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39, diagnosed at 36, no family history, no know genetic mutation ILLUMINATING. Our theme for A Calendar to Live By […]
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RUN FOR THE HILLS WITH US!

You spoke and we listened! It's time to sign up for Run for the Hills 2021 at New Town in Williamsburg! Run for the Hills will feature a new 5K trail and virtual + live participation options at a new location. Same great cause, new trails!
Join us on October 9th! There are SO MANY ways to get involved! You can register to run, build a team, fundraise, volunteer or be a sponsor - whatever works best for you. But most importantly, do it for the GIRLS!
More information on the link below.

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Welcome to Here for the Girls

Our Mission: improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer

If you’re here, you’re probably looking for people to help you figure out what this new chapter looks like and how you’re going to write it. That’s what you’ll find with H4TG - sisters who know what you’re going through and know what challenges – and opportunities – lie before you.

Or, you may be a family member, friend or someone otherwise touched by breast cancer. We're here for you, too, and have a number of ways you can help support our community.

Why We Exist

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and can result in psychological distress, especially in young women. Young women face many different challenges compared to their more mature counterparts, and these challenges can impact them far beyond diagnosis and treatment.

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What We Treasure

Here for the Girls treasures “LOVE” above all and is committed to a culture that celebrates all people regardless of their ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, and sexual orientation. We promote human rights for all through mutual respect and acceptance of differences without biases of any kind.

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Who We Serve

When someone hears the words “you have cancer,” finding support related to emotional and social resilience is crucial in facing the journey on their own terms. To help meet that need, H4TG offers a variety of opportunities for young women with breast cancer to connect and share with others traveling the same difficult path.

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Our Loving Support

What Our Members are Saying

Take the time to consider your options and don’t allow anyone else to influence you! Make your own decisions.

Candice
diagnosed at 39

One Boober! told me hey, if you feel tired, just sleep it off. No one expects a spic-and-span home, freshly baked bread, and a buffet for dinner! Not only did I laugh, but I needed someone to tell me that I can only do as much as I can, and that is okay.

Bhumika
diagnosed at 36

Don’t ask what you can do, look around and see what she hasn’t been able to get done herself. Anything you do will be appreciated, but it’s very hard to come up with things on the spot. Mowing the lawn, doing the laundry, unloading the dishwasher -- they are not glamorous, but so necessary.

Natalie
diagnosed at 47

I didn’t join until about five years out. There I found survivors that understood and listened to my concerns. (I found) that someone was beside me and understood my feelings.

Charlene
diagnosed at 44

H4TG was a big impact for me. The very first meeting I attended was the day before I had my double mastectomy. I met women in all stages of the journey and kept thinking: I need to remember this. Their faces, their story.

MJ
diagnosed at 49

Although I'm outspoken, during my diagnosis I told very few people. H4TG has given me a voice. I am now able to share about my journey without feeling as though I have to hide my feelings or my fears. H4TG has also allowed me to say NO to some things, allowing me time for me! But they also gave me strength to say YES to speaking, travel, and doing things that before I would have passed on. They allowed me to see that my time is NOW!

Vanessa
diagnosed at 48

This is a lifelong journey. Ringing that bell is a significant moment for us and it pretty much solidifies the end of a really rough treatment process. However, it does NOT mean that the fight is officially over. Celebrate each achievement (wine and cake are always nice) and then be there to help them prepare for the next phase in life.

Rashida
diagnosed at 29

One thing I wish I'd had was someone who understood what I was going through or understood what the doctor was saying. I really never understood what they were saying. I mean, I got it, I have breast cancer and it was pretty bad, but all that other stuff, I had no clue what they were telling me.

Amy
diagnosed at 43

Upcoming Events

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  • Run for the Hills

    Every October, Here for the Girls invites the public to join 550+ participants, volunteers, and community business members who value health and fitness at its annual Run for the Hills 5K/10K and Fall Fest. Races include a 10K, a 5K, and a 1-Mile Fun Run. This event, which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, draws diverse groups together for a morning of fun – supporters of breast cancer survivors, survivors themselves, companies, health care practitioners, and those who just love to run or walk.

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    We need you more than ever! Help us provide social + emotional support to young women with breast cancer.

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1309 Jamestown Rd. Suite 204
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact us at info@hereforthegirls.org
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