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Pink Wings October 2012 Newsletter and Specials

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It is October- Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the anniversary of my diagnosis of breast cancer. On October 2nd, 2012 I became a 16-year breast cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky young women with breast cancer- I beat the disease, not once, but 2 times in just 3 years (by the age of 35). But many other women and men are not so lucky. I have lost so many friends to Breast Cancer in the last 2 years. These were young women with the hopes of getting married, having children, growing old. Things that most people just take for granted. A post on one young stage 4 breast cancer survivor’s Facebook page stated that she has a photo of her with 14 other stage 4 women from last year’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference. Of the 15 women in the photo- just a year later- only 3 of them are still alive today. With all the pink out there this month and all of the events going on to raise money- I feel that people are thinking we are beating this disease. But- it has been 16 years since I was diagnosed, 13 years since I started walking the 60 mile 3 Day walks, 16 years since I began raising what is now over $500,000 in the fight against breast cancer…and we are still losing people every day to this disease. Please stop for a moment today in your busy schedule to send prayers out to those who have lost their mother, grandmother, sister, wife, daughter, best friend, aunt, or cousin to this disease. Stop and send a prayer to those that continue to fight for their life. Stop and realize how lucky you are to still be here on this beautiful planet. As I like to say, “Every day above ground is a good day- it sure beats the alternative?”

This fall has been a very busy one for me. I have had booths at the Susan G. Komen Health Expo in Portland, Oregon, the Discover Pink Walk in Salem, Oregon, the Walk for the Cause in Albany, Oregon, the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA and the Girlfriend’s ½ Marathon in Vancouver, Washington. This week I fly out to Orlando, Florida for the FORCE conference (Facing Our Risk Of Cancer Empowered). The first weekend in November, I will have a Pink Wings booth in Los Angeles at the weSPARK Run/Walk on the Universal City Studios Back Lot. I am also shipping out lots of pink ribbon pins, pink ribbon knee socks (for dance teams, volleyball teams, cheer squads, 3-Day Walkers and soccer teams), and pink ribbon sweatbands for football players and other sport teams. I still have plenty of these items in stock, so it is not too late to get an order in.

Komen Health Expo.   At the Seattle 3-Day with my cousins.

PA Breast Cancer Conference               Girlfriend’s ½ Marathon

In September, my sister and I also held our 2nd annual Kick With Force Karate Fundraiser and a Girl’s Night Out Silpada Jewelry and Pink Wings Product Party. We raised over $2,200 for FORCE at these events.

New Product:

Our new cross ribbon pins and cross pink ribbon pendants/charms are now in and selling like crazy. I sold out of the ones I brought to Pennsylvania. These cross pins and pendants are just beautiful. The pins come in pink, teal (for Ovarian Cancer Awareness) and Purple (for Relay for Life, Pancreatic Cancer and All Cancer Awareness). The pendant comes in pink only.


As with all the pins on the Pink Wings website, they are great quality Cloisonne. The pins and the pendant are 1 ¼” tall. Pins sell for $10 and the charm is $12. These are also available to purchase in bulk for fundraising.

The 2012 corsette pink ribbon pins are in and are just adorable. We liked the design so much that we brought in 2 versions. We have a light pink glitter bust pin and a dark pink glitter bust pin. Pins are $10 each.


Our New Black Survivor shirts are a hit and selling out quickly. We already had to bring in a new batch. They come in sizes S-3XL and they run big. They also come without the word Survivor. The new shirts are $20 in white and $22 in black. This design will now be offered as a black zip-up jacket. It is actually like a zip hoodie- but without the hood. The jacket is a very soft, sweatshirt like fabric. It runs a bit small so you might want to consider ordering one size up, however the sleeves are really long. The jacket has 2 muff pockets on the lower front. The back of the jacket is blank. The jacket is $45.00 and comes in sizes 2-2XL. The pink ribbon on the jacket is glitter. The jacket will be in next week, just in time for the cooler weather.

