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 Long Island, New York, 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.
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If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Long Island Network peer support group leader: Diane Kremin and Holly Jonas. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
40th Annual Aspire 10K Run April 1, 2017
H.B. Mattlin Middle School
Join TeamFORCE Aspire and Raise Money, Save Lives!
Help us in the fight against hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers. Every dollar you raise saves lives by supporting much needed advocacy, research, education and support programs for people at risk.
Our individual team members have combined digital forces to create this awesome fundraising team. Together we will raise more money for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered than we ever could alone!
FORCE is a tremendous organization that you can be very proud to be supporting. FORCE is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). Our programs include support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to HBOC. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer. If you are not familiar with our organization, you can see our accomplishments on our website, www.facingourrisk.org. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals affected by hereditary breast and ovarian and related cancer
Want to help? Join our team or support us with your donations today!
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!
We Need YOU!
Become a Peer Support Group Leader Volunteer!! FORCE is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help ensure that no one travels the hereditary cancer journey alone in the Long Island area. You'll help set up local meetings for FORCE members and assist in planning and setting up other events and activities. For more information, fill out the volunteer survey if interested.
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.