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Janelle  Jill

Welcome to the home page for the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Network peer support group leaders are Janelle Morrison (left), and Jill Oster (right). Please contact Sandy Cohen if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.

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Events

Women's Retreat September 13, 2015 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Life's Patina at Willowbrook Farm
1750 North Valley Rd
Malvern, PA 19355  

Join us for a special day for YOU!
 
Partake in a one-day women's event at historic Willowbrook Farm to discuss the power of revealing your authentic self and  explore creative ways to jump-start your own personal Transformation. The bucolic setting will speak to your senses as our presenters will speak to your soul.     

Keynote Speaker Caroline O'Halloran, is a journalist, editor and freelance writer. Caroline's articles have appeared in regional newspapers, national magazines and collegiate publications. She has just launched a new site for women, SAVVYMainLine.com with a focus on style + soul + smarts for women in their prime. Also featured, will be a panel discussion highlighting:
•    Dr. Lynn W. Feinman - Natural Health Options
•    Stacey Grant - Koi Fly Productions and others who will speak about their journey of transformation.
•    Veronica Fitzgerald of Verge Yoga, will lead us in restorative yoga by the pond.
•    Transformative guided imagery exercises will be instructed by Dr. Lynn Feinman and reflection journals will be provided.
Of course a delicious fresh lunch and inventive snacks will be part of your day... as well as lively discussion!
FORCE will receive a portion of proceeds from the event.

Event Fee - $75.00
For more information: Meg Veno & Chris Stoner
chris@lifespatina.com / 610-812-9594
 
Register by clicking here.  
 


Support Meeting September 21, 2015 7:00-8:30 pm

Breast Cancer Resource Center
YWCA Princeton
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540

RSVP to Jill at jillo@facingourrisk.org
    
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. Philadelphia 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.


Support Meeting September 24, 2015 7:00-8:30 pm

Breast Cancer Support Services
529 Reading Avenue, Suite C
West Reading, PA 19611

RSVP to Diane at dianer@facingourrisk.org
    
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. 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.


Workout and Shop for a Cause at Plank October 1, 2015 6:00-8:30 pm

Plank Studio
532 Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Come workout and shop to raise money to support Force: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered An amazing organization that works to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

The night will include the following:

Shopping from Stella & Dot, Arbonne International and Plank's own retail boutique.

A Megaformer workout class or a bootcamp workout class available for $20. Space for the workout classes is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Please email plankstudio@gmail.com to reserve your spot.  

And if you can't join the workout, definitely stop by to enjoy the shopping, refreshments and yummy snacks for all!

Hope to see you there!
    


TEAM FULL FORCE at the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival

We are very excited to participate in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival on October 3, 2015 while raising funds for FORCE. Our team of 23 paddlers will be competing against 160 other teams during 3 races throughout the day. Feel free to join us for the day on Kelly Drive, Philadelphia; we are tent number 172.

Please help us support Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) by making a donation of any size to support our team. FORCE is the only national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. It made a huge difference to many of the paddlers on our team and we want to pay it forward to help other people facing hereditary cancer.    

Click here to make a donation to TEAM FULL FORCE.

 


Support Meeting October 14, 2015 1:00-3:00 pm

Bryn Mawr, PA  - exact location TBD

RSVP to Janelle at janelle@facingourrisk.org
    
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. Philadelphia 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.


Philadelphia Union Breast Cancer Awareness Night

October 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm
One Stadium Drive
Chester, PA 19013

Easy access to the stadium by public transportation.

Philly FORCE has reserved a block of tickets for the Unions vs. Orlando City SC. We hope you and your family can join us for this fun evening. A portion of tickets sales is donated to FORCE.

Contact Katrina to order your tickets.

Are you able to help us sell tickets?  Do you coach a youth soccer team, or know someone who does? Do you have a group of friends and family members who would love an exciting night out?  Contact Katrina to order a block of tickets for your group.


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