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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! My name is Ariela Gruszka and I am the Boise Volunteer Outreach Leader 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 me. I am 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. I look forward to hearing from you.

Our group is also supported by two local genetic counselors, Christina Ikard, MS, LCGC and Patricia Dock, MS, LCGC.

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.

We are affiliated with:

Christina Ikard, MS. LCGC Patricia Dock, MS, LCGC
St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Comprehensive Breast Care Center
100 E Idaho Street 6200 W. Emerald
Boise, ID 83712 Boise, ID  83704
Phone: (208) 381-6146 Phone: (208) 367-7740
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Ariela Gruszka

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You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together April 16, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: To Be Determined

RSVP to Ariela Gruszka at
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!


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