Monday, June 4, 2012

Raising money for HBOC research

A lot of charities raise money for breast cancer research, many others raise money for ovarian cancer research. How many raise money for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research? Just one: FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.  One year ago this month FORCE launched the first ever Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Fund with a few simple goals: to fund research that will find better treatment, detection and prevention options for women facing high risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Yesterday, LA FORCE Outreach held its first fundraiser to raise money for the FORCE Hereditary Cancer Research Fund.  Because this was the first event of its kind here in Los Angeles we did not know what to expect from our community.  We were overwhelmed by the response and what am amazing day it was.  The day was so incredibly special that I want everyone near and far to know about it.

Over the next several days I will post photos and all of my thoughts about the day, be sure to come back and check them out.  In the meantime, we have finished the accounting for the day and we raised more than $10,000 for the FORCE Hereditary Cancer Research Fund!  Yeah!  The video we showed yesterday about the Hereditary Cancer Research Fund is here:

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