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Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.

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Hi! Our names are Iman Haroun, M.Sc., LCGC and Donna Lamp, RN, BSN, CCM and we are the Genetic Expert Outreach Leader Volunteers for Reading FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to e-mail us. We are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers experience, know that you are not alone and that you can reach out at any time. We meet the second Tuesday of every month. We hope to hear from you.  

You can also be matched to someone who shares a similar experience as you through FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program. Learn more at

Be sure to sign up (on the right side of this page) to receive critical health information and learn about our local networking and educational events via e-mail so we can stay connected. Like us on Facebook

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs.

We are affiliated with:

Reading Hospital Penn State Health St. Joseph Cancer Center
Iman Haroun Donna Lamp
Sixth Avenue & Spruce Street 2494 Bernville Road
West Reading, PA 19611 Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 484-628-7116 Phone: 610-378-2457
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You're Invited to a FORCE Holiday Party December 11, 2018, 6:30-9:00 PM

Coastal Grille
Broadcasting Square 2713 N.Meridian Boulevard
Wyomissing, PA 19610

RSVP to Lynn at (610) 478-1447 or

Please join us for a holiday party hosted by Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks and FORCE. Hors d’ouevres and drinks provided.

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 8, 2019, 7:00-8:30 PM

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

RSVP to Lynn at (610) 478-1447 or

Meetings led by Genetic Experts Iman Haroun, Certified Genetic Counselor at Reading Hospital and
Donna Lamp, RN, BSN, CCM, Coordinator of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center
Do you have a family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a BRCA mutation or another gene mutation associated with increased cancer risk?

Here's your chance to meet others who know what you're going through, to ask questions, learn or just listen in a safe and supportive environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!


Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers! 

Whether you have already been diagnosed, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, FORCE’s Peer Navigation Program provides important information for you and your family. You will be matched to a trained Peer Navigator volunteer who understands your situation for confidential and personalized phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.

Sign up today!

FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered