WE ARE Here for the Girls We offer loving, not-your-typical support through Beyond Boobs! (our community-based, in-person support) and Pink Link (our nationwide, 24/7, online support). Here for the Girls creates and serves an extended family of young survivors (diagnosed under 51) who help one another through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. We provide a network of young women who share laughter and wipe tears, who show their scars and calm fears. They help each other face their diagnoses and learn to live life with an exclamation point (!) instead of a period. ARE YOU one of the girls? As a young woman with breast cancer, you will face unique challenges that we understand because we’ve been there too. You may discover that specific resources just for young women are few and peers can be difficult to find. That’s why we are Here for the Girls – to ensure that no young woman has to make this journey without all the love, encouragement, and information possible from peers who understand. OUR SUPPORT SERVICES In the wild, when an elephant is sick or injured other elephants have been known to come alongside her and lean in to hold her up until she recovers or dies. The young women of Here for the Girls are each other’s elephants. They understand like no one else can. They share hope, knowledge, and what questions to ask. They go to medical appointments and treatments together. They lean in to hold each other up, whether in-person or online, and create a sisterhood based on the friendships formed when they discover, as C.S. Lewis said, “What, you too? I thought I was the only one!” Here for the Girls (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’s negative impact on quality of life is significantly greater in younger women and for a longer time. Our special brand of loving support improves the emotional well-being of our young women (diagnosed under 51) from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond so no young woman has to make this journey without all the love, encouragement, and knowledge she needs from peers who understand. Through the unique programs and vibrant support communities of Beyond Boobs! (in-person) and Pink Link (online), H4TG strengthens individuals, families, and, ultimately, communities. OUR Values The Here for the Girls family treasures love above all and nurtures positive relationships through trust, respect, and gratitude. We put people first to create an inclusive, accepting, and comforting environment. We bring hope to the serious and overwhelming topic of breast cancer through the healing humor and sassy, quirky style of Beyond Boobs! and through Pink Link’s soothing, restorative focus. We encourage everyone to approach life with an attitude of abundance; to overcome personal adversity through healing of mind and spirit. We meet the unique needs and challenges of the young women we serve, and inspire all to live life with an exclamation point (!) instead of a period. We aim for a balanced lifestyle that includes healthy choices for ourselves and our planet. We practice forgiveness and honesty, and value every moment.