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Pink Wings September 2012 Newsletter and Specials

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The kids are back in school and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is just around the corner. Where has this year gone?

The summer ended with a fantastic Play for the Cure event in Salem, Oregon in August.  The goal for this year was to raise $45,000. They surpassed this goal and raised $58,000!!! Way to go Kris Knox and Play for the Cure Salem, Oregon!!  Our Pink Wings booth was also a success at the event and we nearly sold out of our new black wicking shirts with the big pink ribbon and wings. The shirts looked great on the softball players.


Pink Wings will be busy over the next few months at different events through out the country. We just had a Pink Wings booth at the Komen Health Expo for the Portland Race for the Cure last weekend. This weekend, my sister and I will hold fundraising events for FORCE (Facing our risk of cancer empowered). We will raffle off a 40” Flat Screen Emerson HDTV (raffle tickets are just $10 and being sold to those who live within driving distance of Salem, Oregon). On Saturday evening, September 22nd, we will have a Girls Night Out party in Salem, Oregon with Silpada Jewlery Sales, a silent auction, and of course Pink Wings pink ribbon items.  On Sunday, we will hold our 2nd Annual Kick With FORCE event at Karate for Kids in Salem. This event will be for kids ages 5-12. We have an Agent G bully prevention workshop and also a Board Breaking and Numchucks session. Please email me at if you would like more information about either event or if you would like to make a donation to FORCE.

On Sunday, September 30th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Salem, Oregon Discover Pink Walk.

On Saturday October 6th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Albany, Oregon Walk for the Cause.

On Tuesday October 9th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

From October 18-20th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the FORCE conference in Orlando, Florida.

On Sunday, November 4th, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the 4th annual weSPARK Run/ Walk at the Universal Studios back lot in Universal City, California.

I would love to see my fantastic Pink Wings customers at one of these events. Stop by my booth and say “Hello”.

In 2013, Pink Wings will start off the year with a booth at the Expo for the 26.2 with Donna in Jacksonville, Florida February 15-16.

February 22-24, I will have a booth at the annual Conference for Young Women affected by Breast Cancer in Seattle, Washington.

March 3-5, I will have a booth at the POWER tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 18th, I will have a booth at the EW tradeshow in Charleston, South Carolina.


We have some beautiful new designs coming to the Pink Wings website in October. Check out our new Cross Pink Ribbon pin. It will also come as a charm/pendant with the Pink Ribbon and it will come as a pin with a Teal ribbon and also in a Purple ribbon. Our new Bust 2012 pins will be here in October. We liked this design so much that we are doing it in 2 colors. These items are on the website under New Items for pre-order. They will ship as soon as they arrive in October. Order yours today!

Our new Ribbon and Wings shirts have been a great hit at all of our events this summer. These great quality v-neck t-shirts are just $20 for white and come in sizes S-3XL. The shirt is also available with the word Survivor down the side. This shirt runs big, so you may want to order one size down. The black shirts also come in sizes S-3XL with or without the word Survivor on them. They are $22. Shirts are also available at fundraising and wholesale pricing.

The wicking shirts come in Pink in sizes XS-2XL with or without the word Survivor. These shirts run a little small- so you should order one size up from what you would normally wear. Wicking shirts are $26 and also come in White or Black in sizes S-2XL.

Our white and pink ribbon pins for Co-Survivors make a great gift in the month of October to give to those who have helped you in your journey to become a survivor. Give one to your mom, your sisters, your husband, your friends or your co-workers…anyone who has helped you along the way and has been affected by breast cancer is considered a co-survivor. The Co-Survivor pin is available in 3 different styles. We also have many of the dated walk pink ribbon pins in stock from 2004 to the present. Finish your collection to commemorate the walks you have completed over the years, or start your collection today!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month-

Here are some of our Teal Ribbon Pins for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Teal Jewelry is also available.


For the months of September and October you will receive free pink ribbon goodies when ordering the new Pink Wings Pink Ribbon Wicking shirt in the color PINK (SKU# 1691). As mentioned above, this Pink wicking shirt comes in sizes XS-2XL and the shirts run small. Your goodies will include a Pink Wings pink ribbon bandana, a Pink Wings silicone bracelet, a Pink Wings temporary tattoo, a Pink Wings lanyard and a Pink Wings Camo Pink Ribbon Pin. That is over $20 worth of free pink ribbon goodies with your $26 Pink wicking shirt!  Please note-This is for the PINK wicking shirt only. Mention FREE GOODS in the order comments at check out.

You will receive the same pink ribbon goodies when ordering the Periwinkle Blue 4 Ribbon Hoodie. We are now sold out in every size of this hoodie except for the 3XL. The hoodie is SKU# 1406. I only have about 5 of these hoodies left. They are great for the cold winter months!

Another way to get the free pink ribbon goodies is by ordering one of our Close Out Shirts including the pink or brown 2fer (SKU #1428) on sale for $22, the Scoop Neck Pink Ribbon Shirt, SKU# 1551 (size Large is sold out) and the Pink 4 Ribbon t-shirt, SKU# 1311 (I have only size Medium left in this shirt).


I am closing out some of the kid’s styles in order to bring in new shirts for 2013.

Purchase the Paisley ribbon t-shirt in Pink or White on sale for $12 (limited sizes available). SKU #1248.

I also have the popular pink shirt with 4 Ribbons on sale at $13. SKU is 1281. This shirt comes in size S (8), M (10), L (12), and XL (14). I also have just 2 of the girl’s Hoodies available in this design. SKU is #1310 and they are in size Small only (about a size 3). The hoodie is on sale for $22.

Our boy’s Blue World Shirt (Walking for a World without Cancer) is closing out. SKU is #1280. I have just 6 left. This shirt runs small. I have 5 left in size 6 months and 1 left in size 12 months. They are on sale for just $12. This shirt also comes in White (SKU #1273). I have 9 left in size Small (6-8) and just 1 left in size Med. (8-10).

The Ribbons 4 A Cure shirt in white (SKU 1271) is sold out in all sizes except for Med (8-10) and I have about a dozen left. It is on sale for $13.

SPECIAL- with the purchase of any of these kids close out shirts/ hoodies you will get free pink ribbon goodies including- a gymnast pink ribbon pin, a pink ribbon car magnet, a Find the Cure pink ribbon lanyard, a pink ribbon silicone bracelet and a pink ribbon temporary tattoo. This is nearly $20 worth of free goodies! You will get the free goodies with each of the close out items ordered- there is no limit, however, the shirts are selling out fast. Mention FREE for KIDS in the order comments at check out to receive your free goodies with each of these shirts. These shirts are great for girl scout troops, children participating in a Relay for Life or Race for the Cure event or any other 5K for the Cure, or those cheering on Mom or Dad in a 3-Day or Avon walk event.

Great gear for October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

   I am doing a 5% discount coupon for the rest of the month of September. Enter the Coupon Code Sept 5 at check out and order before Oct. 1 to receive this discount.

We are running custom pins almost every month. Please contact me at if you would like to run a custom pin for your team, organization, business or event. The pin does not need to be a pink ribbon pin- we do pins for favors for weddings, showers, parties, anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, etc. There is a $60 mold fee and a min. of 25 pins (at $7 each). 100 pins is just $4 each. We also do custom silicone bracelets in all colors (and also 2-tone), lanyards, charms/pendants and key chains. Pricing and more information is available on the pinkwings website at Click on the link on the left that reads Custom Items.

Take a look at our Pin Sheets to view all the pins we have designed at  Download the sheets and print them out to simplify placing your pin order or to sell the pins for fundraising.

If you have an organization or an event in October, let me know and I will set you up for giving 20% of retail orders made by you or your friends/supporters to your event.

Raising money for an event? We have fundraising kits, pins in bulk and fundraising pricing on many of our items. Sign up for a fundraising account to get started today by going to and clicking on the link on the left that says Fundraising

**Have a great month! **Remember to schedule your annual mammogram as well as your other health check ups. **Smile and do something special for someone today. **Do something special for yourself!

**Check off an item from your bucket list this fall. **Please remember what a gift life is and how lucky that we are to be alive. I have lost far too many young women this last year to breast cancer and I want to live every day to the fullest in their honor.

Pink Wings Pins 2012




Pink Wings September Newsletter

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Pink Wings September Newsletter

So school has started and the house is actually quiet for the first time in months. Even my little guy (Slayton is 3-years-old) is off to pre-school a couple of days a week.

Just this week, I received the nicest letter from the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation, thanking me and my Pink Wings team for raising over $46,000 for the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day 60-Mile Walk. That was really cool. I have already signed up for next years walk and have 4 people on my team so far. Lori, my wonderful co-captain from the Boston walk (I couldn’t have done it without her), will be joining me. My 16-year-old daughter will also walk with me again. She is the one who picked our walk for 2010….and…. drum roll please…… Team Pink Wings will be walking the Chicago Breast Cancer 3 Day next summer.

We had a team of 21 with us in Boston. We were the 3rd largest team and raised the 4th highest amount of money. For Chicago I would like to have an even bigger team and raise lots more money. If you have ever thought about participating in one of these walks, I encourage you to join our team. Just go to and click on 2010 events. Then pick Chicago and click on Pink Wings for your team. The password is pinkwings. Use the discount code POWER10 to get $35 off your registration fee. This discount is only good til November. You can choose to walk (you must raise $2,300 in donations) or crew (there is no required donation amount that you need to raise). Please feel free to email me with any questions. Joining early gives you a great advantage with fundraising (you have over 330 days til the walk) and October is a good time of year to start your fundraising (because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink Wings website has lots of great teal ribbon products for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, including hats, shirts, key chains, earrings and pins.


September 11-13th I will be in Seattle cheering on walkers at the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

September 18th and 19th – I will have a booth at the Portland, Oregon Health Expo for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Sunday, September 20th – I will be walking with my family and several other Pink Wings team members in the Portland Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

October 3rd – I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Albany, Oregon Walk for the Cause.

October 10th – I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Salem, Oregon Discover Pink Walk.

