Today, September 29, 2013, begins National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, and on Wednesday, October 2, we will celebrate National Previvor Day.
In 2010, FORCE made history with the successful passage of H. Res. 1522, the
Congressional resolution declaring the first National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week and National Previvor Day. HBOC Week marks the transition between Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
During this week, we recognize, celebrate, and remember those who have been affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, including women and men with BRCA mutations, anyone with a family history of cancer, survivors of breast and ovarian cancer, previvors (individuals living with a very high risk for cancer), and those we have lost to the disease.
Be a part of the celebration. Share your story and your knowledge.
Your participation just may save a life.
By participating in one of our activities, you will honor and celebrate everyone who has been affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
- Share our FORCE video with your friends
- Plan to attend the Joining FORCEs Conference June 12-14, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA
- Like FORCE on Facebook
- Follow FORCE on Twitter
- Volunteer and help others in the HBOC community
- Organize your own HBOC week event, or attend one of ours