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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 www.facingourrisk.org/pnp.

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
Website: www.Readinghealth.org Website: www.thefutureofhealthcare.org

 


Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together September 11, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM

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

RSVP to Kathy Kolb at (610) 478-1447 or Director@BCSSBerks.org

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!

 


Annual Philadelphia Union Soccer & FORCE Breast Cancer Awareness Night - October 6

Annual Philadelphia Union Soccer & FORCE Breast Cancer Awareness Night October 6, 2018, 7:30 pm

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is offering 25 free Union Soccer tickets to FORCE Families

FORCE will be honored during the pre-game ceremony at Breast Cancer Awareness night October 6 at 7:30 pm, Union vs. Minnesota United FC soccer game. Interested in a fun night for your family? Please email Sandy Cohen to learn how you can receive the free tickets. Be sure to provide your name and a brief description of your connection to hereditary cancer. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis, with a limit of 4 tickets per person. Additional tickets can be purchased for $31 each with $5 donated to FORCE. Tickets can be picked up at will call on game day. A big thank you to CTCA for providing this fun awareness activity for FORCE families.

Purchase tickets today!


You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together October 9, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM

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

RSVP to Kathy Kolb at (610) 478-1447 or Director@BCSSBerks.org

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!

 


You're Invited to the Joining FORCEs Conference October 18-20, 2018 in San Diego, California 

Attend the 11th annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer conference because hereditary cancer knowledge can be life-saving. This is an international conference designed by and for people and families affected by hereditary cancer and will present the latest research on these cancers and a wide range of topics about making medical decisions, quality-of-life and long-term health outcomes.

Attendees include people concerned about hereditary cancer: survivors, previvors, people with a mutation or family history of cancer, patient advocates, researchers, and health care providers who treat high-risk patients.

As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to enroll in research, meet world-renowned hereditary cancer experts, share experiences and network with others who have a first-hand understanding of all you are going through. We hope you’ll join us!

Learn more about the conference and how to register


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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!


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