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Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.

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Hi! Our names are Stephanie HylwakSivan Schondorf, and Zoe Harvey-Ellis we are the Chicago Volunteer Outreach Leaders for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected. Like us on our national and local Facebook pages. 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs.

Sivan Schondorf

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Zoe Harvey-Ellis

Zoe Harvey-Ellis (email)

You're Invited to a Kendra Scott Gives Back Party, December 1, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm

Kendra Scott
4999 Old Orchard Center (Between Athlete & Free People, please park by Uncle Julio's)
Skokie, IL 60077

Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels! Shop Kendra Scott's fine & fashion jewelry along with the home and charms collection. 20% of all in-store sales between 4-6 pm on December 1st will benefit FORCE. Can't make the event? Phone orders can be made the day of at 847-410-1022. Please note that online orders will not benefit FORCE. We hope to see you there!

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sivan at

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have already been diagnosed, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program provides important information for you and your family. You will be matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who understands your situation for confidential and personalized phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

Sign up today!

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