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 info@hereforthegirls.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.

Media Kit

Corporate Office Information

Here for the Girls, Inc.
1309 Jamestown Rd., Suite 204
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Office: 757-645-2649
Fax: 757-903-4214

Twitter – @h4tg_org
Instagram – @h4tg_org

For media inquiries please contact info@hereforthegirls.org or call 757-645-2649

Here for the Girls, Inc. Leadership Team

Chris Schwab
Executive Director

Rene Bowditch
Co-Founder & Board Secretary

Victoria Riley
Director, Program + Operations

Here for the Girls, Inc. Board of Directors

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

Mission Statement
Here for the Girls, Inc. a 501(c)(3) improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer.
About Us

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.

Our Logo










To request a high res logo or an eps file please contact info@hereforthegirls.org.

Articles about Here for the Girls

Articles about our organization and events:

  • WAVY TV – The Hampton Roads Show (VA television), October 2017, Starlets of Dance Event preview and information about Here for the Girls’ impact: LINK
  • WVEC TV (VA television), October 2017, how Here for the Girls helps young breast cancer survivors: LINK
  • Virginia Gazette (VA), October 2017, Run for the Hills event coverage:  LINK
  • WTKR TV (VA television), October 2016, Starlets of Dance event: LINK
  • WTKR TV (VA television), October 2016, Breast Cancer Awareness Month: LINK
  • Virginia Gazette (VA), October 2016, Here for the Girls name announcement: LINK
  • Virginia Gazette (VA), September 2016, 2016 Pink Carpet Gala: LINK
  • WYDaily (VA), September 2016, 2016 Pink Carpet Gala: LINK


Articles about the women we serve:

  • Daily Press (VA), October 2016, Kendall Lanois: LINK

Updated: 5/2017

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