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Host Rob Lowe with honorees, Dr. Kristi Funk and Dr. Nalini Chilkov



March 16:  The 2014 LA “Pretty In Pink” hosted by Rob Lowe, see our press page for all the news and see all the pictures, here.

March: BiteSizeTV interviews founder Mary Ann Wasil

March: LA “Pretty In Pink” honoree, Dr. Kristi Funk, appears on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family.


Sorry, we’ve been so busy we haven’t had a moment to put up all of the news and happenings for the rest of 2013!

February 3, 2013:  Get In Touch featured in The Oprah Magazine online in “100 Women, 100 Shoes” initiative

February 1, 2013:  New York City Pretty In Pink & Women of Strength Award -PRESS RELEASE

January 14, 2013:  Gold Medal Olympian Taylor Ritzel joins Get In Touch as “GIT Your PInk On!” Day Coordinator – PRESS RELEASE



October, 2012: Bridgeport Hospital teaches breast health using Daisy Wheels

June, 2012: Kids II Revamps Bright Starts’ Pink Power Mom Program, Creates Committee to Drive New Initiatives in Fight against Breast Cancer. Inaugural committee formed by current Pink Power Moms.


January 26, 2011:  Bright Starts announces Mary Ann Wasil Nilan to be 2011 Pink Power Super Mom – BRIGHT STARTS PRESS RELEASE.
View a slideshow of pictures from the event. You can also read more on their site: Pink Power

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January 2011:  Mary Ann is named 2011 Pink Power Super Mom

January 2011:  Mary Ann is Guest Blogger for Secret Society of Women


December 2010:  Dr. Barbara Ward & Dolores Ward receive GIT 2010 “Women of Strength” Award – PRESS RELEASE

October 20, 2010: WTNH Channel 8 CT Style has Mary Ann as their guest to talk about the Foundation. Click here to watch.

August 2010: “National Association of School Nurses Vice-President Tia Campbell Joins Get In Touch Consulting Board” – PRESS RELEASE

July 2010: “WNBA’s New York Liberty Honors Get In Touch Founder” – PRESS RELEASE


March 2010: “Overseas School Health Nurses Association Welcomes Get In Touch Founder to Conference in Germany” – PRESS RELEASE

March 2010:  Breast Cancer EARLY Act signed into law, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ letter of thanks

March 2010:  Community Warriors / Lehigh Valley, PA 1st Annual “Pretty In Pink” Brunch & “Woman of Strength” Award

March 2010:  Mary Ann Wasil Nilan’s testimony regarding Bill No. 259, public hearing on CT Breast Density Statute

February 2010:  The MetroWest Daily News – Breast health educator, ‘Be smart not scared’

February 2010:  Beliefnet:  The Inspiration Report  “This Cancer Survivor Discovered Her Strength”

February 2010:  “A Diary of Healing” exhibit at Yale University – PRESS RELEASE

February 2010: The Oprah Magazine – Get In Touch Founder “Gives Beautiful Back” – Featured in February Issue of The Oprah Magazine


January 2010: Hybrid Mom Magazine  – “A Woman of Strength Gives Back” by Jennifer Rawlings


December 2009:  Waves of Gratitude Gives Back to the Get In Touch Foundation – PRESS RELEASE

December 2009:  The Marquette Journal – Meet GIT Ambassador of Hope,  Marquette University Student Amy Brechon

November 2009:  GIT Founder Issues Statement Regarding USPSTF Recommendations – PRESS RELEASE

November 2009:  Get In Touch Founder Wins Oprah Magazine CoverGirl “Giving Beautiful Back Award” – PRESS RELEASE

October 2009: “GIT Your Pink On!” Day Proclamation in Connecticut & Oregon – PRESS RELEASE

October 2009:  Lauralton Hall H.S. Raises Funds for Get In Touch with AP Physics Pumpkin Catapult – PRESS RELEASE

October 2009:  Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference – The Hot Seat {Our Blog} – “Expect the Unexpected” by Mary Ann Wasil Nilan

October 2009:  Get In Touch Honors 18-Year Old 5-Year Breast Cancer Survivor with “Woman of Strength” Award – PRESS RELEASE

September 2009:  East Boston High School Gets In Touch – PRESS RELEASE

July 2009:  Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference – Our Kitchen Table Blog – “It’s Never Too Early” by Mary Ann Wasil Nilan

July 2009:  Bridal Show Benefits Breast Health Initiative – PRESS RELEASE

June 2009: Relay For LIfe at CT’s Quinnipiac University Inspired by Get In Touch Founder & Cancer Survivor – PRESS RELEASE

June 2009:  Daisy Wheels Unveiled at 41st National Association of School Nurses Conference in Boston, MA – PRESS RELEASE

June 2009:  Greenwich Hospital Survivor Celebration Speaker Mary Ann Wasil Nilan Shares Mission – PRESS RELEASE

June 2009:  GIT Founder Speaks to Connecticut Chapter of Women’s Federation for World Peace, USA – PRESS RELEASE

June 2009:  “Evening of Hope” Book Talk to benefit Get In Touch by Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager, Author of “Swimming on My Wedding Day” – PRESS RELEASE

May 13, 2009, CT Post: Girls ‘Get in Touch’ with cancer awareness

February 2009:  WTNH-TV Channel 8 – “GIT Your Gown On!” Bridal Event to benefit Get In Touch


October 2008:  “GIT Your PInk On!” Day Proclamation, City of Milford, CT


October 2008:  The Get In Touch Foundation Ribbon Cutting – PRESS RELEASE

October 16, 2007, Norwalk Plus Magazine – USA: SWIM’s 12th annual breast cancer luncheon will bring hope to many …

October 2007: KLCC Women’s Workshop presents Mary Ann Wasil Nilan

March 24, 2007, CT Post : “Cancer Lessons Shared – Survivor Promoting Education For Girls”

Fall 2007, Be Well Magazine, Be Heard


October 2005, “Diary of Healing” photo essay is published in TIME Magazine