As a nonprofit that has served young women affected by breast cancer since 2007, part of our goal from the very beginning (beyond providing social-emotional support) was educating people on how to avoid breast cancer risks and ensuring that everyone has the knowledge they need to be able to identify and advocate for themselves if something doesn’t seem right with their breast health.
We want every person to know what breast cancer is, how to detect it, and how to support someone who has the disease because, unfortunately, so many women get this diagnosis each year that at some point in your life you may be or know one of them.
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support systems where our women receive peer-based social and emotional support that improves the social and emotional well-being of our young women (diagnosed under the age of 51) with the oversight of highly qualified and trained facilitators.
A wellness weekend for survivors with the objective of improving quality of life and emotional well-being. This occurs through intimate and extended times of peer support in a safe, relaxing environment, meaningful sessions led by experts, and participation in fun or restorative activities. This weekend also helps promote healthy lifestyle habits that can reduce recurrence risks. A retreat scholarship is available for women with a hardship and need travel assistance in getting to the location.
A two-day event exclusively designed for women with stage 4, incurable breast cancer. This event is impactful as it offers our women the strength of, and time to bond with, women sharing the same diagnosis, with end-of-life planning guidance from subject matter experts. The retreat helps them take charge NOW so they can focus on living today!
On boarding training, a comprehensive annual training weekend, and ongoing sessions dedicated to strengthening our facilitators’ skills, fostering mutual support, and enhancing their role as leaders and ambassadors of H4TG. We are pleased to recognize six new facilitators in 2019.
An annual calendar that features breast cancer survivor stories and “A Guide to Caring For Yourself.” It serves as an initial source for support and information for young survivors, and the included breast health guide gives all women knowledge about breast health and information about reducing breast cancer risk. Each year, over 8000 are donated to newly diagnosed women, medical facilities, free clinics, and community groups.
Topic specific sessions designed to focus on breast cancer related issues, such as reconstruction or women’s health. Sessions are presented by our partners in the local medical community or subject matter experts in a particular field.