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Carrie ProchniakWelcome to the home page for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Network 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 Milwaukee outreach coordinator is Carrie Castonguay.

Volunteer Alert

Become a Coordinator!! FORCE is looking for a second volunteer to become Co-Outreach Coordinator for your 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, download About Outreach and contact Sandy Cohen, Director of Outreach Coordinators, with any questions.

FORCE Conference 2014

Join FORCE and 700 participants on June 12-14, 2014 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott for the 8th Annual FORCE Conference! Joining FORCEs is the largest international conference designed by and for people with HBOC or a BRCA mutation. The program - held in partnership with Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA - will present a wide range of topics and provide attendees opportunities to enroll in research, including Basser-funded studies. Visit our conference page to learn why you should be part of this transformative event, view the agenda, register, book your room, and more. 

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Face to Face Get Together, May 3, 2014, 10:00am

Central Library
Meeting Room 301
201 W Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

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Join us in Madison as we take a holistic view of options to support previvors and survivors in our HBOC community. Julie Neitzel will present thoughts on choosing evidence-based herbs, supplements, nutrition and activity to support those faced with the challenges of HBOC, and invites your questions to narrow this vast topic.

Afterward, we can walk a few blocks to Community Pharmacy (www.communitypharmacy.coop) for a quick tour and for continued dialogue.

Our speaker, Julie Neitzel is a previvor who has been studying many facets of holistic health and conventional medicine for over 20 years. Her main studies have been in pharmacology, Ayurveda, herbalism and yoga, with snippets of many other systems along the way. She has not had any preventative surgeries to date, but reconsiders them regularly. Meanwhile, she does the best she can to build her health to optimally handle whatever may come up along her journey. She works for Community Pharmacy, a health resource in Madison for over 40 years.

Do you have a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer?  Have you tested positive for a BRCA mutation or 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.

We hope you can join us!

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