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Hi! Our names are Amanda NarodLori HowardEva Roche, and Amanda Morris. and we are the Washington DC Volunteer Outreach Leaders for 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 look forward to hearing 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 our national and local Facebook pages. 

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

 


Amanda Narod

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Lori Howard

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Eva Roche

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Amanda Morris

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Events

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together July 28, 2018 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Building A (Medical Building), Second Floor
Conference Room 5 (left off elevator and end of hallway in the corner)
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016 

Parking is available in the hospital lot lot for $12. Street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis on Loughboro Road NW or MacArthur Blvd.

RSVP to Lori at Loriwh@facingourrisk.org

Guest Speaker: Neelima Denduluri, M.D., medical oncolgist at Virginia Cancer Specialists. Dr. Denduluri will provide updates about latest research and highlights from the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting and the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting.  

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!


Capital Dragon Boat Regatta: Team Full FORCE Ahead  August 25, 2018, 6:00 am-6:00 pm

The Wharf
Washington, DC

Join the team today! Email Eva Roche at evar@facingourrisk.org to sign up. 

We have just signed up to participate in our 1st local TeamFORCE event with the Capital Dragon Boat Regatta, Saturday, August 25 at the Wharf. We will be competing in 3 races throughout the day against over 40 other teams. It'll be a wet, wild and fun experience you will never forget while raising awareness and funds for our community!

We invite you and your family to be one of the 25 paddlers needed for our Dragon Boat. First come, first served. Minimum age is 12 years old. Registration is $80. We are asking each team member to fund-raise for FORCE. FORCE relies on fundraising and donations to continue its important work.  
 
Your registration includes:

2 practice sessions (TBA)
Team FORCE T-shirt
Dragon Boat rental
Tent/Table/Snacks & Beverages
Fundraising page you can customize to send out to friends and family
A fun-filled day at the Wharf


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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