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Pink Wings Newsletter and Specials February 2014

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It is a new year and Pink Wings will be bringing in some new hoodies, jackets and tanks with our awesome Pink Ribbon and Wings design. We also have our 2014 Walk Pink Ribbon pin in stock and on the website. The saying this year is Walk to support a cure 2014.

New Items and special February Pink Ribbon Pins:

I have the awesome Heart Pink Ribbon pin- a great gift for your Valentine! Our Hurricane Glass pink ribbon pin also has hearts on it. I have the Mardi Gras pink ribbon pin in stock and ready to ship. The new Survivor pins are a heart with banner and I have them available in Survivor , 5 Year, 10 Year and 20 Year.  That same design is also available in a Co-Survivor pin and with the word Courage on it. Great for the guys- Tough Guys Wear Pink Pin. The Peace Love Cure pin and motorcycle pin are also a hit!

SKU 1753 SKU 1607 SKU 1569 SKU 1676 SKU 1051


SKU 1717 SKU 1675 SKU 1673 SKU 1635


SKU 1549 SKU 1680 SKU 1678 SKU 1751 SKU 1076 SKU 1437

The new tanks this year will come in black with the Ribbon and Wings design on them. The request for a black tank was huge last year.  Some other fun items on the Pink Wings website: a bundle of pink ribbon headbands, thin silicone bracelets, the popular paracord bracelets, trio of silicone bracelets, pink ribbon knee socks, pink ribbon and wings jacket, kids shirts and the ever popular pink ribbon arm warmers- great for this extremely cold winter!


Our Valentine Special this year- Purchase any one of our pink ribbon shirts and get a free bling pink ribbon pin, a Pink Wings Tattoo, and a free pair of arm warmers with each shirt ordered. You will get the white arm warmers with single pink ribbon on the cuff.  Order a children’s shirt and get a free ballet pink ribbon pin, a free Pink Wings Tattoo and a free pair of children’s arm warmers (the children’s arm warmers do not have the pink ribbon on them).  This is over $20 worth of free items with each shirt ordered.  There is no limit.  Be sure to type PW VALENTINE in the order comments at check out by February 14, 2014  to get your free items.

I am closing out on many of my long sleeve and ¾ sleeve shirts. These are great for this cold weather we are having:

Varsity ¾ Sleeve Shirt SKU #1409, Pink 2Fer Long Sleeve Shirt SKU #1407 and the Pink V-Neck Long Sleeve Shirt SKU #1393.  I have limited sizes available for all 3 of these shirts and they are each on sale now.

Also- put in coupon code PW15 during check out to get 15% off your order.  Please note- this is for retail orders only- not for wholesale or fundraising orders.

Order the Camo Pink Ribbon pin SKU #1484, or the Camo Bustier Pink Ribbon Pin SKU #1709 and type BOGO in the order comments at check out to get 1 free camo pink ribbon pin with every camo pink ribbon pin ordered.  When you order 12 at just $5 each, you will get 24 camo pins for just $60 -that is less than $3 a pin!

Lots of upcoming events:

I will be in Orlando, Florida at the end of February for the Young Survivor Conference. Come by and visit the Pink Wings booth!

In March I will have a Pink Wings booth at 2 wholesale shows. I will be in Nashville, TN for the POWER Symposium and in Reno, NV for Essentially Women Focus on the Future.

In May, I will have a Pink Wings booth at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Cancers in Los Angeles and in June I will have a booth at the FORCE Conference in Philadelphia, PA. In July I will have a Pink Wings booth at the 2nd Annual National Women’s Survivor Conference in Nashville, TN (this seems to be the new “it” place for conferences and I love going to Nashville!)

In August, I will be heading to Twin Cities for the Breast Cancer 3-Day with my Pink Wings team. There are only 4 of us so far. If you want to join our Pink Wings team- just email me at for more info.  If you would like to make a donation to my walk, please go to:

My co-captain, Lori, will be heading up a Pink Wings team at the Seattle 3-Day. I can give you more information for joining either team if you email me.

By late February, or early March, I will have new hoodies, jackets, crew neck sweatshirts, Henleys and black tank tops on the website with our Ribbon and Wings design. These will be available in some bigger sizing. There will be limited amounts of some items, so keep checking back to the Pink Wings website for the new items.

If you would like to check out Courtney’s Thrive Story, please go to this link:

This was filmed back in 2008 at the World Breast Cancer Conference in Winnipeg and my wonderful friend Lexi just sent me the link to view it this week.

