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Pink Wings September Newsletter and Specials

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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:

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  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

    Salem Play for the Cure – Pink Wings Booth and Honorary Pitcher 2011:08:29:20110829-080351:CIMG3227.JPG

  • 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

  • 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

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

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, or go to 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.

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 Feel free to look at the Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbons from other years on the 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.


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!



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