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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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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.


Philadelphia Union Breast Cancer Awareness Night

October 25, 2015 at 5:00 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. Tickets are $25 with a portion of tickets sales is donated to FORCE.

Contact Katrina to order your tickets.

Support Meeting November 1, 2015 2:00-4:00 pm

Bryn Mawr Breast Center
101 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010
Parking validation for the garage next to the building. Enter on the side of the building where it says Susquehanna Bank– the conference room is  
to the left – the door is labeled Comprehensive Breast Center.

RSVP to Janelle at
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.

Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered