Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, you are not alone.
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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.
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 and Kirstin d'Incelli. Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
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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:
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.
A local fundraising team called SoleSisters, comprised of survivors, previvors, caregivers and supporters, has joined together and have created a TeamFORCE Page to support FORCE and the hereditary cancer community. They are pulling people together to participate in, cheer them on and/or support their financial goals as they represent FORCE in the Key West Triathalon on December 3rd, 2016.
Learn more about The SoleSisters Team, their stories and their goals here. You can also show you support by donating to their team!
Every dollar raised saves lives by supporting much needed advocacy, research, education and support programs for people at risk. Please join our team!
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!