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#LightUpMBC

METAvivor joined forces with Moore Fight Moore Strong (MFMS) to produce #LightUpMBC 2020 on October 13th for National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Over 115 landmarks in all 50 states and around the world were illuminated in pink, teal, and green to shine a light on the critical need for metastatic breast cancer research and remember the 115 lives lost daily to MBC. 

According to World Health Organization, it is estimated that 627,000 people die each year from metastatic breast cancer. Over 42,000 people die from metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. alone. MBC occurs when the cancer has left the breast and traveled to other parts of the body. 30% of early stage breast cancer patients have a recurrence as Stage IV MBC, yet less than 5% of breast cancer research is allocated to MBC. There is currently no cure for MBC. Research is the only thing that can extend lives.  

"METAvivor has worked very hard to increase research funding specifically for Stage IV MBC and was able to fund over $5 million in research grants in 2019. This will be much more challenging for 2020. The pandemic may cause research funding to move backward instead of forward as many organizations have discontinued their research cycle this year." said METAvivor Executive Director Sonya Negley. "METAvivor is continuing our scientific, peer-reviewed research cycle. We simply must keep focused on our funding target and work together to continue MBC research" 

100% of all donations to METAvivor fund MBC research and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

To learn more and to see which landmarks in your area are lighting up this year, please visit the #LightUpMBC Page.

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