is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about the death of stage IV cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage IV research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage IV breast cancer research.
METAvivor awards research grants to individuals with a clinical or other doctoral degree who are actively engaged in areas of metastatic breast cancer research and whose proposals show distinct promise in making a difference for the stage IV breast cancer community. The goal of our funding efforts is to transition metastatic breast cancer from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life.
METAvivor is run primarily by volunteers, most of who are living with metastatic breast cancer. We work to obtain grants and corporate sponsors to support our operation expenses. This allows us to ensure that donations can be entirely dedicated to our research grants that fund the cutting edge research that will ultimately save lives. Unless otherwise specified by the donor, 100% of every donation and 100% of proceeds from every fundraiser (after event expenses) goes into our research grants.
Breast cancer fundraisers are everywhere, but most of the money raised goes into breast cancer prevention and early detection efforts. Very little of it benefits those already fighting the disease, and only a tiny sliver - 2-5% - is dedicated toward research for stage IV, or metastatic breast cancer. METAvivor is the only organization that solely funds MBC research through a scientific peer review process. 100% of all donations go to MBC-specific research grants. METAvivor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations (may be) tax deductible (please consult with your tax advisor about information regarding deductions)
Our goal is to have metastatic breast cancer rendered a controlled, manageable and survivable condition where patients can thrive and live normal lives. With your generosity, we can fund the additional research that will help make this possible.