Joining FORCEs Conference

Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer or a BRCA mutation.

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Conference Events

Welcome ReceptionWelcome reception

Who: Any attendee who registers for reception
What:
Welcome Dessert and Cocktail Reception
When:
Thursday, June 18, 8:00 - 10 pm
Where:
Liberty Ball Room on 3rd floor of hotel near convention center (across sky bridge)
Cost:
$35

Join us for a special welcome reception offering dessert and cocktails. Ticket information to come.

Show & Tell Room

Who: Any female conference attendee
What:
Show & Tell Room
When:
Friday, June 19, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Where:
Location: Franklin B on the 4th Floor
Cost:
Free

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.

In the FamilyIn The Family

Who: Any conference attendee
What:
In the Family documentary
When:
Friday, June 13, 9:00 - 11:00 pm
Where:
Location: Room 411-412
Cost:
Free

Watch the documentary, In the Family, which provides a realistic glimpse into the complexities of living with a BRCA mutation. Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick captures the impact that HBOC has on women, men, and families facing difficult decisions and navigating complicated relationships. Joanna Rudnick will lead a discussion after the film.

After-Hours Spouse Support spouse supportGroup

Who: Any spouse or partner of a conference attendee
What:
After-Hours Spouse Support
When:
Saturday, June 14, 7:30 pm
Where:
Location will be posted soon.
Cost:
Free

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

Zumba

Who: Any conference attendee
What:
Zumba Fitness
When:
Saturday, June 14, 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Where:
Location: Salon A on the 5th Floor
Cost:
Free but space limited to first 50 people.

Zumba Fitness is a fun, high energy aerobic class that includes various dance and cultural influences. For everyone from the beginner to the veteran fitness fan, Zumba is a great way to shake it up and sweat it out. Join Simbonika Spencer, a long-time fitness enthusiast who has been teaching aerobics for over four years. She teaches classes for children, youth and adults of all backgrounds and fitness levels. Our Zumba class is full. Contact conference@facingourrisk.org if you would like to be on a waiting list.

Girls Night In Pure Romance Parties

Who: Any female conference attendee
What:
Girls Night In Pure Romance Party
When:
We will have two parties:
Saturday, June 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 14, 9:00-11:00 pm
Where:
Location will be announced at conference
Cost:
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.

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: robink@facingourrisk.org.

2014 Conference Videos

Watch the videos from a variety of presenters at our 2014 Joining FORCEs conference.

Team FORCE

Team FORCE is a community of athletes and fitness enthusiasts dedicated to supporting the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community.