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FORCE Mitzvah Team Founder

Rachel Schlager, May 25, 2013

"A Bat Mitzvah is a special time in a Jewish girl’s life and I think it’s important to choose a Mitzvah project that is special and means something to me and my family.  I am choosing the FORCE mitzvah project because my mom inherited a gene mutation that puts her at risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  My great grandma Pauline and aunt Ronni had cancer—and we think at least one of my great, great grandmas had ovarian cancer, too.  FORCE has been a big part of our lives in the past few years and has helped my mom a lot, and that’s why I want to help FORCE.  I have already done many things with FORCE but I wanted to do more. So, I am joining the meaningful mitzvahs program.

"Breast and ovarian cancer affect Jewish mothers and families much more than they affect other people. I am Jewish myself so that is part of the reason it means so much to me.  I think that it is important to tell people about these cancers so they can find out if they need to worry about them. Raising money will help people affected by cancer so maybe one day there will be a cure.  The FORCE Mitzvah project will help me do both. I am so excited to help the organization that helped my mom and helps thousands of other people every day!"