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Hi! Our names are Lori HowardEva Roche, Susan Davis and Scott Lanman, and we are the Washington D.C. Metro 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.


Lori Howard

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Eva Roche

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Scott Lanman

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You're Invited to Family Night at Ledo Pizza March 28, 2019, 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Ledo Kingstowne
5890 Kingstowne Center
Alexandria, VA 22315

(703) 922-2900

Enjoy a great family dinner while raising money for FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered! 10% of Dine-In/Carry Out orders will be donated to FORCE. Bring a friend and tell your neighbors! Order online at 

You're Invited to a FORCE Get-Together May 4, 2019, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street, Room 3
Fairfax, VA 22030

2nd level underground parking garage is free of charge. Take the elevator up, follow the FORCE signs.

Vienna/Fairfax Metro stop nearby - please let us know if you need to be picked up. The outreach leaders will arrive at the library by 10:00 am to provide shuttle services to/from the meeting to the metro. 

Husbands, partners and significant others are welcome!

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Lori at

Join us to network with others. It's a great opportunity to ask questions or just listen in a safe, supportive environment. Feel free to bring a friend, caregiver or significant other. Our new Outreach Leader, Scott Lanman, will be available to lead a group to discuss issues and concerns for men. 

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?

You are not alone. Join us and live your life empowered!

Dragon Boat Regatta 2019: May 18, 2019

Thompson Boat House
Washington, DC

You and your friends and family members are invited to join our Full FORCE Ahead team for the 2019 Dragon Boat Regatta.

$75.00 registration fee includes:

  • Entry to the Regatta
  • Custom Full FORCE Ahead T-shirt
  • Snacks for the day
  • Optional practice days
  • Boat rental
  • Steersperson

To RSVP or get more information, contact Eva at

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