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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 December Newsletter and Specials

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Just a few weeks until the holidays are here, then on to 2010. Where did this year go?

Pink Wings has had another successful year, thanks to you- my customers! With this recession, many pink ribbon websites and stores have had to close. I have been very careful this last year on keeping inventory down and only restocking when I absolutely have to. I have also been careful about bringing in new products and trying to keep costs down. I apologize if there were times when you wanted to order an item and we were out of stock, but I wanted to ride out this recession and remain in business. So far, my plan has worked and Pink Wings actually had a record breaking year. We had more people ordering each month than ever before.

I am also proud to say that I have been able to keep up with the donations given from the sale of pink ribbon items on the website as well as at events and conferences. With these sales and also the money brought in from various walks that team Pink Wings has participated in, we are closing in on the $200,000 mark!! I can’t wait til the day when I can say that Pink Wings has helped to donate 1 million dollars. I know that day will come in the near future. If you are participating in a walk for cancer in 2010, ( 3-Day, Avon, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, etc.) please make sure to note that in the shipping comments at checkout when ordering from the Pink Wings website so that I can give a donation to your event. I am usually able to donate 20% of your retail order minus shipping. This does not include the custom pins or arm warmers and will not be given on wholesale or fundraising orders.

Upcoming Events:

December 8, 2009 Book Launch

I will be flying to Los Angeles for the book launch of Lives Inspired: Portraits of Breast Cancer Survivors. This beautiful book was done by a wonderful lady named Carolyn Jones in honor of her mother who passed away from breast cancer. It is a large coffee table book with amazing photographs (color and black and white) and stories of breast cancer survivors. This would make a great holiday gift for someone special in your life. My photo and comments are on pages 66 and 67.

Books are available to purchase at:
February 26-28, 2010 YSC Annual Conference in Atlanta

This is the 10th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. I have attended this amazing conference for about 7 years now and have a Pink Wings booth every year. Scholarships are available to attend the conference if you apply early. Pink Wings is proud to donate $500 every year to the Guardian Angel Scholarship fund. Go to for more information.

August 6-8, 2010 Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

Last year the Pink Wings team of 21 women from all over the country raised $47,447.08 for the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. We were the 3rd largest team and raised the 4th highest amount of money. We also had a team in Atlanta and they raised $13,246. This year Pink Wings will have a team in Chicago (we already have 11 team members, including our first guy, and are #5 in the top fundraisers). We are also going to have a team in Boston again, headed up by one of our former team members. If you would like to sign up for the Chicago 3-Day and be part of the Pink Wings team, just type in pinkwings for the password and select the Pink Wings team. Go to to register today! All are welcome!! We love to have walkers and crew from all over the country. We will help you with your fundraising and will walk beside you. Training walks will begin in Chicago in 2010 for the locals.

Courtney’s News:

So, my knee is healing well and I will not need surgery. For those of you who have not heard, I fell and broke my knee cap in October. One month after my fall, my 16-year-old daughter was in a car accident and totaled her car. That is the call every mother dreads. It went something like this: “Hi Mom. I was just in an accident. I totaled my car. I am ok.” Teenagers- straight and to the point!

On a good note- I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family at my house and can’t wait to celebrate Christmas. We will cut our tree tomorrow and start putting the lights on the house.

Days after Thanksgiving marked one year that I have been acting as a single parent with 4 kids (ages 3-16). My husband moved back to California a year ago and has never come back. This year has been difficult for the kids to adjust to a single parent household, but they have been a great help and the transition gets smoother every day. My heart and prayers go out to all the single moms (and dads) out there this holiday season. It is a difficult road with lots of challenges, but one that comes with many rewards! Watching my 3-year-old ride his bike without training wheels, listening to my 7-year-old daughters read each night, and walking beside my 16-year-old daughter for 60 miles in the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day were just a few highlights of this year. Take time to cherish the special moments in your life with loved ones this holiday season.

Pink Wings New Items:

There are many new pins coming to Pink Wings in December. These will include: Sports Girl Snow Ski Pink Ribbon pin, Belly Dancer Pink Ribbon Pin, Boobies Make Me Smile 3-Day Walker and also a plain pin that just says Boobies Make Me Smile (for those of you doing other events). For the guys I have: I Survived the 3-Day Pin with a male on it. I am also unveiling the new 2010 Collector’s Walk pink ribbon pin.

A new bracelet is being added to Pink Wings. These simple Pink Ribbon elastic bracelets with different sayings are just $5. Photos will be on the website soon. They make great stocking stuffers.

A cute new shirt will be available for a limited time only. It is a burn out pink shirt with brown on it. It has a crystal pink ribbon on the front. The name of the shirt is FAITH. I hope to have it on the site in a week or 2. I had a test run with these shirts and they sold out quickly! They are in junior sizing S-XL and run extremely small. Order one size up.

We have ribbon awareness pins in other colors now including teal (Ovarian cancer awareness), Blue (prostate cancer awareness), Purple (all cancers, pancreatic cancer, domestic violence, Relay for Life), and yellow (support the troops). Any of our ribbon pins can be done in any color for any cancer awareness. Please let me know if you need an awareness pin for your organization. Minimum order of 50 pins is required.


The holiday pink ribbon pins: Santa Hat, A Ribbon Snowflake, Christmas Tree, Menorah and Snowflake pink ribbon pins make great gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays. Inquire about quantity discounts.

For the winter months I will be carrying pink ribbon slippers (sizes 5-11), pink ribbon gloves, and fluffy pink ribbon socks. These all make great holiday gifts. I also have pink ribbon fleece jackets (sizes S-2XL in colors blue or black with the pink ribbon embroidered on the front left chest) and pink ribbon hoodies that will keep you warm this winter.

For the Survivor in your life, I have a beautiful sterling silver Survivor pendant with a separate sterling silver heart on a chain (SKU # 1544). I also have Survivor Knee Socks, pins, t-shirts and hats.

The What’s In Your Heart Necklace makes a great customized gift for anyone on your list (SKU # 1342) and the Flying Wish Paper makes a great stocking stuffer or gift exchange (SKU #1553). The Foot Soldiers: Stories of the Breast Cancer 3-Day (SKU #1217) makes a great gift for walkers, crew and donors of the long distance walks. My story is the Los Angeles chapter, pages 167-183.


For the month of December please enter code: HOLIDAY in the shipping comments when checking out to receive a free Snowflake Pink Ribbon Pin (SKU # 1234), Find the Cure Lanyard (SKU #1107) and Heart with Pink Ribbon Key Chain (#1504) with each and every hat, shirt, hoodie, or fleece jacket ordered. That is a $20 value! This is for RETAIL orders only (does not include wholesale or fundraising orders). The special for fundraising and wholesale orders is a bakers dozen (get 13 when you order 12) on any pin, key chain, lanyard, sock , or $5 earring or bracelet ordered. Please be sure to type in HOLIDAY in the shipping comments at check out to get your free items.

For those of you participating in an upcoming walk/ event- let us help you with your fundraising. Just go to and fill out the application.

Have an idea for a new pink ribbon pin- submit your idea and let us create it for you. You can pay to have the custom pin done for your team, organization or business. Or, you can let us help you with your idea and if it is one that will be popular with Pink Wings customers- we will add it to the Pink Wings website with your permission. Many of the pins on the Pink Wings site have come from customer suggestions.

December Giving:

If you are looking for places to donate for the holidays for last minute tax write offs, please check into these wonderful organizations: FORCE (facing our risk of cancer empowered), YSC (Young Survival Coalition), Pink Ribbon Club Foundation, Pink Link. You can find these organizations under LINKS on the Pink Wings website.
Happy Holidays!
Courtney Lercara Zinszer
Owner/ Founder