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Welcome to the home page for the Cleveland 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 Cleveland Network outreach coordinators are Mary Foti (left) and Donna Amendola (right).

Mary and Donna

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Evelyn Walzer touched many people in the Cleveland FORCE group, and we are saddened as we say goodbye to this remarkable woman.  Click here to read her tribute.


Support Meeting - August

Support Meeting and Social August 4, 2015 6:30-8:00 pm

The Gathering Place
23300 Commerce Park
Beachwood, OH 44122

Please join us for the first FORCE meeting at The Gathering Place!


    Do you have a personal or family history of breast, ovarian and/or other cancers such as prostate, melanoma or pancreatic (on your mother’s or father’s side of the family)?

    Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? If not, are you considering genetic testing?
    Do you sometimes find it difficult to connect with other people in similar situations?
    If so, you are not alone. FORCE is here to help!

RSVP (so we know how much food to order): Call 216- 595-9546 or email Mary Foti (

MEN AND WOMEN WELCOME! Learn from others navigating the hereditary cancer path. Help someone else by sharing your own story. Enjoy light refreshments and a tour of The Gathering Place gardens!

For more information about FORCE:

Support Meeting October 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Fairview Hospital - Moll Pavillion
First Floor Conference Room
18200 Lorain Road
Cleveland, Ohio

RSVP to Donna 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