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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 Kendra Montanari and Lou Wilburn and we are the New Mexico 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.

Covid-19 Update:  We suggest that the following people refrain from attending local events at this time:

  • Attendees who have traveled internationally for up to four weeks prior to the event.
  • People with compromised immune systems may wish to refrain from attending based on the current situation in their area.
  • Anyone exhibiting any symptoms should refrain from attending the event and will be instructed to leave. 

The New Mexico FORCE group meets the third Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm at Lovelace Women's Hospital 4701 Montgomery NE, Auditorium B Albuquerque, NM 87109. We hope you can join us!

Kendra Montanari

Kendra Montanari (email)

Lou Wilburn

Lou Wilburn (email)

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together May 17, 2020,  2:00-4:00 pm

Lovelace Women's Hospital
4701 Montgomery NE, Auditorium B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
RSVP to Kendra at

Do you have a family history of cancer? Are you considering genetic testing, waiting for results, or have already tested positive for a genetic mutation? 

You are not alone. Network with others who understand what you’re going through. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions or just listen in a safe, supportive environment. Feel free to bring a friend or family member.  

Join us and live your life empowered! 

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