Welcome to our Here for the Girls media page! If you’re a journalist, use this page to find quick information about our organization for use in articles, downloadable logos, and links to recent stories and interviews.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview with a representative for our organization, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Co-Founders are experts in what it means to be a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer; they are glad to talk about current events that relate to breast cancer as well as the growing need for peer support that addresses the challenges unique to young women diagnosed with this disease.
Mary Beth Gibson
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Co-Founder & Board President
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
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Here for the Girls, Inc. (H4TG) is a not-for-profit improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer through support that’s not-your-typical – it’s transformational!
Breast cancer has a significantly greater impact on quality of life for young women. Our unique brand of support improves quality of life of the young women we serve by helping them move away from fear and uncertainty towards feeling confident, energized, and hopeful while helping them deal with the realities of the disease. We do this by nurturing a positive outlook, providing in-depth, not-your-typical support, and healing mind, body, and spirit – to help them live life with an exclamation point (!) instead of a period.
Beyond our in-person and virtual support programs, 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.
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