Serving Loudoun County Residents

We are a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing support, resources, and comfort to anyone who has heard the words, “You have breast cancer.”

Women Helping Women

We are cancer survivors, mothers, daughters, friends and family - and many of us have been moved to help by someone significant in our lives being diagnosed.

Helping Ease the Financial Burden

Providing financial assistance for medical bills, prescriptions, living expenses, quality of life aids including; wigs, scarves, mastectomy bras and more.

2021 Board Members

Loudoun Breast Health Network’s Board of Directors is comprised of all volunteers and members of the community who have a special interest in supporting breast cancer patients and their families. Some are survivors; some are friends and family members of survivors and those who did not survive. They all are passionate about helping women now, when they need it most.


Tammy Gray

Board Member

Marla Sacco

Board Member

Jenny Townsend

Board Member

Chantel Smith

Board Member

Pam Smith

Board Member

Lou Schellenger


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Alex West

Board Member

Board Member Bios

Marla Sacco – With 44 years of experience as an oncology nurse, Marla joined LBHN in hopes that her medical background could help those affected by breast cancer. She has served on the Board since 2016 and co-chaired the Pink Assistance Fund, which focused on providing financial help to Loudoun County residents undergoing treatment of breast cancer.
Chantel Smith – A longtime volunteer she joined the Board in January of 2020 in order to help women and their families fighting breast cancer. Having lost her sister to breast cancer, another who has battled it and the BRCA2 gene prevalent throughout her family, including herself, breast cancer advocacy is very important to her. She feels it is a privilege to be able to serve our community and act on behalf of our generous donors who make LBHN’s mission possible.
Pam Smith – Pam Smith’s involvement in LBHN began while she was a teacher and activity coordinator at Park View High School. During her career she would plan events that raised money and awareness for breast health. The late Susan Mills would return to Sterling, where she would accept the school’s donations. Pam retired in 2015 and now serves as the outreach coordinator. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be back in the schools and see the students embrace this worthy cause.
Jenny Townsend – As a social worker, cancer exercise specialist and breast cancer survivor Jenny felt a need to help others through their breast cancer journey. Becoming a member of LBHN as a Pink Assistance Fund representative is one way she is helping breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer can be a hardship physically, emotionally and financially. LBHN assists women who are dealing with breast cancer by providing assistance and support. Jenny feels it is an honor to be a member of this all-volunteer non-profit organization and to assist their clients through their journey.
Alex West - Joined the Board in 2019 when she was invited to assist in women in need of bra and prosthetic fittings. Alex built a company called The Pink Lily which provides products and services for women living with cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 which has given her new insight of the needs women have on this journey and considers it a privilege to help them look good and feel better.
about loudoun breast health network

Awareness, Education, Support... and Life.


We are a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving Loudoun County residents by bringing awareness, support, resources, and comfort to anyone who has heard someone in a white coat say, “You have breast cancer.” We focus on the person, not just the disease.

We are women helping women and their families. We are cancer survivors; we are daughters, friends and family of survivors — and many of us have been moved to help by someone significant in our lives being diagnosed.


In 2005, LBHN was inspired by Dr. Virginia Chiantella, a Board-Certified Surgeon here in our region who specializes in breast surgery. Dr. Chiantella had a vision to assist those diagnosed with breast cancer and is still actively participating in the organization. Just two years later in 2007, LBHN received its 501 (c) (3) designation recognizing them as a non-profit organization.


We have seen breast cancer upend the lives of many brave women. These women, along with their family members, have extra financial burdens placed on them during treatment. We want to help ease their financial burdens today so they can concentrate on treatment and healing.

Some of the assistance we provide is paying for medical bills, prescriptions, rent/mortgage, transportation costs/car payments, utility bills, groceries and other expenses. We also provide free wigs, mastectomy bras, prostheses, hats, scarves and other head coverings.

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While expenses are up since 2018, and 2020 saw many of our fundraising avenues shuttered, we are still able to efficiently disperse the majority of funds raised directly to LBHN recipients.

LBHN provides support, resources, and comfort to anyone who has heard the words, “You have breast cancer.”

Did You Know? Your online shopping can provide direct proceeds to LBHN on every purchase at no additional cost to you! Click on banners to sign up.