We embrace our young women and welcome them into the H4TG family. As in any family, sometimes our members need a phone call, an in-person hug outside a scheduled meeting, a visit, or extra information to help with day-to-day life. Together, our family mourns lost “sisters” and celebrates successes; we spread love and grow. Whatever support we can offer, we will, if it’s within our power. Because that’s what families do.
H4TG offers two primary support services: Beyond Boobs! with in-person support through community-based support systems in numerous localities and Pink Link with virtual support through its 24/7, nationwide, online community.
H4TG specifically serves women diagnosed in their 20s, 30s, and 40s because their challenges are very different from those of older women. Our services extend from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond as the aftermath of the disease can last a lifetime.
We offer a place where our members don’t have to be strong for everyone else and provide peers to ensure they can face the future with all the love, information, and encouragement they need.
H4TG focuses on our women’s health, not just their breast cancer. We emphasize wellness and practicing healthy lifestyles to help our young survivors live their best lives.
A study by William & Mary Public Policy graduate students affirmed that “participating in a Beyond Boobs! support system positively affects quality of life, treatment, and recovery.”
H4TG funds its services solely with revenue from donations, events, and community support. We receive no government funding.
We provide services through comprehensively trained volunteers.
77 cents out of every dollar raised goes directly into our programs for the young women we serve.
We charge no fees for our services.
Co-Founder Here for the Girls, Inc.
Board Vice President
General Services Officer Colonial Behavioral Health
Faye Petro Gargiulo
VP R&D Riverside Health Systems
Newport News, VA
Thomas A. Smith, Jr., CPA
Masters Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
Newport News, VA
Cynthia Ann Allen
Vice President, Oncology and Imaging Service Line
Associate Vice President
The College of William & Mary
Marketing Communications & Stewardship
Virginia Beach , VA
I’m Not a Communist, LLC
G. Computers, Inc.
We aren’t just a team, we are a family that is dedicated to improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer!
The Here for the Girls corporate office is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, and currently offers support services to young breast cancer survivors through Beyond Boobs! (in-person support in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas) and Pink Link (virtual support).
We do not currently have any job openings. Please check back for future employment opportunities, or learn about our volunteer opportunities!
1309 Jamestown Rd., Suite 204
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Open Monday-Thursday 8am – 5pm
P.O. Box 561255
Rockledge, FL 32956
Phone: 321-766-5679 ext. 21
"In the spring of 2017, the students in my graduate level Nonprofit Law and Management course studied Here for the Girls, Inc. (H4TG) to analyze the ways H4TG used the rules and best practices we were studying to further its mission. In every aspect of the organization, from governance to finance to fundraising, the students saw a remarkably effective and inspiring organization. As one of the students stated, “The day Rene & Mary Beth [the co-founders] were in class I was fighting back tears as I heard about their organization’s work. H4TG is . . . [so] well managed, . . . [that] this process was mostly an example in how to go about running an organization well, and . . . how much work and care is required to carry this out well.”
Sitting in chemo today I had a whole different perspective because of this weekend, instead of being ashamed I walked in proud of my bald head mainly because I wanted to show off my henna tattoo. This weekend showed me how many people can love me for who I am, the strength and energy I still have regardless of what I'm going through and that I can do anything. I'm so grateful for this opportunity and the people I've met and so happy to be a part of this group. Thank you to everyone that made our retreat a success. - Love, Hopper! 😘
As a psychologist, it has been my privilege to have been involved with Here For the Girls/Beyond Boobs/Pink Link since its beginnings over a decade ago. I have watched it grow into an organization that provides an integrated support system that addresses the healing of mind, body, and spirit. Their attention to the needs of their members brings a compassionate, educated, and comprehensive view on the “Journey Beyond the Diagnosis”. This community of women continues to define how powerful and vibrant life can be whatever challenges one may face.