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Annual Conference

June 18-20, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.

Welcome Dessert & Cocktail Reception

Who: Any attendee who registers for reception
When: Thursday, June 18, 8:00 - 10 pm
Salon G

Welcome reception

Join us for a special welcome reception offering dessert and cocktails. You may purchase a ticket when you register for the conference. If you have already registered, please log-in to your registration to purchase a ticket.

Show & Tell Room

Who: Any female conference attendee
When: Friday, June 19, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Location: Franklin B on the 4th Floor

Back by popular demand, our Show & Tell Room offers women who are contemplating mastectomy or reconstruction the opportunity to meet and learn in person from women who have had these procedures.

After-Hours Spouse Support spouse supportGroup

Who: Any spouse or partner of a conference attendee
When: Saturday, June 20, 7:30 pm
Location will be posted soon.

Meet, share support and network with other spouses and partners.

Girls Night In Pure Romance Parties

Who: Any female conference attendee
Girls Night In Pure Romance Party
We will have two parties:
Friday, June 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, 9:00-11:00 pm
Saturday, June 20th, 9:00-11:00 pm
Location will be announced at conference
Free but space in limited. Sign up at Pure Romance exhibit table.

We speak more freely. We laugh louder. We get a little silly. And most importantly, we connect! Join Pure Romance and your FORCE sisters for wine, cheese and a lot of laughter, fun and bonding, and learn about products designed to bring the romance back into our lives.

In the Family Film Screening

Who: All conference attendees
In the Family film screening
Saturday, June 20th, 7:00 pm
Where: Location will be announced soon.

At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer. Armed with a positive genetic test result that leaves her essentially 'a ticking time bomb', she balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life by holding on to her fertility. In The Family follows Joanna as she takes us on a journey through the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing.

Sunday Morning Running Group

Are you a runner? After 2 days in conference rooms, do you want to stretch your legs and exercise? Please join Robin Karlin and other FORCE members for a relaxed 5K loop around Center City on Sunday morning. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 7am. RSVP Robin at:

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