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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 Stephanie HylwakSivan SchondorfAngel Moses and Aimee Dinschel and we are the Chicago 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 or connect with other members of the hereditary cancer community through our secure message board available 24/7.

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.

COVID-19 Update: FORCE has canceled all in-person group activities until further notice. Please view our list of virtual resources (including FAQs, on demand webinars, important websites and much more) to help you cope with hereditary cancer during this pandemic from the safety of your own home. You are not alone. We will get through this together.

Sivan Schondorf

Sivan Schondorf (email)

Angel Moses

Angel Moses (email)

Aimee Dinschel

Aimee Dinschel (email)

Stephanie Hlywak

Stephanie Hlywak (email)

You're Invited to a Webinar: Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss Panel Discussion and Book Review, September 30, 2020, at 7:00-8:00 pm EDT 

with award-winning journalist and seasoned TV producer, Ali Rogin

Join us on National Previvor Day for an evening of powerful storytelling as we dive into the courageous experiences of previvors profiled in Ali Rogin's book (available 9/15), Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss: 30 Powerful Stories. Ali, an award-winning journalist and a previvor herself, along with a panel of participants from her book will share their inspiring stories, experiences, and advice for tackling hereditary cancer risk all while never losing sight of careers, families, and goals. You will hear from and have your questions answered by these inspiring previvors including Ali Rogin, award-winning songwriter and music producer, Kara DioGuardi and business mogul, Mary Powell. 

Register at

You're Invited to Attend the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Great Lakes Event October 3, 2020 beginning at 9:00 am

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course                                              
7721 Steam Corners Road
Lexington, OH 44904

NASA Great Lakes Region has partnered with FORCE as their “Charity of Choice." FORCE attendees and your families are invited to attend this incredible event for free! You don't want to miss the Big V8 Race Tunder Group, the Fast 4 & 6 Cylinder Lightening Race Group, along with all of the opportunties listed below. Come for the whole day or part of the day. 

RSVP to Marlon Summlin at so you can receive email updates about the event. 

Event Details: 

  • Free, designated parking for FORCE attendees
  • Introduction to TeamFORCE and NASA GL drivers
  • Lunch and dinner is included
  • Join in the parade lap and ride-alongs with the NASA GL Instructors and Advanced Drivers at speed 
  • Award Ceremony and FORCE Change Drawing

Watch NASA Great Lakes in action! 

FORCE family members are invited to bring your race car and register for an event. Details can be found on the NASA GL website at

NASA GL is raising much-needed awareness and funding to support the hereditary cancer community and we would love for you to join us. FORCE is a dynamic organization offering life-changing programs and services, and we can only achieve our goals through the generosity of donors like you.  

You can make a difference by making a donation today and help us while we "Raise awareness, one track at a time!"



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