Survivors at the Play for the Cure.                             Our new zip jacket!

The new Wings & Ribbon design is now silk-screened on the back of the Bella tanks, the gradient t-shirts, the pink v-neck shirts and the short sleeve 2fer shirts. They look great with a crystal ribbon on the front and the wings and ribbon on the back.

We also brought a smaller version of the wings and ribbon design in for the kids shirts. SKU # is 1701. The pink ribbon is glitter! Kids shirts are available in sizes XS-L and in many different colors including:

Light Pink, Hot Pink, Black, White, Lime Green, Navy Blue, Carolina Blue, Red, Grey and Yellow. I will get them on the website asap! The kids silk screened shirts are $20.


Kids Shirts         Hot Pink Shirt

The holidays will be here before you know it. Here are some great pins for the coming months. Pins make great stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts!!

Camo Warrior           Retro              Santa Hat      Christmas Tree         Menorah

Snowflake      Ribbon Heart            Ribbon Tiger        Believe    Bikers for Boobs DD

As we bring in new pins, we retire others. Here are a few pins that are being retired. Once they are sold out, they will not be re-ordered.

Brown 3 Day or Bust   Brown Bust    White Bust   Flower 3-Day or Bust   Flower Bust


MAD HATTER        PAINT               FAIRY          GROOVY SURVIVOR    2009

ARIZONA           2004 WALK    2005 WALK          2006 WALK           2007 WALK






BUY ANY SHIRT FOR $20 OR MORE (including kid’s shirts) AND RECEIVE free pink ribbon goodies to include: pink ribbon pin of your choice, pink ribbon Find the Cure lanyard, Believe pink ribbon silicone bracelet, pink ribbon bandana, pink ribbon Wings tattoo and a pair of pink ribbon shoe laces. That is over $20 of free pink ribbon items!! Please write October Special in the order comments at check out to receive your free pink ribbon items!!

I have just 2 girl’s Ribbons 4 a Cure hoodies left in youth size Small (about a 3-4). They are on sale for $22. I have about 5 of the Adult Blue Ribbons 4 A Cure hoodies left in size 3XL only. They are on sale for $30 from $45. You will receive all the free goodies mentioned in the list above, plus a free pink ribbon key chain when ordering one of the close out hoodies (while they last)!


Use the code Cure20 and get 20% off your RETAIL order when ordering between October 16th and October 31st. Please note- You will not get a 20% donation to your walk when using the 20% off coupon. The 20% off is for RETAIL customers only.

We do custom pins, pendants/ charms, key chains, lanyards and silicone bracelets for teams, organizations and events. Please go to and click on Custom Items for pricing and more information. We also sell in bulk and at fundraising pricing. Please check out the Fundraising link on the Pink Wings website.

Pink Wings is now doing our awesome ribbon designs in other cancer awareness colors. If you don’t see what you are looking for- just send me an email at and I will be happy to help you.

If you are having trouble placing an order or finding your pass word or username, feel free to call me at 310-663-0482.

I will be participating in my 13th Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk next summer in Twin Cities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join the Pink Wings team!

Have a wonderful week,


2 time Survivor

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So happy to be alive and well 16 years after my 1st diagnosis of breast cancer for my awesome family!!  This photo is of me with my 4 wonderful kids as we dropped my oldest daughter off for her sophomore year of college at University of San Diego.

Pink Wings Pins 2012

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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,




Pink Wings December Newsletter and Specials

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I can’t believe it is the last month of 2011. Pink Wings is closing out the year with a great year-end sale. Get 25% off of your order when purchasing between December 5th and December 12th. Use the code December 25.  Get 20% off of purchases made between December 13th and December 20th.  Use code December 20. Please note that you will get the discount only and no extra donation will be available with these purchases.

