Joining FORCEs Conference Scholarships
FORCE provides a limited number of scholarships to those individuals who would most benefit from the information and could not otherwise attend the conference without financial support.
If you wish to donate to our conference scholarship fund, please follow the links on the right side of this page. Below are stories from some of our past scholarship recipients. Generous support for our scholarships has been received from the following sponsors:
Lillian Byer HBOC Fund
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Joshua Levine, MD
Sue Friedman and Dan Maysey
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Malcolm Pike, MD
MetroWellness and Community Centers
Loren Schecter, MD
David Lickstein, MD
Lori Adelson, MD
And the many individuals from our community who generously donated to help provide scholarships for people who could not otherwise attend.
Scholarship recipients and their stories
Below are stories from some of our past scholarship recipients and the impact that attending the conference had on their lives and others in the community.
I am a survivor of stage IV breast cancer and I live in a predominantly African-American, low income neighborhood. It is often hard for women here to get access to proper care and information. I have shared the information that I learned at the conference with other high-risk members in my local community. Read more.
Despite seeing the effects of cancer up close, I wasn't fully convinced of its power. Although surgery was an option I had considered, my fear led to inaction. Read more.
While pregnant, I was diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy. Our unborn child was diagnosed with two birth defects. Then I tested positive for a BRCA1 mutation. If not for a scholarship, people like me would be unable to gain critical knowledge. Thank you, donors, for the knowledge your funding gave us. Read more.
Thank you for the tremendous job you and your team at FORCE do and for hosting my sister and I this past weekend. We are back home and tomorrow night we will host our first meeting to share with our people all that we have learned. Read more.
"LUVN LFE". My husband and I were on the way to the hospital when we saw the words on the license plate of the car in front of us. Those words became my spiritual motto on the morning of June 20, 2007. That was the day of my prophylactic bilateral mastectomies. Read more.
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