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Welcome

Welcome to the home page for our Columbia Network for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! Here you will find information on our local efforts to help individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers connect for support, awareness, resources, education, advocacy and fundraising.

Sign up on your right to receive information about our local networking and educational events via email and like us on our national Facebook page. 

If you are looking for support or information, reach out to our Columbia Network peer support group leader: Amanda Herron. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.


Amanda Herron

Amanda Herron (email)


Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together August 26, 2017 5:00 pm

Location: The home of Amanda Herron in Goose Creek, SC

Please RSVP to Amanda for the address and directions amandah@facingourrisk.org

Please join me in watching the Hollywood film Decoding Annie Parker. I will provide some light snacks and a glass of wine. Feel free to bring a friend / spouse / sister, but please keep in mind there are adult situations in this film and it is rated R, so no children, please!

Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the life affirming story of two remarkable women; the irrepressible Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor and the geneticist Mary-Claire King whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.

Watch the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yejorH_XH7A


Click here to see all upcoming events in this area

What's new

We Need YOU!

Become a Peer Support Group Leader Volunteer!! FORCE is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to help ensure that no one travels the hereditary cancer journey alone in the Columbia area. You'll help set up local meetings for FORCE members and assist in planning and setting up other events and activities. For more information, fill out the volunteer survey if interested.


Peer Navigation Support Program

Sign up for FORCE's new Peer Navigation Support Program! You can now get matched to a specially trained Peer Navigator volunteer who has traveled a similar journey as yours to receive confidential 1:1 phone support and a free personalized guide of expert-reviewed resources. You no longer need to spend time researching this important information and finding someone to talk to who understands the decisions you face. This program does it all for you. In addition, participation will empower you to make informed decisions with your healthcare providers. 

This program is for you if:

  • You are considering genetic testing or have tested positive for BRCA mutation or another gene associated with increased cancer risk.
  • You have recently been diagnosed with cancer.
  • You feel alone.
  • You feel pressure to quickly learn and understand the options available to manage cancer risk.
  • You want to obtain information that could empower you to make important decisions with your healthcare providers.
  • You are a survivor, previvor or a caregiver living in the United States.

Topics that you can select for your free personalized online guide include: genetic testing, legal protections, sharing with family, cancer treatment, risk management guidelines, screening for cancer, breast reconstruction, paying for services, quality of life issues, managing menopause, support, research and more.

Learn more or sign up today!


FORCE:Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered