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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 peer support group leader is Jane Herman. Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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Events

Support Meeting April 4, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman
Topic: Women Over 40 at High Risk
Join other previvors and survivors for a discussion of issues that are of particular concern to women over 40.  We will share challenges and coping strategies faced by women in this demographic cohort, e.g., menopause, talking to adult children considering testing, and body image.  In addition to addressing these topics, there will be time to network and share with other 40+ members of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) community.  This meeting is for women only.
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Are you considering genetic testing or have you tested positive for a mutation in BRCA or another gene associated with increased cancer risk? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly 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.


Support Meeting June 6, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Gilda’s Club NYC
195 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

RSVP to Jane at janeh@facingourrisk.org

Facilitator: Jane Herman
Topic: Film Screening of In the Family
Join us for a screening of In the Family, which details the personal and challenging decisions a young filmmaker, Joanna Rudnick, faces as a result of being BRCA positive.  The story also addresses the monopoly Myriad Genetics had on BRCA testing at the time the film was made.  A discussion and time for networking and sharing with others will follow the film.  Spouses, partners, and other family members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting.
 
Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Are you considering genetic testing or have you tested positive for a mutation in BRCA or another gene associated with increased cancer risk? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. NYC FORCE is holding our monthly 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.


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FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered