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Hi! I am Diane Kremin and I am the Long Island 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 don't hold get-togethers, but 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.

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: 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.


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You're Invited to a Webinar: In the Family Documentary Screening and Virtual Cast Reunion, July 23, 2020, 7:00-8:15 pm EDT

with Emmy®-nominated director and producer, Joanna Rudnick

Join FORCE and Kartmequin Films for a panel discussion and a viewing of the Emmy-nominated documentary, In The Family, which follows Joanna Rudnick's journey through the unpredictable world of BRCA testing. Along the way, she meets several women and families to uncover the reality of how hereditary cancer impacts their lives and communities. The full cast reunites for a virtual reunion to share their updates and experiences for the first time since 2008! The panelists include a representative from each family in the movie, as well as a genetic counselor and a gynecologist. After registering you will receive a private link to view the film at your convenience prior to July 23rd. 

Register at www.facingourrisk.org/webinarseries


You're Invited to a Webinar: Writing About Your Hereditary Cancer Journey, August 12, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm EDT

with award-winning memoirists, Mary Ladd and Grace Talusan

Join us for an evening with two authors, Mary Ladd and Grace Talusan, who chronicle their experiences with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in their books: The Wig Diaries and The Body Papers. Both women use contrasting styles of humor and sincerity to wade through the physical and emotional complexities that a diagnosis sends rippling across the lives and relationships of the women and families affected. Mary and Grace will talk about the writing process, their experiences, and answer your questions about their memoirs and chronicling your own stories. 

Register at https://www.facingourrisk.org/webinarseries


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 https://www.facingourrisk.org/webinarseries


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