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Walking 60 Miles again!

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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.

Thanks again,

Courtney Lercara Zinszer
Owner and Founder of
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:
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:
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:

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

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.

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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 There is a $55 mold fee. Minimum order is 25 pins.


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,