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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!



P.S. As usual- if you wish to be removed from this mailing just email me at or login to your account and click on Opt Out for mailing.