On May 31, 2012, FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered), honored 5 special women for the grace and courage they have shown throughout their BRCA journey’s at the “Celebrate the Women in your Life” event at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia. FORCE is a national non-profit organization devoted to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Their mission includes support, education, advocacy, awareness, and research specific to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Their programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer.The event had over 200 RSVP’s and brought together men and women to help support one another and share their individual stories. During the presentation the crowd was informed that the University of Pennsylvania received a $25 million gift to open a new research center (Basser) focused solely on the prevention and treatment of cancers that are associated with the BRCA mutations. http://www.facingourrisk.org/
DA Visions along with Lillian Robinson captured the nights events. Here are a few from that special evening.