At Here for the Girls, we say “it takes a village to raise a nonprofit,” and we are so grateful for our “village” of supporters who share their time, talents, and treasure with us to support our mission and the women we serve. From businesses and community organizations to individuals and families, we all work together to make a difference in the lives of young women with breast cancer and their families. If you’d like to join our village, here are some ways you can be “Here for the Girls” with us!
Our annual "Breast" Ball Golf Tournament at Ford's Colony Country Club is one of three primary fundraising events at Here for the Girls, and is a great opportunity for Hampton Roads regional businesses to work side-by-side to support a good cause. This event is a fun day of golf, course contests, prizes, raffles, food, friends, and fun! But it’s also a chance for attendees to learn more about the Here for the Girls mission and the women we serve.
The annual Pink Carpet Gala is a special event to celebrate the unveiling of our A Calendar to Live By and to introduce our new calendar models to the community, as well as an opportunity to celebrate and raise funds for the organization’s mission to improve the lives of young women affected by breast cancer. The gala attracts approximately 600 attendees each year from across the region.
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.
We host three signature fundraising events each year, and we would LOVE to have you attend, sponsor, or share your goods or services! Join us for our “Breast” Ball Golf Tournament, our Pink Carpet Gala, and our Run for the Hills 5K/10K.
You can be Here for the Girls with us! We invite you to create your own fundraiser to support young women with breast cancer. We call these events “Go Beyond Pink” because the funds are used to support survivors, not to raise awareness (signified by the color pink). Your fundraiser will help fund programs and services such as our annual weekend wellness retreat, monthly virtual support gatherings, and programs for women with metastatic breast cancer.
Fundraisers can be held anytime and anywhere -- breast cancer doesn’t just happen in October! Sell t-shirts, host an event and ask for donations, ask your employer to match employee donations, do a virtual run, or come up with your own fun idea! It’s easy to use your talent and passion to raise funds for the girls. We are here to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how you can get started, or click here to complete an interest form.
The Here for the Girls annual A Calendar to Live By features breast cancer survivors and their stories; tucked inside the calendar is A Guide to Caring for Yourself, which offers important health information on breast cancer, managing risk, early detection, healthy lifestyle choices, and other related topics. The funds we raise through this important project support our mission to improve the lives of young women affected by breast cancer.
A Calendar to Live By not only helps to fund our mission, it is also shared with our newest members (who are often newly diagnosed), so it therefore serves as an initial source for support and information for young survivors. The included breast health guide gives all women knowledge about breast health and information about reducing breast cancer risk. Our calendars are distributed not only to survivors, but also to members of the community at various events and health fairs. We distribute approximately 8,000 each year in total.
If you’d like to become a sponsor of A Calendar to Live By, please email us at email@example.com
The Annual Appeal is our year-end giving campaign that doubles donor dollars through December. Each year we invite matching angels to double the love by increasing the impact of donations. Like you, our donors hope for a cure for breast cancer in their lifetime because they know someone who has had the disease or have lost someone they love to it. Help us help these young women who have breast cancer by becoming a matching angel. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
There are so many ways to volunteer your time + talents with us! We have regular weekly volunteers who come into the office every Tuesday (we call them the Tuesday Tag Team because we love cute names!). We also have volunteers with specialized skills (like project management and IT) who work on project-based tasks, as well as event-specific volunteers. Click here to complete your volunteer application today!