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Welcome to the home page for the South Florida Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to help individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers connect for support, awareness, resources, education, advocacy and fundraising.

Sign up on your right to receive information about our local networking and educational events via email and like us on our local and national Facebook pages. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Miami Beach Network peer support group leaders: (left to right) Debbie Setuain, Annie Brickel, Kirstin d'Incelli and Milla Muller. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Debbie Setuain

Debbie Setuain (email)

Annie Brickel

Annie Brickel (email)

Kirstin d'Incelli

Kirstin d'Incelli (email)


Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together February 18, 2017 10:00am-12:00 pm

Brio Tuscan Grille-Gulfstream 
(view menu here) 
600 Silks Run #1205
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone: (954) 362-1600

Free parking

RSVP to Kirstin at kirbo23@aol.com or call (786)801-8654

Special Topic: Intimacy after surgery

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with other members and our special guest speaker:
Natalie Hatjes is a sexuality educator and mentor with a Masters in Psychology, speaker, blogger, and event organizer in South Florida. She offers empowering education for women through her wide variety of transformational, inspirational, and practical teachings. She has over 12 years of experience working one on one and in group settings, educating women on intimacy and sexual health. Natalie is the founder of an online program Reconnect, Restore, Reclaim; a Holistic Approach to Intimacy After Cancer. She can be seen in ihadcancer.com, beatcancer.org, noumagazine.org, and more. She has also appeared on multiple tele seminars, podcasts, blogtalks, and video interviews.

Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together April 22, 2017 TBD

TBD

RSVP to Debbie at debbies@facingourrisk.org

Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


Joining FORCEs Conference June 8-10, 2017 in Orlando, Florida 

Attend the 10th annual conference because hereditary cancer knowledge can be life-saving. It’s an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer, and will present the latest research on these cancers and a wide range of topics about making medical decisions, quality-of-life and long-term health outcomes.

Attendees include people concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, people with a mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.

You will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet experts, share experiences and network with others who have first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn more about the conference and how to register


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What's new

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Peer Navigation Support Program

Sign up for FORCE's new Peer Navigation Support Program! You can now get matched to a specially trained Peer Navigator volunteer who has traveled a similar journey as yours to receive confidential 1:1 phone support and a free personalized guide of expert-reviewed resources. You no longer need to spend time researching this important information and finding someone to talk to who understands the decisions you face. This program does it all for you. In addition, participation will empower you to make informed decisions with your healthcare providers. 

This program is for you if:

  • You are considering genetic testing or have tested positive for BRCA mutation or another gene associated with increased cancer risk.
  • You have recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • You feel alone.
  • You feel pressure to quickly learn and understand the options available to manage cancer risk.
  • You want to obtain information that could empower you to make important decisions with your healthcare providers.
  • You are a survivor, previvor or a caregiver living in the United States.

Topics that you can select for your free personalized online guide include: genetic testing, legal protections, sharing with family, cancer treatment, risk management guidelines, screening for cancer, breast reconstruction, paying for services, quality of life issues, managing menopause, support, research and more.

Learn more or sign up today!


FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered