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Welcome to the home page for the Missouri 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 Missouri Network peer support group leaders: Michelle Smoot (left) and Joan Bruns (right). Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

Michelle Smoot

Michelle Smoot (email)

Joan Bruns

Joan Bruns (email)


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together December 11, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Joan's Home in Lee's Summit, MO

RSVP for the address and directions to Joan at

Special Topic: Come to this get-together to learn more about how to navigate through the FORCE website while helping yourself and helping others. You will learn a few tips and tricks regarding the site. And remember --- Our Mission is “To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers”.  

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!

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

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Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have 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. Trained Peer Navigator volunteers who understand your situation are available for confidential 1:1 phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free personalized guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered