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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.

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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 19, 2019,  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 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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