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Look at Pink Wing’s 7 Newest Products

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Pink Ribbon and Wings Tank Top

Just in time for the warmer weather- Our new Ribbon and Wings Pink Ribbon Awareness tank top. This top fits pretty true to size if not a little small. Comes in sizes M-2XL.

Survivor Heart and Wings Pin

Our new Survivor Heart and Wings pin is also available in year milestones: 5 Year, 10 Year and 20 Year as well as just a Survivor pin.

Green Bling Ribbon Pin

Green Bling Glitter Ribbon Awareness Pin for Leukemia, Kidney Cancer Awareness, and Cerebral Palsy. Order yours today.

Are We There Yet? Walkers Pink Ribbon Pin

Are We There Yet? Walkers Pink Ribbon Pin. Great for 3 Day Walkers, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Relay for Life! Order yours today.

Armadillo Pink Ribbon Pin

We were asked to make this adorable pin for a Dillo Days event. She wanted us to incorporate the pink ribbon with the armadillo. I began to do some research and I liked the meaning of the Armadillo.

Tough Guys Arm Black

Our muscle arm pin reads Tough Guys Wear Pink. This is our dark arm. It is also available in white. Order yours today.

New Logo Pink Ribbon Pin

This new logo pin is the same design as our new shirts and jackets. The ribbon is glitter and will sparkle in the sun. The pin is 1 1/4″ tall. Order yours today!

Pink Wings August Newsletter and Specials

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What an amazing summer this has been.  I have had a “List of things to do before I die” up on my bulletin board that I wrote when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996.

The first thing on my list was- I Want To:

1.Go to Africa

Well- it took more than 15 years…but I finally realized my dream and took that trip to Africa. It was a lot of planning, but so well worth it. I took my oldest daughter with me and we spent nearly a month in east Africa (Kenya and Tanzania).  We went on 3 safaris, did a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara, visited a pre-school in the slums of Nairobi, spent 4 days on the Island of Zanzibar, rode a camel on the beach, saw incredible animals and met the most amazing people. This was a trip of a lifetime!  I urge all of my Pink Wings customers to make their Bucket List and start checking things off that list. My list helps me to remember what is important to me and keeps me focused on my dreams.

The Avon Walks, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life and 3-Day walks are well under way now and for those of you that need pink ribbon items for fundraising- I have tons of it! There are over 200 ribbon awareness pins to choose from, dozens of awareness key chains, socks, totes, lanyards, car magnets and silicone bracelets.  I also have Pink Ribbon Fundraising Kits.  All of the Wicking Pink Ribbon Shirts are now in and they look fantastic. They come in Black, White and Pink and in sizes Small-2XL. I also have some with Survivor on them in all 3 colors. Shirts run a little small, so you may want to order up one size.  These shirts are also available for teams at a quantity discount. Email me at info@pinkwings.com for more info and pricing for teams.

The arm warmers are still on sale for just $10 a pair. I have also kept the

wholesale and fundraising pricing down on these.  Arm Warmers are great to purchase for your entire team or your business to wear for pink ribbon awareness. Some walkers like to wear these as leg warmers too (they will go from your knee to your ankle).

Pink Wings children's arm warmersThe children’s arm warmers are now in stock and are also available at fundraising and wholesale pricing. They are $10 each and will be on the Pink Wings website soon. The children’s arm warmers do not come in Pink Ribbon They are available in 6 different colors/styles including black, grey, red and white stripe, and multi-color stripe with a crystal peace sign. So Cute!!

Our new Africa pink ribbon pin is in stock and will not only have proceeds going to breast cancer, but will also have proceeds going to sponsor a child at a pre-school in Nairobi.  Order yours today!

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Our new pink ribbon lanyards are also in stock. Order yours in Pink or Gradient Pink (goes from light pink to dark pink). They are just $10 each and will be great to put your name badge on for work or to put your keys on.

August Specials– Purchase our new Pink Wings shirt by August 21, 2012 (wicking or v-neck with the ribbon and wings design) and get free Pink Ribbon items including: Pink Wings pink ribbon bandana, a Bling Pink ribbon pin, silicone pink ribbon bracelet, pink ribbon knee socks and a pink ribbon temporary tattoo. That is over $25 worth of free goodies!!  This would be great for your Pink Ribbon walking team!  

Order by August 21 and type in August2012 to get 15% off your RETAIL order (this is not good on wholesale or fundraising orders).

**Please note that donations will not be made from orders getting 15% off.

The 15% CAN be combined with the free goodies special!

For customers with fundraising or wholesale accounts: Type in August10 to get 10% off your order when ordering by August 21, 2012.

We are continuing to sell the pins at fundraising pricing with a minimum order of just 50 pins (you can mix and match your pins to get to 50).  This is a great way to raise funds for your organization or walk!

August Events:

August 17-19, 2012

I will be doing a Pink Wings booth at the Salem Play for the Cure again this year. This is a fantastic tournament that has raised thousands and thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness. If you are in the area, come out to Wallace Marine Park in Salem, Oregon and visit the Pink Wings booth!

Custom Pins, key chains, lanyards, tattoos, silicone bracelets or charms/ pendants: Please go to Pinkwings.com and click on the Custom Items link to get more information about how Pink Wings can help your team or organization to make great quality custom items for your next walk or event. Minimums and pricing information are on the website.  Here are some of our Ribbon Awareness Pins:

       

    

 

Our children’s Camo Pink Ribbon shirt and our adult Camo crystal ribbon hat:

Pink Wings Pins 2012

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

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Pink Wings February Newsletter and Specials

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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)

Pink Wings January Newsletter and Specials

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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

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.

 

 

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

Pink Wings June 2006 News & Updates

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These last 6 months have flown by!  Pink Wings had an exhibit booth at the FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) conference in February in Florida, as well as the Young Survivor Conference in Denver. It was so great to meet so many new people at the first FORCE conference. This was a fantastic weekend to get informed about BRCA 1 and BRCA 2.  I am BRCA 2, and so is my younger sister. I was able to meet and talk to Dr. Susan Love at the dinner event.  I will definitely want to attend this conference again next year. Sue Friedman did a fantastic job putting on this event. To read more about FORCE- please visit their website (go to my LINKS page).

At the Young Survivor Conference, I was able to see so many other young survivors that I have met over the years. This was the first year that the conference was held in Denver. The last 2 conferences that I attended were in Philly.  It was just announced that next year’s conference will be held in Virginia. I was very sick at this conference and could barely talk, but thanks to my good friend Colleen and her sister Bethany- we were able to keep the Pink Wings booth manned. We had many new pins to show at this conference, as well as our new “What Is In Your Heart?”  necklaces (we sold out!).  I think my new friend, Elaine, bought one of everything in our booth!

In March, Pink Wings held a successful fundraising boutique for the Ezralow Foundation as they raised funds for the L.A. Revlon Run/ Walk for Women.  Pink Wings also helped to design a custom pin for the Ezralow team (as seen on the Custom Pins page of the Pink Wings store) and completed an order of almost 100 baseball caps with teal paisley ribbons.  The teal ribbon represents Ovarian Cancer.

In April, we had another busy month. Courtney flew to North Charleston, South Carolina to meet her sister, Melanie (from Gardenpaper.com) to set up a booth at the E.W. conference (Essentially Women).  This is a fantastic event for Pink Wings and Garden Paper. It is how we get our product out to the retail market.

In April, Courtney also got some sad news…the baby boy she was to adopt was born and the birth mom had changed her mind and decided to keep him.  Thank goodness for strong family and friends who reached out during this tough time with words and notes of hope.

Later in April, Courtney and her family participated in their 3rd Annual Pacific Palisades Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.  This is a fantastic event for the entire family as teams spend 24 hours walking the track raising money and awareness for cancer.  You can read the articles published about this event on the Press link on Pinkwings.com  For the 3rd year, Courtney was a team captain, as well as the Survivor Co-Chair for the event. This year, Pink Wings was proud to become a sponsor of the event.  How cool it was to see the Pink Wings Angel Logo on the back of all of the event t-shirts as a sponsor.  I am hoping Pink Wings will continue to grow so that we can sponsor more events.

In May, Courtney kept busy filling orders for custom pins and visors for teams participating in various walks for Cancer. Courtney also finally had a screening of her documentary “Courtney’s Amazing Race” at the Pacific Palisades Film Festival.  This documentary was made a few years ago as Courtney was getting ready to complete another Breast Cancer 3-Day event. The film follows Courtney and her family through a few weeks and deals with the effects that cancer has on an individual and a family.

In May- Courtney got some wonderful news!!!!!  On May 9th, she and her family were chosen to adopt a beautiful baby who had just been born earlier that day.  We named him Slayton Haven Zinszer. He was 8 lbs. 12 oz at time of birth and 20″ long.  He is the most perfect baby and a fantastic addition to the Zinszer family.  His big sisters; Sedona (12) , Sage (4) and Sienna (4) couldn’t be happier. Mommy and Daddy are beaming!! What a great gift for Mother’s Day!!

In the last  couple of months, Pink Wings has come out with more new pins.  You can view them on the website.  Our newest pin, set to arrive in just a few days, was inspired by a little girl named Madeline Ybarra. Maddie is 10-years-old.  2 years ago, she lost her mother to breast cancer. Maddie was a team captain this year for the Revlon Run/Walk and has raised almost $2,000 individually and almost $3,000 as a team of 41 members. Pink Wings is donating pins for Maddie’s team, as well as donating 100% of the proceeds from the first 27 pins sold so that Maddie can reach her goal of $2,000 for the Revlon event.  To purchase the pin- please go to www.pinkwings.com and go to our store.

Courtney will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in July in San Francisco.  She will also be walking in the Michigan Breast Cancer 3-Day event in August. If you would like to sponsor her in either of these events- please go to the Donate Link on the Pink Wings website.

More to come….Have a great summer!

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