You are not alone. Get support. 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 resources and confidential support.
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New Jersey

Hi! We are New Jersey’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 September 26, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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.


12th Annual Joining FORCES Against Hereditary Cancer Conference September 29, 2021,

12th Annual Joining FORCES Against Hereditary Cancer Conference
Led by

Renowned hereditary cancer experts

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Additional Information

Attend our virtual international conference designed to empower individuals and families facing hereditary cancer on September 29-30, 2021. Whether you are a cancer survivor, previvor, healthcare provider or caregiver, this powerful conference has something for you – and it is FREE for all attendees.


Virtual Cycle to Empower Ride October 1, 2021, 8:30 am - 9:00 am Pacific Time

Virtual Cycle to Empower Ride
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Additional Information

You are invited to join us in a virtual, 30-minute live Peloton ride in honor of National Cancer Week (9/26-10/2). You can participate even if you don't have a Peloton bike. Just register with us above, sign up for a free Peloton trial and join on whatever bike you choose. 

Join the ride for Robin Arzón's Hip Hop Ride live class on Friday, Oct 1 @ 11:30am EDT/8:30am PDT (or whenever you can). Follow the #Ride4Previvors on Peloton during your ride so we can ride together virtually.


FORCE Virtual Men's Meeting October 6, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Eastern Time

FORCE Virtual Men's Meeting
Led by

Scott Lanman, Brad Hertz and Mike Philbin

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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 October 13, 2021, 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

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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.

Take our Survey

If you’ve had breast cancer, please take this short, 15 min. survey https://bit.ly/breast-cancer-resources. FORCE is working with Susan G. Komen, researchers at the University of South Florida and advocacy partners to assess and address the unmet support and information needs of African American/Black, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, Pacific Islander or Indigenous breast cancer survivors and people in treatment.


FORCE Virtual Support Meeting November 14, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Led by

Lauren Gordon, Jessie Bushman and Jodi Cipriano

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Email Lauren at laureng@facingourrisk.org


Virtual Holiday Happy Hour December 13, 2021, 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Led by

Karin Roseman, Katrina Wells and Danielle Altersitz

RSVP

Email Karin at Karinfacingourrisk@gmail.com


Local Leaders

Elana Krutoff (Southern NJ)

Elana Krutoff (Southern NJ)
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Jessie Bushman (Northern NJ)

Jessie Bushman (Northern NJ)
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Lauren Gordon (Northern NJ)

Lauren Gordon (Northern NJ)
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Jodi Cipriano (Northern NJ)

Jodi Cipriano (Northern NJ)
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Karin Roseman (Southern NJ)

Karin Roseman (Southern NJ)
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Katrina Wells (Southern NJ)

Katrina Wells (Southern NJ)
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Danielle Altersitz (Southern NJ)

Danielle Altersitz (Southern NJ)
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"FORCE has over 350 volunteers across the country, ensuring no one faces hereditary cancer alone."

Sandy Cohen
FORCE SVP of Volunteer Services
and Previvor