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Hi! We are Carly Miller, Sarah Spaltro, Amy Yoffe, Brenda Lam, Marlene Cunningham and Eva SooHoo and we are the Los Angeles & West Valley/Ventura 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

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.

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

Brenda Lam (West Valley / Ventura)

Brenda Lam (West Valley / Ventura) (email)

Amy Yoffe (West Valley / Ventura)

Amy Yoffe (West Valley / Ventura) (email)

Marlene Cunningham (West Valley / Ventura)

Marlene Cunningham (West Valley / Ventura) (email)

Sarah Spaltro, Los Angeles

Sarah Spaltro, Los Angeles (email)

Carly Miller, Los Angeles

Carly Miller, Los Angeles (email)

Eva SooHoo, Los Angeles

Eva SooHoo, Los Angeles (email)

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together January 26, 2020, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

West Valley/Ventura Area

Cancer Support Community
530 Hampshire RD
Westlake Village, CA

RSVP to Amy at

As a reminder, men are always welcome to attend FORCE meetings.  Whether you have tested positive for a hereditary cancer mutation or are here to support someone who has, you are welcome in our group.

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!

You're Invited to the Joining FORCEs Conference June 18-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA 

Attend the 12th annual Joining FORCEs Against Hereditary Cancer conference for an inspirational experience of knowledge, empowerment and connecting with other members of our community.

This is an international conference designed to empower men, women and families facing hereditary cancer. It offers sessions and workshops led by renowned experts on all topics related to hereditary breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and colon cancers.

Whether you are a cancer survivor, person at high risk for cancer, healthcare provider or caregiver, this conference has something for you. 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 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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