, May 19, 2020 | More Post by

H4TG wants to help support the businesses & those in the local community who have supported us! Many are facing difficult times during this time of social distancing; we send our love and support to all of you.  

Join Here for the Girls in showing our appreciation for these generous sponsors of A Calendar to Live By.

A.B. Harris Inc.
ABNB Federal Credit Union
AJ Nelson
An Angel on Earth
A-One Mobile Bookkeeping, Inc.
Beach Ford
Bill & Merriel Bowditch
Bob and Angie Perciak
Bruce Elliott – AXA Advisors
Casey Toyota
Charlie and Mari Ann Banks
Colonial Eye Care – Dr. Brent Segeleon
Compassionate Care
Dave and Chris Schwab
Davenport & Company
Deb Glover The Garden of Children Learning Center
Doiron Wealth Management
Dr. & Mrs. J. Christopher Paschold
Dr. Terryl and Sheri Times
Drs. Bruce & Cassianne Booth
Drs. Dean and Flavia Kostov
Drs. Henry and Christy Prillaman
Eastern Eye Associates
Erica Chigos-White, NP-C, MSN-FNP
Event Staffing/Staging Inc.
Extra Mile Landscapes
Greg and Alice Caldwell
Gregory Crisp
Harry & Judy Wason
Heather C. Morrow
Henry S. Branscome LLC
Hornsby House Inn
In Honor of Mona Smith
In Memory of Mom, Dorothy T. Byrne
Integrated Audio-Video, LLC
James A. Burden DDS and Associates
Janet McCaskey
Jayne Barnard Jennifer Reed, MD
Jerry & Barbara Stanek
Joy and Len Baxt
Knights of Columbus, Father N. J. Habets Council 4632
Lee & Betty Dooley
Libby Garrett
Liberty Warehousing, Inc.
Lorie Spence
Louise B. Lubin PhD
Lymphedivas
Massey Cancer Center, VCU Health
Melinda Dunn, MD
Michael Hollister
Myriad Genetic Laboratories
Nicholas and Vivian Vitullo
Nicole Yeshtokin, MD
Norfolk Plastic Surgery, PC
Nutritional Blessings, Melinda Pettingill, ND.
Paul and Rosemary Trible
Paul Hartmann, DDS
Pinnacle Business Solutions
Pirates of Chemo
Planet Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Planet Subaru
Rick & Gin Marks in honor of Mary Beth Gibson
Riverside Health System
Robert & Laura Morrill
Rooms, Blooms, & More
Sasa Espino, MD
Scotland Street Salon
Scott, Ami, Asher & Avah Dodson
Sentara Healthcare
Sherry Kletzly – BHHS Towne Realty
Sherwood and Whitney Bowditch
Southside Regional Medical Center
Stephanie H. King
Steve & Karen Barrs
Stu Chumney
Sunday?s Sun Spa Shop
Susie Williams- Texas friend of the Boobers!
The Branch Family
The Byzewski Family
The Hague Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery James Carraway, MD and Robert Schnarrs, MD
The Jacobs Group
The Leading Edge Networking Group of Williamsburg
Thomas W. and Cindy Meehan
Tim and Anne Sullivan
Tricia Russell in honor of Mari Ann Banks
TST Construction
Veterans United Foundation
Vincent & Raymon Bessix
Virginia Oncology Associates
Williamsburg Dental Group Drs. Butler, Fuller & Hornsby
Williamsburg Orthodontics
Williamsburg Plastic Surgery, Johnstuart Guarnieri, MD 
 *All businesses and individuals listed supported our mission in 2019 through sponsorship of  “A Calendar A to Live By.”  
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, May 14, 2020 | More Post by

H4TG wants to help support the businesses & those in the local community who have supported us! Many are facing hardships during this time of social distancing; we send our love and support to all of you.

Join Here for the Girls in showing our appreciation for these generous sponsors from our various signature events last year.

Each week, we will be sharing ways to support other businesses and community donors, so stay tuned to our blog!

A.B. Harris, Inc

American Family Fitness

And I Love Her Violins Elegant Ensembles for Special Occasions

Andersons Home & Garden Showplace

Anna Lind Photography

Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

Big Top Entertainment

Branscome, Inc.

Budget Blinds of Williamsburg

Carter Machinery

Chef K Cooking

Cloud 9 VoIP, LLC

Colonial DJs

Colonial Sports

Compass Wealth Strategies

Daily Press

The Flower Cupboard

FootJoy

Gillette Law Group

Harris House of Henna

The Health Journal

Henry S. Branscome, LLC

HHHunt, Vickie Skutans

Hudgins Contracting

Integrated Audio Video, LLC

James A Burden DDS & Associates

James River Audio Visual Services

Johns Brothers Security + Schaubach Companies

Knights of Columbus Council 5480

Liberty Warehouse, Inc.

Mark’s Pest Control

Marrow Transportation

MatchSticks BBQ Co.

Merck

Micro Tour

Morrison’s Flowers & Gifts

Erwin Nachman

National Exterminators

Lynn Newcomer, Bagpiper

Oceans & Ale

P.J. Deyo Aerial Photography

PepsiCo

Point2Running, LLC

Printwell

Purity Day Spa

Quarterpath Dental

Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment Charitable Giving

Revolution Golf + Grille

Riverside Health System

Ryan Homes

Sign Visions

Signature Consultants

Sportsman’s Grille

Streamline Roofing

Towne Insurance + Towne Benefits

TowneBank

TPMG

Ultra Endodontics, LLC

Virginia Beer Company

The Virginia Gazette

Virginia Oncology Associates

The Virginia Turfgrass Association

Wedding Corner Invitations

Williams Landscape & Design, Inc.

Williamsburg Event Rentals

Williamsburg Families

Williamsburg Neck & Bank Center

Williamsburg Photo Booth

Williamsburg Salt Spa

Williamsburg Smiles

The Williamsburg Winery

WMBG AM 740 / FM 93.5 The Burg

WTKR, Jessica Larche

WYDaily

Wynne Ford-Volvo

*All businesses listed contributed to either the Annual “Breast” Ball Golf Tournament, the Pink Carpet Gala, or the Run for the Hills in 2019 as a sponsor or in-kind sponsor.

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, May 04, 2020 | More Post by

Our lives right now are all about staying home as much as possible, keeping our family and ourselves safe, and trying to contain our worry in a worrisome time. H4TG staff are right there with you trying to figure out how to navigate this new daily (temporary) normal! We’d like to share with you some of the ideas that have worked for us when it comes to de-stressing, figuring out how to work from home efficiently, managing kids, working in some sort of fun time, and more.

When the news first broke about the 180-degree shift all of our lives would take as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, I was devastated. Of course, it didn’t help that I decided to cope (at first) by making a digital scrapbook of my child’s artwork from daycare. I held items up one by one, telling my husband she wouldn’t get the chance to do various things and that the 2020 digital scrapbook would be blank. 

But as the days went on and the reality of the situation began to sink in, our 180 turned out to be anything but devastating. I look around our home and I see my daughter’s finger paint masterpiece hanging on the fridge and her carefully curated sticker montage sitting on her little table. There are tiny cars scattered across the rug in her playroom and 7 different stuffed bunnies sitting in her tepee. We each have dedicated offices in the house with hidden tricks to help offer inspiration to a soon-to-be 2-year-old. I have finger puppets and my husband has a random assortment of items in his drawers to help entertain her. She runs around and goes about her day not knowing what is going on. She laughs, makes silly faces, and shouts out the new words she is learning. She attempts to count everything and claps for herself after doing so.  She blows kisses throughout the day and runs over to give us hugs.

So how am I coping? I am coping by looking at life through the eyes of my daughter. I know this is temporary and that we will all get to some semblance of normal one day, but for now we are together and we are safe. 

-Victoria Riley, H4TG Director of Program + Operations

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, May 01, 2020 | More Post by

As an organization that serves young women affected by breast cancer, we make sure to keep up with the latest news so we know what our women face when it comes to treatment and beyond. In this blog series, we will share the month’s news that we feel is most interesting and relevant.

April 2 – A new study indicates that breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, and that breast density and microcalcifications were associated with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer. Read more in Medical Express HERE.

April 10 – Whether she gets it from fruits, beans, grains or vegetables, dietary fiber appears to at least slightly lower a woman’s risk for breast cancer, a comprehensive new review finds. Read the full story in HealthDay HERE.

April 13 – It is widely accepted that higher levels of body fat increase the risk of developing breast cancer, as well as other cancers. A new article proposes that a protein secreted by fat cells drives the development of breast cancer, and that certain fats are worse than others when it comes to cancer-causing properties. Read more in Science Daily HERE.

April 17 – Guidelines for the prioritization and treatment of breast cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic have been released by a group of U.S. medical organizations. Read the guidelines in HealthDay HERE.

April 29 – Results from a first-of-its-kind study of a multi-cancer blood test in more than 9,900 women with no evidence or history of cancer showed the test safely detected 26 undiagnosed cancers, enabling potentially curative treatment. Medical teams can use the test in conjunction with imaging tests to pinpoint the location of detected cancer. Read the full story in Science Daily HERE.

, May 01, 2020 | More Post by

Age: 54, diagnosed at 48, No family history, No known genetic mutation

Joyce, a dental team coordinator, postponed getting a mammogram for four years as she didn’t have health insurance. When she finally got one, it led to a stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. She had a lumpectomy and radiation but opted against chemotherapy. Joyce describes herself as a lifetime caregiver. From before the age of 20, she had custody of a niece and nephew and was a foster parent to two other kids. Later, she helped raise two stepchildren and a great-niece. She also took care of various family members. “I never took the time to worry about myself,” she says. “I never asked for help because I felt like I had to be the strong one that everyone else could lean on.” Even when she was diagnosed, she didn’t think she needed help. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer later that she finally reached out to H4TG. “I receive unlimited support from the group, and they give me an uplifting part of myself I wouldn’t have realized on my own.” The rebellious, fun-loving attitudes of women in the 1920s appeal to Joyce’s own sense of independence and her desire to live every day fully and with as much fun as possible.