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Pink Wings June Newsletter and Specials

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Summer is here and the kids are out of school. I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by. The kids are having a great time in Vacation Bible School and Mega Sports Camp.

For the first time in nearly 12 years, Pink Wings will have a few days with no shipping orders. There will be limited orders going out between July 6 and July 17th. Orders will go out a few times a week the rest of July through August 2nd and then Pink Wings will be back on the normal schedule of shipping nearly every day.

This is because I am finally going to make my dream trip a reality. Going to Africa for safari has been on my list of things to do before I die for nearly 15 years (from the time I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996).

In less than 2 weeks, my oldest daughter Sedona and I will be on a plane to Nairobi, Kenya. We will travel throughout Kenya and Tanzania for nearly 4 weeks!

Our first stop will be to visit a school in the slums of Huruma to bring clothes, school supplies, medical supplies and candy. If any of my wonderful Pink Wings customers would like to contribute to this school, or to help me pay for extra items – please email me at .   Checks would be written out to: Good News Productions International with a note in the memo- FOR CHIPO MAKAYA.

I have been spending the week with Chipo and her beautiful daughters here in Oregon.  She has done a wonderful job of fulfilling a need in the slums of Nairobi- helping these children to learn English, feeding them, and giving them hope for the future. I am sure that going to Huruma to visit the school will be one of the highlights of my trip to Africa.  I am so excited to be bringing over supplies to help these children.

Here is some info about Liberty Visions School in Kenya:

Liberty Visions set up a small resource library in 2009 in Huruma Village, Nairobi.  At that time 6 children attended remedial English lessons after school guided by 2 part time teachers. By January 2011 a full class of 22 nursery school children had been enrolled with about 15 older kids attending the library session in the afternoon. January 2012 saw us enroll 24 first year nursery children as the others moved on to their 2nd year of nursery school- called Pre-Unit 1.

New Items:

Our new wicking shirts will be ready this month. The new design of the large pink ribbon and wings will be on the front on the left hand side of the shirts (just like our new v-neck t-shirts). The shirts are available in light pink, white or black and in sizes S, M, L, XL and 2XL. The wicking shirts run a little small, so you may want to go up one size when ordering.  These new shirts will be perfect for training and walking in the 3 Day or Avon 2 Day walks, yoga class, running, the gym, etc.

PINS and other Fundraising Items:

Now is a good time to order your pins in bulk and other items for your fundraising if you are participating in an upcoming Avon Walk, 3-Day Walk, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, or other run or walk to raise money for cancer. Remember- our pins come in many colors besides Pink. We carry purple, teal, green, orange, yellow, gold, blue, white, etc.


Order any Pink Wings shirt (adult or childs), hat or hoodie at RETAIL pricing and get a free pin of choice, temp. tattoo, silicone bracelet, bandana, and a Pink Wings key chain for free. This is over $20 of free pink ribbon goodies!!! Just type in FREE in the shipping comments at check out and be sure to mention the name of the free pin in the comments that you want me to send you. If no pin is mentioned- you will receive the Pink Wings plain pink ribbon pin.

Get 20% off your RETAIL order when you purchase before July 1st.  Enter the code: JUNE2012 to get 20% off your entire retail order.  Please note that you will not get 20% from your order donated if using the 20% off coupon code. The 20% off can be combined with the FREE goodies offer.

Custom Pins, key chains, lanyards, tattoos, silicone bracelets or charms/ pendants: Please go to 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.

Upcoming Events:

For those of you in Oregon, I will have a Pink Wings booth at a pink ribbon event this Thursday June 28th, 2012 from 6-8pm.

Pink Days at Shonnard’s Nursery will benefit project HER in Corvallis.

Shonnard’s is located at 6600 SW Philomath Blvd. in Corvallis, Oregon.

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.

The popular pink ribbon Arm Warmers are back in stock and I have TONS of them now. The price has been lowered from $15 a pair down to $10 a pair. The wholesale and fundraising pricing has also been lowered.  These 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).

We will also be getting in children’s arm warmers with peace signs and hearts on them. They will retail at $10 each on the Pink Wings website and will sell at fundraising and wholesale pricing also. They will be available in 6 different colors/styles including black, grey, red and white stripe, and multi-color stripe with a crystal peace sign.  So Cute!!

Some of our GREAT pins:

Pink Wings Pins 2012

Have a great week,