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Celebrating 2012 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day
Family and friends celebrated and honored Julie Sorensen’s life while raising awareness of hereditary ovarian and breast cancer at their annual 1mile / 5k race held in Kearney NE on September 14, 2013.
LA FORCE Kicks Cancer
The Los Angeles Outreach group celebrated for the third year in the Kickin' Cancer 5k Walk to raise money for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research. Team LA FORCE was the 2nd place fundraising team for the second year in a row.
Palm Beach Outreach receives 2012 National HBOC Week/Previvor Day Proclamation
At the September 11, 2012, Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Karen Marcus, presented a Proclamation declaring September 23-30, 2012, as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, and September 26, 2012, as National Previvor Day. Amy Shainman, a FORCE Outreach Coordinator, and Stacy Goodwin, a FORCE member, accepted the Proclamation.
City of Miami Beach receives 2012 National HBOC Week/Previvor Day Proclamation
Wendy Unger, FORCE Outreach Coordinator, receives a Proclamation from the City of Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Herrera Bower, declaring September 23-30, 2012, National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and September 26, 2012, National Previvor Day.
Cincinnati FORCE Outreach Receives Three 2012 National HBOC Week/Previvor Day Proclamations
Mary Orloff, FORCE Outreach Coordinator, receives Proclamations from John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio, Mark Mallory, the Mayor of Cincinnati and from Michael Davis at the Delhi Township Board of Trustees in Delhi Township. Each of these Proclamations honors National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day 2012.
4th Annual Cincinnati Passing of the Torch Ceremony
The Cincinnati/NKY FORCE Outreach group passes the torch at the Power of Teal Ovarian Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 15, 2012 at Lunken Playfield and highlights the link between ovarian and breast cancer. (Left to right: Mary Orloff, Jodi Rosen, Debbie Heile, Brandi Forbes, Meg Morris)
Talking About HBOC at the College of Mount St. Joseph
Celebrating 2011 National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day
DC Outreach Passes the Torch at the Washington Nationals Baseball Game
The Washington, DC FORCE Outreach Group teamed up with Washington Nationals baseball team for a special Passing of the Torch event at the final home game of the season on September 25, 2011. FORCE was joined by several hundred supporters including representatives from a number of local breast and ovarian cancer organizations, a corporate sponsors.
Phoenix Outreach celebrates National HBOC Week with The Hope Chest Art Exhibit
In celebration of HBOC Week, Hope Chest, a collaborative traveling sculpture exhibit about hope and the stories of genetic cancers opened a the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center with a special reception. The Hope Chest exhibit displayed bust sculptures made by Rachel Householder and hand painted by local artists. Each bust shares the model’s story and is evidence that even with a cancer or previvor diagnosis, there is still a feeling of beauty, both inside and out.
Phoenix Outreach Co-Coordinator Rachel Householder and her
daughter Kira standing next to their sculpture
The models (from left): Lisa Edwards, Kiersten Kern, Rosalie Kern, Carrie Katai, Rachel Householder, Ann Wertman, Monique Sisneros and Sandra Neville.
Wine and Celebration
An evening of wine tasting was the perfect way to celebrate National HBOC Week. Guests learned about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer while they tasted wine and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and dessert donated by local restaurants. Gift bags and 30 enticing raffle prizes added extra fun to the evening.
Cincinnati Outreach Passes the Torch at the Reds Baseball Game
Members of Cincinnati Outreach ring in HBOC Week with the Passing of the Torch event at the Cincinnati Reds home game at the Great American Ball Park on September 19.
Team FORCE: Kickin' Cancer in LA
Our Los Angeles Outreach Group forms a team to walk in the Kickin' Cancer walk with the Lynn Cohen Foundation on September 18.
FORCE Outreach Coordinator Amy Shainman and FORCE member Lori Page, pose with Cathy Marinak, Risk Assessment Counselor, and Dr. Rimmer, breast surgeon and head of Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center after receiving the Proclamation for HBOC Week from the Palm Beach County Commission.
Kaleidoscope of Hope Walkathon
Kaleidoscope of Hopeholds their annual KOH Walkathon and closes with a Passing of the Torch ceremony in Avon by the Sea, NJ, September 24, 2011.
2010 National HBOC Week and National Previvor Day.
Passing of the Torch with the Washington Nationals
On September, 29, 2010, at its last home game, the Washington, DC FORCE group teamed up with the Washington Nationals baseball team to celebrate the first ever National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week during a special Passing of the Torch ceremony symbolizing the transition from Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
FORCE member, Carrie Fitzmaurice, a survivor of both breast and ovarian cancer, lit the master torches symbolizing the breast and ovarian cancer communities. Nadine Rubenstein carried the torch for the ovarian cancer community and Cari Listach, wife of National’s third base coach Pat Listach, was the torchbearer on behalf of the breast cancer community. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), a BRCA+ breast cancer survivor and committed supporter of the hereditary cancer community, attended the ceremony and threw the first pitch. And, then all of our FORCE members enjoyed a great baseball game.
Passing of the Torch with the Cincinnati Reds
On September 30, in front of 17,558 fans, the National League Central Division Champion CincinnatiReds hosted a pregame Passing of the Torch ceremony. Ovarian cancer survivor Kathy Patton passed the torch to Pam Forbes, a breast cancer survivor and mother of BrandiForbes, coordinator of our Cincinnati Outreach group. Coordinator Mary Orloff threw the first pitch, which was caught by coordinator Meg Morris. At the end of thefourth inning, 400 FORCE supporters held up teal, pink and white posters to form agiant ovarian/breast cancer awareness ribbon!
FORCE on Capitol Hill
Members of the Washington, DC FORCE organization ventured to Capitol Hill on September 15, 2010 to witness the passage of the first National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and National Previvor Day, sponsored by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). In attendance from left to right: Paine Gronnemeyer, Jan Gronnemeyer, Devin Boerm, Congress woman Wasserman Schultz, Lisa Schlager, Jen Davis, Susan Davis and Linda Goldberg.
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