Be sure to check out all of our new pins. I am doing an extra special on our pins from December 5th -20th. Buy one, get one free. This is for RETAIL pricing only and for Pink Wings pins only (does not include any pins from the Custom Pin Section that we do for our customers). For each pin that you purchase, you will get a 2nd pin for free.  Please type in BYGO in the shipping comments at time of purchase.

For those that purchase at wholesale or fundraising pricing, you will get a Baker’s dozen (13 pins for every 12 ordered). Please make sure to write in Baker’s Dozen when placing your order. This is a great way to purchase pins for those that have helped you get through your diagnosis and treatments. The pins also make great stocking stuffers, staff gifts, secret Santa gifts, etc. The new Co-Survivor pins will make great gifts and stocking stuffers for your caregivers. A Co-Survivor is someone who gives love and support to a breast cancer survivor. These pins come in 3 different versions. All pins are in stock and ready to ship:

Other new pins include Courage, Hurricane Pink Ribbon Glass, 2012 Walk to End It, and Tutu and Tiara.

Always great for the Holidays, Santa Hat, Christmas Tree, A Ribbon Snowflake, Menorah, Snowflake, Snowboard, and Snow Ski pink ribbon pins:

To view these pins, go to and click on store. Then type the pin name into the search box on the upper right side of the page. You can also call Courtney at 310-663-0482 for help in placing an order.

I have some of the 4 ribbon hoodies still available. These are great quality hoodies. I have size small only in the pink hoodies, and sizes 3XL and XL only in the periwinkle blue hoodies. We will not be restocking this item. Get yours while they last! With 25% off– that brings the hoodies down to $33.75 each. I will also throw in a pink ribbon pin of choice, a pink ribbon stretch bracelet with matching earrings, a pink ribbon scarf and a pink ribbon spinner key chain free with each hoodie ordered (a $25 value) when you mention hoodie special in the order comments at check out.  I have just a couple hoodies left in children’s size 2-3 years. You can also get the special free gifts with a purchase of a children’s size hoodie.   

I have all sizes available (small-2XL) in most of our pink ribbon shirts including Camo (comes to a size Men’s 2XL- which is like a Women’s 3XL), Tye Dye (in pink or black), Faith Burn Out and Gradient T. .

I also have great long sleeve shirts available for the cold winter months in sizes S-2XL including Pink 2fer (also available in black with white sleeves), Pink V-neck, Brown 2fer, and Brown varsity (also available in black) .These shirts are great quality and so soft. You will feel like you are in your pajamas!

   The popular men’s shirt-Tough Guys Wear Pink, is now back in stock in all sizes Small through 3XL. It is also available for men in White (limited number available) and in a boys in black size XS (4-5) and Small (6-8). 

Armies have been a popular seller this fall and they are great for the Avon 2-Day and Susan G. Komen 3-Day walks and training. I have all colors in stock. These are great for your walking teams! I was so cold at my 3-Day walk in Dallas last month that I wore a pair in black on my legs and my white pair on my arms!  If you have an upcoming Relay for Life or Race for the Cure walk- these would be great for you too.

Pink Wings News:

I completed every mile of my 12th 3-Day 60 mile walk in Dallas in November.  It was an amazing walk. It was so cold on Day 1 that there was frost on the ground! As I dropped off my bag with the gear and tent trucks, I finally met Mike Pink Shoes Wingo. This is an amazing man who has been very active in the fight against cancer. We have emailed and face booked for over 5 years- but this was our first time meeting in person. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:28:20111128-111945:IMG_0692.JPG

I walked with Pink Wings teammates Lori and Diane from Chicago. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:30:20111130-084956:PB060145.JPGI also spent much of Day 1 and Day 2 walking with Barbara Jo and new friend Neha. Macintosh HD:Users:czinszer:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Masters:2011:11:29:20111129-140823:CIMG3684.JPGBarbara Jo is a legend. She is 73 and has completed over 125 long distance walks and raised over $1 million dollars in the fight against breast cancer.

The Dallas 3-Day had 2800 walkers and we raised over $7.1 million dollars!

