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The Pink Wings Newsletter for August 2009

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It is August already and all the commercials are about Back To School…I am still enjoying my summer!

Big News at Pink Wings

We are now branching out to All Cancer Awareness!! If you have a cause with a ribbon color other than pink- we can help you out. Any of our popular pink ribbon pins, key chains or temporary tattoos can now come in other cancer awareness colors with a min. order of 25 pins or key chains or 1,000 tattoos. We have over 150 original designs to choose from! Some of the options can be seen at These items would be special order and take 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Pink Wings had a fantastic team at the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk July 24-26. This was a big walk for me as it was my 10th Breast Cancer 3 Day, my 10th year walking and I was now over 10 years cancer free. We had 19 walkers and 2 crew members from all over the country. All 19 members of the Pink Wings team wore pink wings as we walked to Boston (except for on the first day when we had torrential rain from the start of the walk to mid-afternoon). My 15-year-old daughter Sedona walked along side me for the first time…or I should say- ahead of me. She was also part of the opening and closing ceremonies, carrying the banner that said For My Mother. I got to go up on stage with her for closing ceremonies as her honoree. What a special treat that was!
I have to send a special thank you to Lori Rice, my co-captain from Chicago. She helped to grow the team (almost ½ the team was from Chicago), pick out team gear, put together goodie bags for the team members and arrange fundraising events. Our team ranged in age from 15 to 50 and consisted of 4 female Chicago cops, 2 mother/daughters, 3 sets of sisters, 2 survivors and 2 women who had lost their mother’s to breast cancer. Almost every team member was having a birthday within a month of the walk (many within a week of the walk) and our wonderful teammate Kara, picked up a big birthday cake with pink ribbons and brought it to our team dinner the night before the walk. This is where we also gave out the pink ribbon goodie bags to our team members. We found out later we were the envy of other teams having dinner at this restaurant as they were wondering Where are our goodie bags? and Why don’t we have a cute pink ribbon cake?
Pink Wings was the 3rd largest team and raised the 4th highest amount of money for teams in Boston. We have raised $45,000 with money still coming in! The Boston Walk had 1,600 walkers and raised over 4 million dollars for breast cancer research and education. I think that is pretty incredible!
On the last day of the walk, just after breakfast, my daughter and I chopped off our hair for Locks Of Love. My daughter cut off 14” and I cut off 11”. You can view a photo of this on the front page of the website. You can also view an article written for our hometown newspaper about my participation in the 3 Day by clicking on the link on the left of the home page that says Press.
I am hoping Pink Wings will have a team for the 2010 Twin Cities 3 Day. Please contact me if you would like information on joining the Pink Wings team.

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Play for the Cure in Salem, OR on August 15th. This is an awesome softball tournament with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
On August 22nd Pink Wings will have a booth at a health fair in Santa Monica, California at the 3rd Street Promenade (between the 1200 and 1300 blocks). If you live in Southern California, come on down. Mention that you receive the Pink Wings newsletter and get a free Pink Ribbon pin with a purchase of $10 or more. If you are fundraising for an upcoming walk- this would be a great opportunity to view all of the pink ribbon pins that are available at fundraising pricing. The new Fight Like A Girl pins are in and they look awesome in person!

In September, Pink Wings will be at the Portland Race for the Cure. I am hoping to have a booth at the Race for the Cure Health Expo in the convention center again this year too.

On Sept. 26th, Pink Wings will have a booth at the Factors Annual Breast Cancer Conference in Tampa, Florida. This year the conference will be held at Higgins Hall located on the campus of St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 5221 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, Fl. 33614

On October 14th, Pink Wings will be in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference. This conference is held at the Harrisburg Hilton. For more information about this conference, go to

All of the new Fight Like A Girl pins and tattoos are now in stock and shipping daily. The 2009 Bustier pin and the 2009 3 Day or Bust pin are on the Pink Wings website and will be in at the end of August. You can pre-order yours today.
I have just a couple of the new Fight Like A Girl wicking shirts left. If you are a size Small or size XL, you are in luck. Please note-these shirts run big.
The Pink Ribbon flip flops are in and selling like crazy this summer. These are available in light pink with pink ribbons or dark pink with pink ribbons and in sizes 5-11. They make great shower shoes for those of you participating in the Avon or 3 Day walks.
The pink ribbon arm warmers are finally on the website and in stock. You can view these under New Products. They come in many different styles. These were very popular at the San Diego and Arizona 3-Day walks. I have white with pink ribbons, black with pink ribbons, white with crystal ribbon, black with crystal ribbon, grey with pink ribbon and black with pink ribbon.
The pink ribbon socks have been a great addition to the Pink Wings website. They are also a popular seller at all of our shows and events.
Pink Ribbon Slippers will be on the website soon. These are adorable and will be great for keeping your feet warm as the weather starts to cool off.

Pink Wings is going green. If you have been to any of our events lately- you probably have noticed that we are no longer giving out plastic bags. By September, we hope to have pink ribbon re-useable shopping bags on our website and at our shows. At home, we are no longer using plastic water bottles. I am trying to cut down on the footprint my family and I are leaving on this earth. We have also started to use Earth Friendly Melaleuca products. If you are interested in going green and would like to hear about the wonderful line of Melaleuca products, please feel free to email me at

For the month of August we are having a recession buster sale. Please mention AUGUST Special in the shipping comments when checking out to receive these specials as this is only for Pink Wings customers who get the newsletter.
1. Buy any adult pink ribbon t-shirt, hat, sweatshirt or fleece jacket at retail pricing (this includes sale priced items) and get a free pink ribbon cell phone charm, Pink Bling Pink Ribbon Pin, Pink Ribbon Find the Cure Lanyard and pink ribbon Fight Like A Girl temporary tattoo. Mention August Special in shipping comments when checking out.
2. Purchase 12 of any of our exclusive Pink Wings Pink Ribbon pins or key chains and receive a Bakers Dozen (13 for the price of 12). This does not include pins in the Custom Pin section of the website. Mention Bakers Dozen in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
3. Purchase 12 of our heart pink ribbon cell phone charms and get a 13th free. Mention Bakers Dozen in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
4. Purchase a dozen of our Pink Ribbon temporary tattoos (they come in 4 styles) and receive a dozen free. Mention Buy 1 get 1 free in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
**Make sure to check out the sale items on the website under Specials. I have sweatshirts, fleece jackets and children’s shirts as well as some of the pins on sale now**

If you need custom pins made for your work, team, organization or fundraising please contact Courtney at You can have as few as 25 custom pins made with a $55 mold fee and free artwork. We can also create custom key chains, charms and temporary tattoos. It’s easy. All you need is an idea!

Are you participating in an upcoming walk or event? We can help you with your fundraising. Just go to and fill out a fundraising application or email Courtney at If you have a fundraising account and you can’t remember your login, it is usually your last name with first letter capitalized for your username and pinkwings for your password.

Do you know of a cancer awareness store near you that should be carrying Pink Wings product? Tell the buyer to go to or and I can get them set up with a wholesale account in no time.

We are retiring some of the Pink Wings pins and t-shirts.
We are selling through the Paisley Ribbon t-shirts (now available in size small in a pink or white t-shirt only), the Sophia Ringers with 4 Ribbon (size Medium and Large only) the Spaghetti Top/ Pajama Top (available in grey only in size Large only). I have the dark pink 4 Ribbon t-shirts available in size small only and a few of the grey 4 Ribbon t-shirts in most sizes.
We are almost sold out of the Walking For A World Without Cancer T-Shirts (available in blue in sizes XL and 2XL only and in Grey in size XL only).
The White Bustier Pin is retiring as well as the apple pin (cancer busters) and the Fairy Pink Ribbon pin.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Wear sunscreen and be safe.
Courtney Zinszer