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Welcome

Welcome to the home page for the Minnesota 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 national Facebook page. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Minneosta Network peer support group leaders: Teri Woodhull, Pamela Hennen, Jessica Smith and Cori Berg (Rochester.) Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Teri Woodhull

Teri Woodhull (email)

Pamela Hennen

Pamela Hennen (email)

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith (email)

Cori Berg

Cori Berg (email)


Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 8, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM

Lunds & Byerly's  
Community Room (located inside store)
3777 Park Center Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Feel free to pick up dinner in the store and bring to the meeting. There are both hot and cold food options in the dining/deli area.

Questions? Teri at Teriw@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!

~No RSVP needed to attend the meeting~

 

 


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 25, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center – Mayo Clinic
Conference Room 118
565 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902

There is free street parking along 1st Street SW and Center Street (north of the DAHLC).  Once you enter the building, go down the stairs, and turn right.  You will cross the Café seating area to get to the room.

Questions? Cori at corib@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!

~No RSVP needed to attend the meeting~

 


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We hold meetings approximately every 2 months – the exact day is dependent on the availability of our meeting room (6:30-8:30pm) in the months of January, March, May, August and October.


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