Thoughts From Chris: April 2021

April 5, 2021

Dear Friends of H4TG,

In January I introduced H4TG’s theme for 2021, ‘Inspired,’ noting there are many things that inspire us to continue our mission of supporting young women with breast cancer. I started with the power a single word has to inspire. Thank you to everyone who shared with me what word inspires YOU (see the results in the word cloud below). Especially telling in the midst of the pandemic, many sent in a version of the same word – discover.

From single words strung together, we are then able to create a story. A story has the unique ability to enhance feelings of compassion and empathy. It also can build connections, allowing the listener to join the story where they are, creating a tie that binds the listener and teller together through new perspectives, familiarity, and understanding.

This organization started with the story of two women diagnosed with breast cancer, and through the years, we’ve drawn inspiration from the stories of other woman living with the disease. No story is the same – each is unique. As I reflect on the program services we offer, the events we host, or even a social media post, I can attach a deeper meaning to each because of a personal journey or a story shared from those who are part of the H4TG community.

What is the story behind why you are connected to Here for the Girls? Are you a caregiver, is there someone close to you with the disease, or are you yourself living with breast cancer? I would love to hear your story. There is a special passion for the mission of H4TG that ties us all together. From those stories, we draw the inspiration that leads us to continue expanding the impact of H4TG’s support.

Here’s to a Healthy + Inspired 2021,

Chris Schwab



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