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Hi! We are Texas’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.

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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!

Brighton Power of Pink Campaign October 1-31, 2021 ,

Brighton Power of Pink Campaign October 1-31, 2021
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DONATE TO FORCE 

Five Brighton Collectibles stores in Texas have chosen FORCE as their Power of Pink Campaign charity. They will donate $10 for every 2021 Power of Pink bracelet purchased through October 31, 2021, which was designed to be a beacon of inspiration for all who are touched by breast cancer. The bracelet bears the words, "Faith, Gratitude, and Live life to the fullest." 

 

Sterling Silver Treasures Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace and Bracelet

The Island of Bali - brimming with nature's beauty and the artisanship of the world's most renowned jewelry artisans - was what the designers were inspired by in the creation of Brighton's sterling silver Power of Pink jewelry created to support breast cancer charities. 

The art of granulation is a jewelry-making technique where artisans use tiny silver balls to create intricate patterns and dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. The practice is kept alive on the island of Bali today where our designers traveled to learn about its detailed and intricate artisanship, delicate wire work and hand soldering. 

By wearing their beautiful Power of Pink selling silver jewelry, you can experience Bali's passion for craftsmanship while pressing your own passion for helping families touched by breast cancer. 

For each necklace or bracelet purchased, Brighton will donate $50 to FORCE. 

HOW TO SHOP

Shop Brighton online to purchase your 2021 Power of Pink bracelet and for additional POP merchandise where FORCE receives a donation if you purchase from one of the five Houston-area stores.

Or call one of the participating stores to place your phone order for curbside pickup or delivery. Store hours vary. 

  • The Woodlands Mall (281) 419-1211
  • Baybrook Mall (281) 286-4696 
  • Memorial City Mall (713) 467-6751
  • The Galleria (713) 622-7909
  • Highland Village (713) 877-8551

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)

RSVP

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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 14, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Central Time

Led by

Beth Kuhn and Mary Pritzlaff

RSVP

Email Mary at maryp@facingourrisk.org


FORCE Virtual Support Meeting November 17, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Central Time

Led by

Kim Horner and Carmen Pace

RSVP

Email Kim Horner kimhorner07@gmail.com


FORCE Virtual Support Meeting December 15, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Central Time

Led by

Kim Horner and Carmen Pace

RSVP

Email Kim Horner kimhorner07@gmail.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

Register here

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

Register here

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

Mary Pritzlaff (Austin)

Mary Pritzlaff (Austin)
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Beth Kuhn (Austin)

Beth Kuhn (Austin)
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Carmen Pace (Dallas)

Carmen Pace (Dallas)
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Kim Horner (Dallas)

Kim Horner (Dallas)
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Judy Calabria (Houston)

Judy Calabria (Houston)
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Sandy Cohen
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and Previvor