October 14th – I will have a booth at the 2009 Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg, PA

Asking for your help:

American Express, in partnership with NBC Universal is holding a competition to Shine a Light on an inspiring small business. There is an opportunity for Pink Wings to win money (and I mean a lot of money) to help with marketing. Here is the link to the site :

At this link, you will see my story. To vote for Pink Wings, you must click on the tab at the top of the page on the right that says Register. To register, all you have to do is fill in your name, address, email address, etc. It only takes a minute, but you MUST first register to be able to vote. After you register, click on the link that says Nominees and then type in Pink Wings in the box next to the word Nominations at the top of the page and then click GO. My story will pop up and you can vote for me by clicking on the link on the left that says Endorse this story now. Please make sure that the number of endorsements goes up by one when you vote so that you know your vote counted. I need 50 votes to even be considered by the judges and so far I have 6 (thanks mom). Voting ends September 13th, so I need your support ASAP. If you know of others who may want to vote for me- please forward this information on to them. Thanks in advance for your support!


Pink Wings is adding new items monthly to our online store. This month you will see pink ribbon slippers, pink ribbon knee high socks, gloves, scoop neck shirts in black, light pink and raspberry with a crystal pink ribbon, and pink ribbon arm warmers in many great styles and colors. We also have new pins: a yellow motorcycle pin (support the troops), Peace-Love-Cure pink ribbon pin (arriving late September), Flip for the Cure pink ribbon pin (arriving late September) and 2 new teal pins (teal ribbon with 2 flowers and Teal Survivor Ribbon). Our 2009 Bust pink ribbon pin is in and proves to be a very popular pin. It is a pink with green bustier and has flowers at the top. It comes in 2 versions- plain and 3 Day or Bust. Our Fight Like A Girl pins and tattoos are also great sellers.

Last but not least- we will be adding Pink Ribbon Flying Wish Paper to the Pink Wings website just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You have got to check this out! You write down your wish, dream, or ambition on a piece of Flying Wish Paper and then roll it into a tube. Place the tube of paper on the Flying Wish Platform. Light the tube and watch it burn down. At the last moment, your wish magically lifts off of the platform and rises to the heavens. This would be great for any team walking in a Breast Cancer 3-Day, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Race for the Cure or Relay for Life. Flying Wish Paper also makes a great gift for someone newly diagnosed, just finishing treatment or for a 1 year anniversary cancer free.


If you are fundraising for a cancer walk, please make sure to sign up for a fundraising account with Pink Wings. You will get special pricing on most of our Pink Wings products so that you can resell the items to raise money for your organization. As a recession buster- we have lowered the amount of pins that must be purchased to receive this pricing from 100 to just 50. You can mix and match pins and do not have to purchase 50 of one style.


If you have a logo, a sketch or just an idea that you would like to have made into a beautiful custom Cloisonne Pin or Key Chain, you have come to the right place. Email Courtney at for more information and pricing. You can have as few as 25 pins or as many as 10,000 pins made. There is a mold fee of $55 per design. Art work is free. Custom pins are great for teams, organizations and businesses. The pin can be any design (does not have to be pink ribbon), but please do not submit artwork that is not your own. This is a great way to raise funds for your team or organization.


Order any Pink Wings adult size shirt, sweatshirt, fleece jacket or hat at retail pricing and receive a free pink ribbon pin, temporary tattoo, lanyard and stretch bracelet with each of these items purchased. You can purchase as many of these items as you want through out the month of September to get your free items. For example- purchase a shirt, a hat and a sweatshirt and get 3 pins, 3 tattoos, 3 lanyards and 3 stretch bracelets for free. Just make sure to write the code SEPT FREE ITEMS in the shipping comments when checking out. Order any of our little girls t-shirts or pink ribbon sweatshirts at retail pricing and receive a free temporary tattoo and a free cheerleader pink ribbon pin. Please write the code CHEER in the shipping comments at check out.

**Please note- these specials are only for retail orders and will not be honored when ordering items at wholesale or fundraising pricing.

LOGGING IN to your accounts:

I get many emails each month from people that do not remember their login info. If I gave you a wholesale or fundraising account, your username is usually your last name (first letter capitalized) and the password is pinkwings (unless you changed your password). Feel free to email or call me if this does not get you in to your account.


Many of you are having problems ordering with your credit card on the Pink Wings website. We are trying to correct this problem. For the time being, you will need to make sure to check the box that says you are using the SAME address for shipping and billing when paying by credit card. If you want your order shipped to a different address than your billing address, please indicate that in the shipping comments when checking out. Simply type in the address you want me to ship to where it says SHIPPING COMMENTS. The credit card will not process if your shipping and billing address are not the same on the form and I will not receive your order.

Please feel free to email or call me if you are having a problem getting your order to go through.


For the best selection in Pink Ribbon product get your orders in early for October as some items will sell out in September. We do our best to keep items in stock, but this is our busiest month of the year. Stores are ordering in hundreds of pins at a time and dozens of shirts and hats.

Don’t delay- order today!

Have a great month!



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