Wherever you are in the process of determining your cancer risk or risk management options, you are not alone.
Welcome to the home page for the Washington DC 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 Washington DC Network peer support group leaders: Caroline Pruce, Amanda Narod and Lori Howard. Please contact Diane Rose if you are unable to connect with local volunteers.
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Building A (Medical Building), First Floor
Conference Room 5 (left off elevator and end of hallway in the corner)
5215 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
RSVP to Lori at Loriwh@facingourrisk.org
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!
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 Washington DC 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.
Free Resources Available for Survivors, Previvors and Caregivers!
Whether you have 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. Trained Peer Navigator volunteers who understand your situation are available for confidential 1:1 phone support. Following the call, you will receive a free personalized guide filled with expert-reviewed resources that will help you make informed medical decisions with your doctors.