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Idaho

Hi! We are Idaho’s Impact Leader Volunteers!

If you have any questions or are in need of support or information, please feel free to email us we are happy to chat about available resources, information, and support that you may find helpful. As you navigate your hereditary cancer 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 www.facingourrisk.org/pnp.

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Diane Rose, VP of Volunteer Programs.

Events

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!

FORCE LGBTQIA+ Virtual Community Meeting October 26, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Pacific Time

FORCE LGBTQIA+ Virtual Community Meeting
Led by

Will L. (they/them) and Maddie W. (she/her)

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Additional Information

Are you LGBTQIA+ and 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? Are you looking for connection with other LGBTQIA+ people navigating hereditary cancer? You're invited to a virtual FORCE gathering! You are not alone. Connect 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.


FORCE Virtual Support Meeting November 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mountain Time

Led by

Lauren Seilnacht and Melissa Fulkerson with our Genetic Counselor representative, Christina Ikard.

RSVP

Email Lauren Seilnacht at lauren.seilnacht@gmail.com or Melissa Fulkerson at melissafulk@protonmail.com


FORCE Virtual Men's Meeting January 5, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time

FORCE Virtual Men's Meeting
Led by

Scott Lanman, Brad Hertz and Mike Philbin

RSVP

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Additional Information

Join other men to ask questions and learn about information and resources available for you and your family. Knowledge is power, and here's a chance to hear how others are managing their inherited cancer or cancer risk.


FORCE People of Color Virtual Support Meeting January 12, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Central Time

FORCE People of Color Virtual Support Meeting
Led by

Carmen Pace, Wenora Johnson, Forum Shah, MS, CGC, Karlena Lara-Otero Ph.D., MS, CGC, and Andrea Crawford, MS, CGC

RSVP

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Additional Information

Register to attend or email Wenora at wenoraf@gmail.com if you have questions. Does cancer run in your family? Take charge of your health and learn about hereditary cancer and inherited mutations. Connect with other Black/African American, Asian, Latina, Hispanic and Indigenous people to share your story, ask questions or just listen in a safe, supportive environment. Partners, caregivers and loved ones are welcome.


Local Leaders

Lauren Seilnacht

Lauren Seilnacht
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Melissa Fulkerson

Melissa Fulkerson
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Christina Ikard, MS, LCGC (St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute)

Christina Ikard, MS, LCGC (St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute)
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Sandy Cohen
FORCE SVP of Volunteer Services
and Previvor