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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 Outreach coordinators are, (from left to right) Susan Davis, Debi Voiner, Michelle Batt, Caroline Pruce and Francine Raizes.

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. By sharing your empowerment story on a personal online fundraising page or by making a donation to our team’s page, we can raise awareness and funds together to support the fight against hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, ensuring that no one travels this road alone. No matter which option you choose, your action will make more anniversary celebrations possible. Get started.

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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Face to Face Get Together, August 9, 2014, 10:30 - 12:30pm

Life with Cancer
8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax, VA 22031


Please join us for our quarterly meet-and-greet with a potluck brunch.  At this meeting you will meet Tiffani DeMarco, a genetic counselor with over 17 years of experience counseling women  at-risk for or as identified as carrying a mutation in a hereditary cancer susceptibility gene. She joined INOVA's Institute of Translational Medicine (ITMI) in April of this year after building her career at Georgetown University, where her areas of expertise and research focused on family communication and support, including the development and facilitation of a support group for BRCA1/2  positive patients which she facilitated for over 9 years.  Tiffani is excited at the prospect of becoming involved in INOVA's Life with Cancer Program and hopes to continue to develop her work in family communication by collaborating on projects within ITMI focusing on whole genome sequencing.   
In addition, you will hear information that was presented at the recent FORCE Conference.   This is also a great chance to meet other local people in similar situations, or to catch up with those you've met at previous FORCE gatherings.  

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