I am also attaching the link for the video I shot when my 20-year-old daughter, Sedona, received her BRCA results. Some of you have already seen this.

Pink Ribbon Pins

I have now updated the Pin Sheets on the front page of the Pink Wings website. These sheets are great to print out if you are selling the pins for fundraising, or if you are a store. It is also a great way to view the pins as they are organized by type and style. Much easier then clicking through page after page of pins on the website.


I am able to do custom pins for teams, organizations, businesses, teams and events. I can turn your logo or idea into a beautiful Cloisonne lapel pin!  Minimum pin order is 100 and there is a $60 mold fee per pin design.  If you like one of the Pink Wings pins, but would like to add wording to it, or change the ribbon color- I can do that. Again- there is a min order of 100 pins.  Go to and click on the link that says Custom Items.

I can also do custom charms/pendants, silicone bracelets, and lanyards.


If you are looking to purchase pins and other items for fundraising- please click on the Fundraising link. You can order 100 pins for just $3 a pin! If you resell the pins at $10 each- you have a profit of 70% for your fundraising!  We also have 2 different fundraising kits on the website.

That is all for now. Have a fantastic week and stay warm!



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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

Owner –


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 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 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 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!



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Pink Wings FANTASTIC Holiday Specials and December 2010 Newsletter

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Pink Wings FANTASTIC Holiday Specials and December 2010 Newsletter

Only a couple weeks until Christmas!!

I love spending the holidays with my family and feel so blessed to be healthy again this year.  My prayers go out to my friends and all families who are dealing with cancer during the holiday season. It was at this time in 1996 that I lost my hair and was bald for Christmas.  Merry Christmas to me J.  That seems like such a long time ago and I am so happy that there have been many strides made in the fight to cure breast cancer.  Pink Wings will continue to raise funds and awareness in 2011.

For all of you young breast cancer survivors out there- the annual conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer will be held in Orlando, Florida Feb. 25-27th, . Go to for more information about this wonderful conference.

The Annual FORCE conference for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer will be held in June in Orlando, Florida. Go to for more information.

If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift for friends, family, or co-workers, check out the holiday pink ribbon pins exclusive to the Pink Wings website. We have a Christmas Tree pink ribbon pin, a Menorah, a Santa Hat and 2 different snowflake pins.


The Christmas tree pin and the snowflake pins have glitter colors!  The pins are 1 ¼” tall Cloisonné lapel pins with military clutch backs. These are also great for fundraising!

For the rest of the month I have Hoodies on sale! Purchase a pink pullover Ribbons 4 A Cure hoodie (on SALE in size SMALL only),or a grey hoodie (available in size 3XL only) or a periwinkle blue hoodie (available in sizes L-3XL) for only $25.00! That is a savings of $20!  These make great gifts for the cold winter months.

I also have our raglan 2-tone short sleeve shirt in either light pink or dark pink sleeve (this is a short cap sleeve) on special with Free Pink Ribbon Goodies. For just $24 you will get the shirt (sizes S, M, and L only) a pink ribbon stretch bracelet and earrings, a pink ribbon scarf and a pink ribbon pin. This is over $20 worth of free goodies…so it is like getting the shirt for just $4.00! Hurry- I have just a few shirts left. Please note that they run small- so you may want to order one size up from what you normally wear!  I also have an adorable T-Shirt dress for little girls .

On sale for just $15.00 (plus you will get a free cheerleader or ballerina pink ribbon pin with purchase). The pin and scarf alone sell for over $15! This cute Paisley Pink Ribbon T-Shirt dress is perfect for the little princess in your life. It is a one size fits all t-shirt dress and will fit most girls who wear size 3 to size 8. Older/ taller girls will need to pair this with leggings as the t-shirt dress may not be long enough. T-Shirt dress comes in Pink (as shown) or White with an embroidered Paisley Pink Ribbon on the chest. There are Satin Ribbon Bows tied at each shoulder and a pretty pink ribbon scarf for the belt. Order yours today!

Special on pins for the holidays! Buy 12 pins and get 3 free! Just write HOLIDAY in the shipping comments at check out and then list the 3 free pins you want shipped with your order.  If you purchase 24 pins, you will get 6 free pins. *This special is not for those purchasing pins at fundraising pricing and free pins cannot be from the custom pin section of the Pink Wings website.

Special on jewelry for the holidays. With every $20 worth of jewelry purchased, you will get a free pink ribbon pin of your choice (not including pins from the custom pin section). If you order $40 worth of jewelry you will get 2 free pins. Again, please write HOLIDAY in the shipping comments and then type in the name/s of the free pins you want.

Special on shirts– with any adult or children’s shirt ordered that is $15 or more, you will receive a free pink ribbon pin of your choice (custom pins not included) and a free pink ribbon stretch bracelet with matching earrings.


The new 2011 Walk pin is in. The pin says Walk On 2011 and has a glitter pink ribbon in the center. The walking girl actually walks across the pin. This pin is adorable!  Our new heart pink ribbon pin with glitter is now in and we also have a new fire department  and police pin that reads Arrest Breast Cancer. Hurry- these are selling quickly!

More Great Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts for the cold winter days:

Gloves ,

Knee Socks


Slippers (7 pair left) and

Fleece Jacket (only 8 left)

Happy Holidays!


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!



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The Pink Wings Newsletter for August 2009

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It is August already and all the commercials are about Back To School…I am still enjoying my summer!

Big News at Pink Wings

We are now branching out to All Cancer Awareness!! If you have a cause with a ribbon color other than pink- we can help you out. Any of our popular pink ribbon pins, key chains or temporary tattoos can now come in other cancer awareness colors with a min. order of 25 pins or key chains or 1,000 tattoos. We have over 150 original designs to choose from! Some of the options can be seen at These items would be special order and take 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Pink Wings had a fantastic team at the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day 60 mile walk July 24-26. This was a big walk for me as it was my 10th Breast Cancer 3 Day, my 10th year walking and I was now over 10 years cancer free. We had 19 walkers and 2 crew members from all over the country. All 19 members of the Pink Wings team wore pink wings as we walked to Boston (except for on the first day when we had torrential rain from the start of the walk to mid-afternoon). My 15-year-old daughter Sedona walked along side me for the first time…or I should say- ahead of me. She was also part of the opening and closing ceremonies, carrying the banner that said For My Mother. I got to go up on stage with her for closing ceremonies as her honoree. What a special treat that was!
I have to send a special thank you to Lori Rice, my co-captain from Chicago. She helped to grow the team (almost ½ the team was from Chicago), pick out team gear, put together goodie bags for the team members and arrange fundraising events. Our team ranged in age from 15 to 50 and consisted of 4 female Chicago cops, 2 mother/daughters, 3 sets of sisters, 2 survivors and 2 women who had lost their mother’s to breast cancer. Almost every team member was having a birthday within a month of the walk (many within a week of the walk) and our wonderful teammate Kara, picked up a big birthday cake with pink ribbons and brought it to our team dinner the night before the walk. This is where we also gave out the pink ribbon goodie bags to our team members. We found out later we were the envy of other teams having dinner at this restaurant as they were wondering Where are our goodie bags? and Why don’t we have a cute pink ribbon cake?
Pink Wings was the 3rd largest team and raised the 4th highest amount of money for teams in Boston. We have raised $45,000 with money still coming in! The Boston Walk had 1,600 walkers and raised over 4 million dollars for breast cancer research and education. I think that is pretty incredible!
On the last day of the walk, just after breakfast, my daughter and I chopped off our hair for Locks Of Love. My daughter cut off 14” and I cut off 11”. You can view a photo of this on the front page of the website. You can also view an article written for our hometown newspaper about my participation in the 3 Day by clicking on the link on the left of the home page that says Press.
I am hoping Pink Wings will have a team for the 2010 Twin Cities 3 Day. Please contact me if you would like information on joining the Pink Wings team.

Pink Wings will have a booth at the Play for the Cure in Salem, OR on August 15th. This is an awesome softball tournament with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
On August 22nd Pink Wings will have a booth at a health fair in Santa Monica, California at the 3rd Street Promenade (between the 1200 and 1300 blocks). If you live in Southern California, come on down. Mention that you receive the Pink Wings newsletter and get a free Pink Ribbon pin with a purchase of $10 or more. If you are fundraising for an upcoming walk- this would be a great opportunity to view all of the pink ribbon pins that are available at fundraising pricing. The new Fight Like A Girl pins are in and they look awesome in person!

In September, Pink Wings will be at the Portland Race for the Cure. I am hoping to have a booth at the Race for the Cure Health Expo in the convention center again this year too.

On Sept. 26th, Pink Wings will have a booth at the Factors Annual Breast Cancer Conference in Tampa, Florida. This year the conference will be held at Higgins Hall located on the campus of St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 5221 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, Fl. 33614

On October 14th, Pink Wings will be in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference. This conference is held at the Harrisburg Hilton. For more information about this conference, go to

All of the new Fight Like A Girl pins and tattoos are now in stock and shipping daily. The 2009 Bustier pin and the 2009 3 Day or Bust pin are on the Pink Wings website and will be in at the end of August. You can pre-order yours today.
I have just a couple of the new Fight Like A Girl wicking shirts left. If you are a size Small or size XL, you are in luck. Please note-these shirts run big.
The Pink Ribbon flip flops are in and selling like crazy this summer. These are available in light pink with pink ribbons or dark pink with pink ribbons and in sizes 5-11. They make great shower shoes for those of you participating in the Avon or 3 Day walks.
The pink ribbon arm warmers are finally on the website and in stock. You can view these under New Products. They come in many different styles. These were very popular at the San Diego and Arizona 3-Day walks. I have white with pink ribbons, black with pink ribbons, white with crystal ribbon, black with crystal ribbon, grey with pink ribbon and black with pink ribbon.
The pink ribbon socks have been a great addition to the Pink Wings website. They are also a popular seller at all of our shows and events.
Pink Ribbon Slippers will be on the website soon. These are adorable and will be great for keeping your feet warm as the weather starts to cool off.

Pink Wings is going green. If you have been to any of our events lately- you probably have noticed that we are no longer giving out plastic bags. By September, we hope to have pink ribbon re-useable shopping bags on our website and at our shows. At home, we are no longer using plastic water bottles. I am trying to cut down on the footprint my family and I are leaving on this earth. We have also started to use Earth Friendly Melaleuca products. If you are interested in going green and would like to hear about the wonderful line of Melaleuca products, please feel free to email me at

For the month of August we are having a recession buster sale. Please mention AUGUST Special in the shipping comments when checking out to receive these specials as this is only for Pink Wings customers who get the newsletter.
1. Buy any adult pink ribbon t-shirt, hat, sweatshirt or fleece jacket at retail pricing (this includes sale priced items) and get a free pink ribbon cell phone charm, Pink Bling Pink Ribbon Pin, Pink Ribbon Find the Cure Lanyard and pink ribbon Fight Like A Girl temporary tattoo. Mention August Special in shipping comments when checking out.
2. Purchase 12 of any of our exclusive Pink Wings Pink Ribbon pins or key chains and receive a Bakers Dozen (13 for the price of 12). This does not include pins in the Custom Pin section of the website. Mention Bakers Dozen in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
3. Purchase 12 of our heart pink ribbon cell phone charms and get a 13th free. Mention Bakers Dozen in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
4. Purchase a dozen of our Pink Ribbon temporary tattoos (they come in 4 styles) and receive a dozen free. Mention Buy 1 get 1 free in the shipping comments when checking out to receive this special.
**Make sure to check out the sale items on the website under Specials. I have sweatshirts, fleece jackets and children’s shirts as well as some of the pins on sale now**

If you need custom pins made for your work, team, organization or fundraising please contact Courtney at You can have as few as 25 custom pins made with a $55 mold fee and free artwork. We can also create custom key chains, charms and temporary tattoos. It’s easy. All you need is an idea!

Are you participating in an upcoming walk or event? We can help you with your fundraising. Just go to and fill out a fundraising application or email Courtney at If you have a fundraising account and you can’t remember your login, it is usually your last name with first letter capitalized for your username and pinkwings for your password.

Do you know of a cancer awareness store near you that should be carrying Pink Wings product? Tell the buyer to go to or and I can get them set up with a wholesale account in no time.

We are retiring some of the Pink Wings pins and t-shirts.
We are selling through the Paisley Ribbon t-shirts (now available in size small in a pink or white t-shirt only), the Sophia Ringers with 4 Ribbon (size Medium and Large only) the Spaghetti Top/ Pajama Top (available in grey only in size Large only). I have the dark pink 4 Ribbon t-shirts available in size small only and a few of the grey 4 Ribbon t-shirts in most sizes.
We are almost sold out of the Walking For A World Without Cancer T-Shirts (available in blue in sizes XL and 2XL only and in Grey in size XL only).
The White Bustier Pin is retiring as well as the apple pin (cancer busters) and the Fairy Pink Ribbon pin.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Wear sunscreen and be safe.
Courtney Zinszer