Video: Betsy Nilan and mayor promote Get In Touch Foundation

Mayor Ben Blake met with Betsy Nilan, president of the Get In Touch Foundation, at Milford City Hall to talk about the foundation, which promotes breast health and breast self examinations.

The Get In Touch Foundation, founded by Betsy’s mother, the late Mary Ann Wasil, is a grassroots non-profit organization located in Milford.

The organization’s central program is the Get In Touch Girls’ Program & Daisy Wheel© breast health initiative, educating girls in grades 5-12 on the importance of breast self-exams.

When Wasil died at age 51 earlier this year, her obituary notice spoke of the foundation’s importance to her: “Her fourth baby, The Get In Touch Foundation, was born after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004. From then on, her life mission was to educate and empower girls all around the world as an inspirational breast cancer-kickin’ survivor and health activist.”

Betsy and the mayor talked about the importance of the program, and Betsy displayed the Daisy Wheel, which provides tips for self examinations and which the foundation provides free to schools all around the world.

The foundation is teaming up with ShopRite of Milford to raise funds for the non-profit. Shoppers may make a donation to the foundation at the registers.

Betsy noted that October is breast health awareness month.

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