About The Get In Touch Foundation — October's #EveryCaseCounts Charity Partner
Oct 01, 2021
October is here! You know what that means—it's time to announce our new charity partner for the month. Drum roll, please!
We are proud to announce we are partnering up with The Get in Touch Foundation for the rest of October!
This breast health nonprofit is dedicated to teaching women how to spot breast cancer early and get help as soon as possible.
We believe in this group so much that we will donate a portion of our profits from every phone case sold this month to Get in Touch. Plus, for every time you post on Insta with the hashtag #EveryCaseCounts, we'll throw in another dollar.
Let's learn more about this charity and discover the difference their work is making.
💖The History of Get In Touch💖
Everything changed for Mary Ann Wasil on February 4th, 2004. The moment she felt a lump on her left breast, she knew life was about to take her on a journey she never expected.
After processing her cancer diagnosis, it was time to sit down with her daughters and offer a lesson. No one ever taught Mary Ann how to perform a breast exam, but she would make sure her daughters were informed.
Once her daughters learned the proper technique for a self-breast exam, it was time for the rest of the world's daughters to learn.
🌸🌸🌸The Daisy Wheel 🌸🌸🌸
Mary Ann, along with a team of medical professionals, designed the Daisy Wheel to save lives. The wheel is available as a physical product to distribute to students and as a free app.
It elaborates on the eight essential steps of a breast self-exam. Imagining your breasts as a daisy, you use different amounts of pressure and doctor-approved methods to search for anything out of the ordinary, such as lumps or bumps.
Routine breast exams are the most reliable way to find cancer early and get treatment before the disease grows.
- Hundreds of thousands of women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2021
- In 2009, the Get In Touch Girls' Program opened worldwide.
- To date, over 1 million students across 34 countries have participated in the Daisy Wheel Program.
- In 2016, Mary Ann's daughter Betsy took over the foundation to continue her mother's work.
💗Do Your Part💗
Mary Ann passed away in 2016, but you can advance her legacy by practicing the methods she wanted every girl in the world to know.
The most important thing you can do to help is to spread the word! Conversion around women's breast health can be hard to talk about, but knowledge is power. Sit down with your mother, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, or any woman in your life and ask if she knows how to perform a breast self-exam.
Using the Get In Touch Toolkit, show the women in your life how they spot Breast Cancer to stop Breast Cancer!
We always need new ideas for amazing charities to work with and do our part in making a better world. If you have a great organization in mind, nominate your favorite today!