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FORCE-FACING OUR RISK OF CANCER EMPOWERED

Heroes

Donations as of November 29, 2014:

$162.00 Raised Offline
$875.00 Raised Online
$1,037.00 Total Raised

Rona Greenberg's Page

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

My sisters and I were part of an early cllinical study in 1997 for the BRCA mutation. Our mother died at age 43 from breast/ovarian cancer and our grandmother died at age 40, from breast cancer. Fortunately, my three sisters tested negative for the mutated BRCA gene. However, my test results were positive; I had the BRCA2 mutated gene. Being proactive, I immediately became involved with a high risk surveillance program and in 1998 had a total hysterectomy. I enrolled in the STAR trial and in 2002 came across FORCE on the internet. This  was exactly what I was searching for - an organization dedicated exclusively to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. I found Sue Friedman and became a member of her force of compassionate, intelligent women AND men, who were experiencing a similar journey as mine and willing to share their strength and confidence with me. At age 62, I was diagnosed with DCIS, Stage 0, and had bilateral mastectomy with total reconstruction. I was educated and empowered to make informed decsions; I was a member of FORCE.   I believe in paying it forward - that is why I remain a dedicated member of FORCE and I have taken on the role of co-coordinator of the FORCE North Jersey Group.

Yet, I knew that it would only be a matter of time before my two beautiful daughters would need to be tested. You see, children of BRCA+ parents have a 50% risk of carrying the mutated gene. Unfortunately, both of my daughters tested positive for the BRCA2 mutated gene. 

My DAUGHTERS are my Heroes!!! They are beautiful! They are strong! They are intelligent! They have the knowledge and empowerment to make informed decisions. Yes, there will be difficult decisions for my daughters to make as they each continue to navigate their own personal journey. However, I am very positive that their choices will be made from the place of empowerment and knowledge provided by FORCE!

Please help my daughters and me in our campaign to help FORCE bring life-saving education and resources to all who need it in their fight against hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Be a Hero and support FORCE.

Thank you,

Rona

Supporters

Comment Donation
Carol Gubernat
$25.00*
Susan Ortner
$25.00*
Nancy and Richie Kinsler
$25.00*
Carole and Richard Friedman
$15.00*
Ruth and Bill Kreutner Dear Rona. Thank you so much for taking the initiative for such a worthwhile cause.
$25.00
Jeanie and Larry Dingman
$25.00
Gloria Zaslav
$54.00*
Hanna Wechsler
$18.00*
Lois and Todd Carroll You are my hero!!
$50.00
Mikey & Marty Lustberg
$25.00
Georgine and Larry Savitsky We love your intelligent and compassionate approach to this issue! You are a gem!
$50.00
Marsha Fais and Lester Goldblatt Thank you for what you are doing.
$25.00
Shirley and Joel Feldman Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.
$25.00
Carole and Richard Friedman You are such an amazing, strong woman. We are so proud of you!
$50.00
Jessica and Steph Gauchel Best of luck to everyone doing the important work or cancer research and education!
$25.00
Leslie Greenberg You Go Girl.......Make it Happen
$25.00
Suzy and Mike Eisner We love you and appreciate your life-saving work.
$50.00
Linda Hannum Rona, you're one of the most beautiful& strongest women I know and so are BOTH of your beautiful daughters=) Love you all...Linda
$100.00
Anonymous bravo for your courage!
$50.00
Seth Glasser
$50.00
celeste & walter kaplan we admire your determination and commitment to this very worthwhile cause.
$50.00
Adrienne and Jerry Barrack
$25.00
Brian Glasser You are a Brave, Proactive and Smart Leader and I love you!
$100.00
Jill Stoller
$50.00
Jessie Bushman I am so very proud of you.
$25.00
Rona Greenberg
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$162
Raised Online
$875
Total Raised
$1,037
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