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Welcome to the home page for the New York City Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to provide information, support, awareness, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Our New York City Network outreach coordinators are Jane Herman and Laura Royse.

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Forum Focuses on Knowing Facts of Cancer, New Jersey Jewish News, February 4, 2015


FORCE NYC Gathering in Philadelphia June 19, 2015 6:00 pm

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 pm for the 15-minute walk to the restaurant, Monk's Cafe, for an informal no-host dinner with other NYC network members attending the 2015 Joining FORCES Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

RSVP to Laura Royse at or (347) 439-3222

FORCE NYC Gathering in Central Park August 12, 2015 6:30-8:30 pm

Picnic:  Meet at the fountain at Colubus Circle (59th Street and CPW)
Join other NYC FORCE members for a social evening of snacks and friendship. Whether we talk about the HBOC issues we face, our kids, families, jobs, or whatever else keeps us busy, this event is designed to help strengthen and deepen the ties among the members within our community.  Please bring a snack to share and your own beverage. We will have some blankets, but feel free to bring your own.   

RSVP to Laura Royse at (347) 439-3222

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Local area FORCE is holding our quarterly get-together and we hope you can join us!

Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your story. This is a great chance to meet some local area FORCE members and/or catch up with those you’ve met at previous get-togethers.

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

Take the FORCE Challenge and raise $150, $300, $450 ... $1,500 or more to help others Live Life Empowered.

FORCE Live Life Empowered

Join FORCE's 15th anniversary celebration and Live Life Empowered! If FORCE has helped you in your hereditary cancer journey, now's your chance to pay it forward. You can make a difference by making a donation or by sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible.

FORCE challenges you to raise $150 to help others Live Life Empowered! We are looking for at least 15 local members to join our city's team! Can we count on you?

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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered