Who is METAvivor.org
METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We are a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that funds vital research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients. Passionately committed patients ourselves, we rally public attention to the urgent needs of the MBC community, help patients find strength through support and purpose and make every dollar count as we work with researchers to extend and improve quality of life for MBC patients.
They bring attention to the specific issues of stage IV metastatic breast cancer and raise public awareness about the facts of the disease. Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. Six to ten percent of these diagnoses are metastatic, or stage IV, and approximately another 30% of breast cancer patients develop metastatic breast cancer. Therefore, we believe that at least 30% of the funds given to breast cancer organizations should be dedicated to metastatic breast cancer.
METAvivor knows that a community of support is one of the most basic needs for anyone facing metastatic cancer. They began as a support group in Annapolis, Maryland, for local people living with metastatic breast cancer. They have evolved to focus primarily on public awareness and raising funds for metastatic breast cancer research, our original support program still remains intact as its own entity. We encourage people living with MBC to establish support programs in their own communities and recommend taking our Peer-to-Peer Support Group leader webinar class.