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Welcome to the home page for the DC Metropolitan Area 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 DC Metropolitan Network outreach coordinators are (from left to right) Susan DavisDebi VoinerMichelle Batt, Caroline Pruce and Francine Raizes.

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Foundation for Women's Cancer Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Course November 1, 2014 9:00 am-4:00 pm

W Hotel
515 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Register Here
Be sure to stop by the FORCE table to say hello!

ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning November 2, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

American University, Ward Circle Building
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Join FORCE VP of Community Affairs & Public Policy Lisa Schlager, and Hillary Kener, Outreach Coordinator at JScreen, for a session entitled "Knowledge is Power.  Your Fate is Not Sealed." (1:50-2:40 pm)

Click here to register, or for more information.

Get Beautiful and Support FORCE! November 9, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD

Younique beauty products is hosting an event and donating a portion of the proceeds to FORCE.  Stop by and shop - for yourself or for the holidays.


Support Meeting November 22, 2014 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Medical Building, conference Room 2 (First Floor)
Washington, DC

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Please join us for a support meeting and Potluck Brunch!

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer? Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation? Are you considering genetic testing? You are not alone.

FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Local 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

Take the FORCE Challenge and raise $150, $300, $450 ... $1,500 or more to help others Live Life Empowered.

FORCE Live Life Empowered

Join FORCE's 15th anniversary celebration and Live Life Empowered! If FORCE has helped you in your hereditary cancer journey, now's your chance to pay it forward. You can make a difference by making a donation or by sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible.

FORCE challenges you to raise $150 to help others Live Life Empowered! We are looking for at least 15 local members to join our city's team! Can we count on you?

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