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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

REAL MEN ARM   DARK ARM   2012 WALK PIN   WALK ON 2011   2010 WALK PIN

MAD HATTER        PAINT               FAIRY          GROOVY SURVIVOR    2009

ARIZONA           2004 WALK    2005 WALK          2006 WALK           2007 WALK

2005 WALK     MICHIGAN     NEXT 39 MILES    NEXT 60 MILES     ONE STEP

PEACE LOVE CURE             SURFER           SUPER CREW       SUPER SURVIVOR

SUPER WALKER    WALK STAR       WALK STAR       PRINCESS      PRINCESS

I WILL RUN A SPECIAL FOR THE OUTDATED WALK PINS SO THAT WALKERS CAN START OR COMPLETE THEIR COLLECTIONS. FOR THE NEXT MONTH, YOU CAN PURCHASE A GROUP OF 5 DIFFERENT DATED WALK PINS FROM THE YEARS 2004-2010 (THAT ARE IN STOCK) FOR JUST $20. ADD THE 2011 PIN OR THE 2012 PIN FOR JUST $5. PLEASE GO TO SKU # 1700 TO MAKE YOUR PURCHASE. CHOOSE THE PINS YOU WANT TO ORDER BY GOING TO THE DROP DOWN MENU. ONCE THE PINS SELL OUT FROM A PARTICULAR YEAR- I WILL DELETE THAT PIN CHOICE.

PINK WINGS OCTOBER SPECIAL-

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 www.pinkwings.com 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 Courtney@pinkwings.com 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,

Courtney

2 time Survivor

Owner – PinkWings.com

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

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.

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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 czinszer@yahoo.com 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.

NEW ITEMS

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.

SPECIALS

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).

KIDS ITEMS CLOSE OUTS

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 mypinorders@yahoo.com 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 www.pinkwings.com 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 Pinkwings.com  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 www.pinkwings.com 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

Courtney

Owner

www.Pinkwings.com

info@pinkwings.com

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: www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/09/oregon_sisters_struggle_with_k.html

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 www.pinkwings.com  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 Courtney@pinkwings.com

  • 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 Courtney@pinkwings.com

    If you would like to donate to my walk, please click here: the3day.org.

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 Courtney@pinkwings.com, or go to  www.facingourrisk.org 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.  www.mysilpada.com/ilana.mitchell

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 mypinorders@yahoo.com Feel free to look at the Collector’s Walk Pink Ribbons from other years on the Pinkwings.com 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.

Specials:

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!

Courtney

www.Pinkwings.com

310-663-0482

Courtney@pinkwings.com

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