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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 peer support group leaders are Andrea Ziltzer (left) and Janet Gerlach (right). Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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Get Shakin' for force And Fight Hereditary Cancer October 10, 2015

Zumbathon to Benefit FORCE: Come and join the two-hour party for dancing, sweating, fun, and door prizes, all to benefit FORCE's lifesaving work with the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer community. This event is open to non-gym members, so bring your family and friends!

New York Sports Club
1 Westchester Park Drive
Harrison, NY 10604

Check-in Starts at 12:30 pm
Party Starts at 1:00 pm

Great Energy ~ Tons of Fun ~ Important Cause
Lots of Surprises and Exciting Instructors

Get Movin' ~Get Fit
Join the Party for a Tax Deductible Contribution of $15

Event Contact: Janet Gerlach~

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Show & Tell Event - October 21, 2015 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: 3 Columbus Circle
      New York, NY
RSVP: Sue at

  • Learn about risk-reducing mastectomy and different breast reconstruction options
  • Hear updates on hereditary cancer risk and genetic testing
  • Meet women who have undergone mastectomy and reconstruction, see their outcomes and hear their stories

Refreshments will be served.

FORCE is a national nonprofit organization devoted to helping people and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Supported by a grant from the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund
Thanks to the generous assistance of Joshua Levine, MD

Support Meeting November 5, 2015 6:30 pm

Nyack Hospital's Breast Center
Union State Bank Cancer Center
160 North Midland Avenue Nyack NY 10960
Take elevator to 1st  floor, exit right off the elevator

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.

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered