentioned above with each shirt ordered.

Pink Wings 3 Day teams:  If you are walking in a 3-Day this year, Pink Wings will have several teams for you to join. We will have a team in Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Dallas. Please contact me if you would like to join one of our teams as a walker or crew member.

That’s it for now. Have a great week,

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

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Pink Wings FANTASTIC Holiday Specials and December 2010 Newsletter

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Pink Wings FANTASTIC Holiday Specials and December 2010 Newsletter

Only a couple weeks until Christmas!!

I love spending the holidays with my family and feel so blessed to be healthy again this year.  My prayers go out to my friends and all families who are dealing with cancer during the holiday season. It was at this time in 1996 that I lost my hair and was bald for Christmas.  Merry Christmas to me J.  That seems like such a long time ago and I am so happy that there have been many strides made in the fight to cure breast cancer.  Pink Wings will continue to raise funds and awareness in 2011.

For all of you young breast cancer survivors out there- the annual conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer will be held in Orlando, Florida Feb. 25-27th, . Go to www.C4YW.org for more information about this wonderful conference.

The Annual FORCE conference for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer will be held in June in Orlando, Florida. Go to www.facingourrisk.org for more information.

If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for friends, family, or co-workers, check out the holiday pink ribbon pins exclusive to the Pink Wings website. We have a Christmas Tree pink ribbon pin, a Menorah, a Santa Hat and 2 different snowflake pins.

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The Christmas tree pin and the snowflake pins have glitter colors!  The pins are 1 ¼” tall Cloisonné lapel pins with military clutch backs. These are also great for fundraising!

For the rest of the month I have Hoodies on sale! Purchase a pink pullover Ribbons 4 A Cure hoodie (on SALE in size SMALL only),or a grey hoodie (available in size 3XL only) or a periwinkle blue hoodie (available in sizes L-3XL) for only $25.00! That is a savings of $20!  These make great gifts for the cold winter months.

I also have our raglan 2-tone short sleeve shirt in either light pink or dark pink sleeve (this is a short cap sleeve) on special with Free Pink Ribbon Goodies. For just $24 you will get the shirt (sizes S, M, and L only) a pink ribbon stretch bracelet and earrings, a pink ribbon scarf and a pink ribbon pin. This is over $20 worth of free goodies…so it is like getting the shirt for just $4.00! Hurry- I have just a few shirts left. Please note that they run small- so you may want to order one size up from what you normally wear!  I also have an adorable T-Shirt dress for little girls .

On sale for just $15.00 (plus you will get a free cheerleader or ballerina pink ribbon pin with purchase). The pin and scarf alone sell for over $15! This cute Paisley Pink Ribbon T-Shirt dress is perfect for the little princess in your life. It is a one size fits all t-shirt dress and will fit most girls who wear size 3 to size 8. Older/ taller girls will need to pair this with leggings as the t-shirt dress may not be long enough. T-Shirt dress comes in Pink (as shown) or White with an embroidered Paisley Pink Ribbon on the chest. There are Satin Ribbon Bows tied at each shoulder and a pretty pink ribbon scarf for the belt. Order yours today!

Special on pins for the holidays! Buy 12 pins and get 3 free! Just write HOLIDAY in the shipping comments at check out and then list the 3 free pins you want shipped with your order.  If you purchase 24 pins, you will get 6 free pins. *This special is not for those purchasing pins at fundraising pricing and free pins cannot be from the custom pin section of the Pink Wings website.

Special on jewelry for the holidays. With every $20 worth of jewelry purchased, you will get a free pink ribbon pin of your choice (not including pins from the custom pin section). If you order $40 worth of jewelry you will get 2 free pins. Again, please write HOLIDAY in the shipping comments and then type in the name/s of the free pins you want.

Special on shirts– with any adult or children’s shirt ordered that is $15 or more, you will receive a free pink ribbon pin of your choice (custom pins not included) and a free pink ribbon stretch bracelet with matching earrings.

NEW ITEMS

The new 2011 Walk pin is in. The pin says Walk On 2011 and has a glitter pink ribbon in the center. The walking girl actually walks across the pin. This pin is adorable!  Our new heart pink ribbon pin with glitter is now in and we also have a new fire department  and police pin that reads Arrest Breast Cancer. Hurry- these are selling quickly!

More Great Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts for the cold winter days:

Gloves ,

Knee Socks

Socks

Slippers (7 pair left) and

Fleece Jacket (only 8 left)

Happy Holidays!

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

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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

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

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Courtney

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

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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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