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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North Carolina

Hi! We are North Carolina’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

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


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 Virtual Support Meeting May 20, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern Time

Led by

Andrea Walens and Hayley Blum


Email Andrea ( or Hayley (

Additional Information

Special Guest: Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Division of Surgical Oncology at UNC School of Medicine. Her specialties include breast cancer and breast surgical oncology, lumpectomy; oncoplastic breast surgery; skin and nipple sparing mastectomy; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary lymph node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; inflammatory breast cancer; high risk patients; BRCA mutation carriers; breast cancer in young women; male breast cancer, benign breast conditions. 

Local Leaders

Wendy Bloom (Charlotte)

Wendy Bloom (Charlotte)

Hayley Blum (Raleigh)

Hayley Blum (Raleigh)

Andrea Walens (Raleigh)

Andrea Walens (Raleigh)


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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