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Andrea  Janet

Welcome to the home page for the Westchester 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 Westchester Network outreach coordinators are Andrea Ziltzer (left) and Janet Gerlach (right).

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The New York Group for Plastic Surgery Offering Surgery in NYC
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Brighton Power of Pink - October

Brighton's Power of Pink to Support FORCE!
From September 26th through the month of October, FORCE will receive $10 from the sale of every 2014 Power of Pink Bracelet and $8 from the sale of every Coachella leather bracelet sold by the stores below. Not near a store? You can place a phone or email order. When ordering, please mention FORCE.

About the Bracelets

For the first time ever, Brighton will offer two limited edition bracelets! brighton power of pink bracelet 2014.

The 2014 Power of Pink Bracelet (pictured) is fashioned after Brighton’s recently launched Your True Color Joyful Collection and features a Power of Pink commemorative ribbon crafted of bezel-set Swarovski crystal on a brilliantly pink pear-shaped stone.

The Coachella leather bracelet is the first customizable charm bracelet for the Power of Pink. The Coachella leather bracelet allows you to create a one-of-a-kind gift by adding beautiful Brighton charms and beads.

Brighton at the Shops in Nanuet
8123 Fashion Drive
Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 627-0961

Brighton Collectibles at Westchester
125 Westchester Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 328-3306


Support Meeting November 6, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm

Nyack Hospital's Breast Center
Union State Bank Cancer Center
160 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960

Park in the main hospital parking lot and look for Union State Bank Cancer Center.  Take the elevator to 1st floor and exit right.

RSVP to Janet at

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.


Soma Intimates FORCE Fundraiser November 7, 8, & 9 2014

Soma Intimates at the Shops at Nanuet
75 New York 59
Nanuet, NY 10954

For more information, contact Janet at

Come out and support the Greater Hudson Valley FORCE group as we raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer at Soma Intimates.  Customers just have to mention FORCE or would like 15% of their purchase to go towards the cause.  Those customers will be entered into a raffle to win a free bra.

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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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