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charlotte-image  Keli Ingersoll

Welcome to the home page for the Charlotte 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 Charlotte Network outreach coordinators are Alysia Han (left) and Keli Ingersoll (right).

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Support Meeting December 6, 2014 10:00 am

Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
242 South Colonial Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28207

RSVP to Alysia 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.

Topic: Wellness: Previvors and Survivors, with discussion surrounding:

Nutrition for Cancer Prevention and overall disease prevention focused on:
•    Vegetable and Fruit intake
•    Proper amount of lean protein
•    The need to avoid soy/phytoestrogens for certain breast cancer diagnosis
•    Fiber intake
•    Calcium to Bone Health
•    Hydration

•    How much is enough?
•    What kind of exercise should you be doing?
•    How can I get the proper guidance for safe exercise?
•    Benefits of exercise in reducing disease and fatigue.

Wine and Design Holiday Fundraiser  December 16, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wine and Design
1419 East Blvd Suite J
Charlotte, NC 28203

Register here.  Cost is $40.00 per person.

Grab some friends and join us to paint and sip for FORCE Charlotte.  25% of the evening's proceeds will benefit FORCE Charlotte.

Questions?  Ask Alysia at


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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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