Well, most of you who are following my blog know that I support FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (www.facingourrisk.org). Let me get the appeal out there first! We need your votes and need you to pass this along to others as well. FORCE will be able to receive a portion of $250K from Chase Giving. Here is the link:
This is the FORCE Mission Statement:
"To provide unbiased information and resources regarding hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To provide support to families and individuals affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To advocate for the community affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To promote research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. To reduce disparities among under-served populations by promoting access to information, resources and clinical trials specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer."
I myself am a Previvor and have a very strong family history of both Breast and Ovarian Cancers. FORCE has helped in ways I never knew were possible from an online community. I was given unconditional love, support and advice.
Through monies donated by corporations and individuals, the following cna be done:
$1,000 delivers the latest in BRCA research and information to 500 families.
$500 gives 60,000 visitors access to our website for one month.
$300 provides a scholarship to our conference to one person that could not otherwise attend.
$200 provides life-saving information to 100 people through our newsletter.
$100 provides phone-based support and resources via our Helpline for one month.
$50 provides a package of informational brochures to doctors offices and hospitals.
Donations to FORCE are tax-deductible. 100% of the funds go to the organization to continue our mission. Many companies will also match donations made by their employees.
Please ask your employer if your company has a matching gifts policy.
I only ask that you take a few seconds and vote for FORCE. If the spirit moves you, please donate directly through our secure network:
Love and hugs,