Our Mission

To improve the lives of young women affected by breast cancer!

Things to Know

Not-Your-Typical – It’s Transformational!

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.

Our History

This special, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit women’s health organization was birthed as Beyond Boobs!, Inc. in 2007 by two survivors who experienced first-hand the lack of resources specifically designed to meet the unique needs of young women affected by breast cancer. So they brought together other young survivors in their hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia, to help each other turn their diagnoses into catalysts for positive transformation. This initial grassroots, in-person support group expanded into Beyond Boobs! Not-Your-Typical Support Systems in communities in different states, and it is growing. Vicki Tashman’s 2015 gift of the not-for-profit Pink Link, her online support community for breast cancer survivors, greatly extended the reach of their special style of support. With each retaining its own identity, Beyond Boobs! (in-person support) and Pink Link (online support) joined forces in 2016 under the name Here for the Girls, Inc. to reach more young women with their core offering, love.

Robin Wyatt – President
General Services Officer – Colonial Behavioral Health
Williamsburg, VA

Rene Bowditch – Secretary
Co-Founder – Here for the Girls, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

Thomas A. Smith, Jr., CPA – Treasurer
Owner – Masters Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.
Newport News, VA

Mary Beth Gibson
Co-Founder – Here for the Girls, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

Michael A. Franks
Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer – TowneBank
Williamsburg, VA

Kandace McGuire, MD
Chief of Breast Surgery – VCU/Massey Cancer Center
Richmond, VA

Linda McKee, MBA
Service Line Administrator for Oncology  – Riverside Health System
Newport News, VA

Ashley Smith
News Anchor/Reporter  – Channel 13 News Now
Virginia Beach , VA

Don Styer
Director Business Analytics – Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB)
Virginia Beach , VA

Dennis Szurkus Jr., MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer – Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Williamsburg, VA

Teresa Simms
H4TG Member Representative
Williamsburg , VA

Joyce Ortiz
H4TG Member Representative
Williamsburg , VA

Join the H4TG Family

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).


Leader of Love

Interested in playing a more active role with H4TG? Consider becoming a H4TG Facilitator or Ambassador! Click here to get started! (Positions are based on current availability and geographical location. Contact us at info@hereforthegirls.org to learn more.)

We’re looking to grow our fab facilitator teams in Norfolk and Virginia Beach! If you’re involved with a Beyond Boobs! group in one of those two areas and you’ve ever considered becoming a facilitator (or are curious about what the role entails), email us at support@hereforthegirls.org! We can answer your questions and get you started on the road to helping support other young survivors.

Click here to view the volunteer job description

Job Openings

We currently do not have any job openings.

Corporate Office
1309 Jamestown Rd., Suite 204
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-645-2649
Fax: 757-903-4214
Open Monday-Wednesday 8am – 5pm (Thursday + Friday by appointment only)
Email: info@hereforthegirls.org

Our Supporters


In Our Hearts

At Here for the Girls, we help women with a breast cancer diagnosis live their best lives; sadly, some of those lives are cut short by this disease. We love all the women we serve, and we aim to help honor their passing through our In Our Hearts life celebration program.

This program includes a memorial of the deceased on our In Our Hearts web page, inclusion of the lost loved one’s name in our annual ceremony, and inclusion in our annual In Our Hearts glass memorial sculpture.

“You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart.”