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Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer, just learned about your hereditary cancer risk or have known about it for many years, trained FORCE volunteers are available to offer confidential support.


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Hi! Our names are Marina Richeson and Elina Tannenbaum and we are the Connecticut 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

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

Marina Richeson

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Elina Tannenbaum

Elina Tannenbaum (email)

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together March 27, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm

Hartford HealthCare

The Education Room
1290 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Facilitated by John Neary, MS, CGC

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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, supportive and confidential environment. You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!

You're Invited to an Educational Event Cancer & Genetics: Exploring Connections, Consequences, Responses March 28, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm

Ann's Place
80 Saw Mill Road
Danbury, CT 06810

Guest Speaker: Danielle Kupperman, MS, GC Genetic Counselor, Danbury Hospital

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Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. In her presentation, Danielle Kupperman, MS, GC, Genetic Counselor at Danbury Hospital, will explore how inherited genes may contribute to the development of certain types of cancers. She will also discuss screening tests for hereditary cancer syndromes, as well as screening and interventions for those who are at risk. Listen, learn and bring your questions.


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