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Rachel & MarinaWelcome to the home page for the Connecticut Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Our Connecticut coordinators are Rachel Giliotti and Marina Richeson.

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Events

Passing of the Torch Ceremony September 20, 2014 will take place during the closing ceremony at about 11:00 am

Rentschler Field
615 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118

For more information, contact us at Connecticut@ovarian.org or call 860.861.0061

Join us for the Passing of the Torch Ceremony during the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, which symbolizes current and future efforts to grow and spread awareness of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and the hereditary link between the two diseases.


What's in Your Gene's? Panel Discussion September 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone. 

In honor of National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, please join us for this important discussion

Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT


RSVP by calling the Wilton Library at (203) 762-3950 by September 23rd

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Please join us for this panel discussion about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Sponsored and organized by the Connecticut Chapter of FORCE
and the Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology in conjunction with
Norwalk Hospital, Wilton Family YMCA and Wilton Library.

 


Support Meeting October 1, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm


Norwalk Hospital
The Whittingham Cancer Center Conference Room
24 Stevens Street
Norwalk, CT
(Free parking - across the street from the Cancer Center)


RSVP to Marina at mricheson525@gmail.com

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Local area FORCE is holding our quarterly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.

 


FORCE Salon & Spa Fundraiser October 5-11, 2014


Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
89 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 431-3994
www.adambroderick.com

For more information contact Marina at mricheson525@gmail.com

Enjoy a day at the Adam Broderick Salon and Spa during the week of October 5-11, 2014.  Mention FORCE while checking out and 10% of your total service will be donated to FORCE!


Pedal for a Cure Spin Event Fundraiser - October

Pedal for a Cure Spin Event Fundraiser October 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Speakers, raffles including a 50/50 and food immediately after the 12:00 pm ride

JoyRide Ridgefield
62 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone 203.403.6874

Visit www.joyrideridgefield.com to reserve the ride.

Minimum donation to ride is $30

 


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Take the FORCE Challenge and raise $150, $300, $450 ... $1,500 or more to help others Live Life Empowered.

FORCE Live Life Empowered

Join FORCE's 15th anniversary celebration and Live Life Empowered! If FORCE has helped you in your hereditary cancer journey, now's your chance to pay it forward. You can make a difference by making a donation or by sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible.

FORCE challenges you to raise $150 to help others Live Life Empowered! We are looking for at least 15 local members to join our city's team! Can we count on you?

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