There will be a Pink Wings team crewing the Chicago 3-Day in 2012 and also walking in either San Fran, Philly or Twin Cities. Please contact me if you would like to join our team.

Upcoming Events:

  • In February, I will have a Pink Wings booth in New Orleans at the annual conference for Young Women affected by Breast Cancer.
  • In March, I will be in Las Vegas with a Pink Wings booth for the Power Symposium Tradeshow and in Orlando at the Essentially Women Tradeshow.
  • In May I will be at the Revlon Run Walk for Women’s Cancers.

If you are interested in having Pink Wings come to your breast cancer event, please contact Courtney at

If you are interested in having custom Cloisonne pins (of any style) made for your team, organization or event- please email Courtney at  Please go to and click on the link on the right that says Custom Items for more information on min. orders and pricing.  We can do as few as 25 (at $7 each plus a mold fee of $60). All you need is an idea, a logo or a design. Pins are great for businesses, teams, events, individuals in support of a survivor, wedding favors, bridal or baby shower favors, birthday favors, anniversary favors…the list goes on. We can also do custom charms/pendants, key chains, silicone wristbands and lanyards. We can even put cartoon versions of you, your teammates or your family on your pins!

If you are interested in selling Pink Wings items in your store- go to for more info and to sign up for a wholesale account. For information on selling Pink Wings items for fundraising- go to and sign up for an account. Please note- you can only sign up for one account (either wholesale or fundraising).

Happy Holidays,

Courtney  (310) 663-0482

Pink Wings September Newsletter and Specials

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Summer is over and the kids are all back in school. I have had a fantastic summer with my family traveling to Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Mt. Shasta, Wisconsin, Chicago and Michigan. Some of the highlights:

Camping in our RV at Refugio State Park in Santa Barbara next to the family from the reality TV show “Little People Big World”. 2011:07:08:20110708-220131:CIMG2795.JPGSpending time with Pink Wings teammates in Chicago.2011:08:09:20110809-102148:CIMG3142.JPG

Cheering on walkers in Chicago and Michigan at the 3 Day for the Cure:

2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0377.jpg2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0376.jpg  and hanging out with my cousins and their kids in Michigan and meeting all of their adorable animals. The Alpacas and the puppies were so cute! 2011:08:10:20110810-211353:CIMG3165.JPG2011:08:14:20110814-201958:IMG_0362.JPG. We ended our trip with a speedboat tour of Chicago on the last day of our vacation. What a blast!  I hope you all have had time to enjoy your summer with the special people in your life.

My last trip of the summer was taking my 18-year-old daughter to San Diego to move her into the dorms at the University of San Diego.  I can’t believe she is already in college. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and again in 1998- my daughter was just 3 and then 5 years old. I sometimes wondered if I would be alive to see her graduate from high school and begin college. I am so happy to be here to share this special time with her!

There was a fantastic article in the Oregonian Newspaper about me and my sister and the struggle we face with the knowledge of our breast cancer gene mutation. It was on the front page of the Sunday paper on the day of the Portland Race for the Cure! Here is the link to view the article:

I am gearing up for what will be our busy time as October and Breast Cancer Awareness month are just around the corner. Many new pins have arrived including: Peace Heart Cure, Pink Butterfly, and Purple Butterfly.  We also have a great Karate key chain with the pink ribbon and teal ribbon (for Ovarian cancer) and the words Kick with FORCE (for facing our risk of cancer empowered).

Our Football pink ribbon pins will be arriving in just a week.

We are keeping busy, designing custom pins for teams, organizations and businesses. If you have a logo, an idea or a slogan that you would like to see on a pin- check out our custom pin pricing at  Click on the link on the left that says Custom Items.   We have the popular pink ribbon knee socks back in stock. These are fantastic for cheerleaders, dance teams, volleyball, basketball and soccer teams raising awareness for breast cancer in October. They are also great for walkers. The knee socks are $10 a pair or $5 a pair when purchased by the dozen. I will also be getting more of the pink ribbon sweat bands in for October. The football teams love these!  I have new pink ribbon ankle socks and crew socks, gloves and glove and hat sets with pink ribbons.  We are carrying many of the ribbon awareness pins in other colors now including teal, grey, white, gold, blue, purple, orange and green.

I have tons of the Faith Burn Out pink ribbon shirts in stock as well as the long sleeve shirts. We will have a new black with white sleeve 2fer pink ribbon shirt on the website soon. We are selling out of our brown with pink sleeve 2 fer shirts. Get them while they last!

  • Pink Wings Schedule:

    We have been very busy attending events with more to come.

  • August 19-20

    Salem Play for the Cure – Pink Wings Booth and Honorary Pitcher 2011:08:29:20110829-080351:CIMG3227.JPG

  • September 16-17

    Pink Wings booth at the Komen Health Expo in Portland, Oregon.

  • September 25th

    Cure with FORCE fundraiser

    Karate for the kids and shopping for the moms in West Salem, Oregon from 1-4pm. Please contact me for more information at

  • October 1

    Pink Wings will have a booth at the Discover Pink Walk in Salem, Oregon.

    Pink Wings will also have a booth at the Albany Walk for the Cause in Albany, Oregon

  • October 11

    Pink Wings will have a booth at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg, PA

  • November 4-6

    I will be walking in the Dallas Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day for the Cure with the Pink Wings Team.

    If you are interested in joining our team for this walk, please email me at

    If you would like to donate to my walk, please click here:

Not only am I raising money for Susan G. Komen for my 3-Day walk, I am also raising money for FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). This is a wonderful organization for women at high risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer. If you would like to make a donation to FORCE, please email me at, or go to for more information.  We are also selling Silpada Jewelry with 95% of the proceeds being donated back to FORCE. To purchase Silpada Jewelry and help out FORCE, go to the Silpada link. At check out go to the September 25th party and look for the name Erin Hurley or FORCE to make sure that we get the credit.

Our First Pink Wings Contest:

I have decided to have our first Pink Wings Pin Contest. If you have an idea for the Pink Wings 2012 Walk Pink Ribbon Pin, you can scan and email it to me at Feel free to look at the Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbons from other years on the website. The pin should have a pink ribbon, a saying and 2012 on it. You can submit as many ideas as you want. The winning 2012 Pink Ribbon Pin will be decided by year’s end. The winner will receive   100 free pink ribbon pins and will have their pin idea become the Pink Wings 2012 Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbon pin. Please note, artwork will become the property of Pink Wings as we will take the #1 idea and make it our 2012 pink ribbon pin.

On a sad note- my mom, Lucy, was just diagnosed with Colon Cancer in August.  She has had surgery and will start chemo next month. This is the disease that killed her mother many years ago. Any prayers or good wishes from my wonderful Pink Wings customers would be greatly appreciated at this time.


Our September special- buy a shirt or hat at RETAIL pricing and get a free flower power pink ribbon pin, affirmation elastic bracelet and a tattoo with purchase. This includes kids shirts. Buy a sweatshirt at RETAIL pricing and you will get all the above mentioned items, plus a free pink ribbon bandana and cell phone bling.  I only have a few kids sweatshirts left. Make sure to mention September Newsletter Special in the comments at check out.

If you are participating in an event (3 Day or Avon Walk, Relay for Life, Race for the Cure, etc.) – please make sure to mention your walk event at check out to get 20% from your order donated back to your walk. This does not include shipping, fundraising kits, pins in bulk, custom pins or arm warmers.  This is for retail orders only and will not be included with orders at fundraising or wholesale pricing.

We are selling out of the arm warmers and have limited colors and styles available. Get yours while they last!  They are great for the colder winter months.

Please feel free to contact me for information about fundraising for your organization or event. The fundraising kits and pins in bulk are great for raising money!

Have a Pinktastic day!