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Heather's Challenge


Pictured, Heather, husband Jesse and daughter Indi

October is breast cancer awareness month and October 13th was Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) awareness day. 20-30% of breast cancer diagnoses will become stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. MBC is incurable and has a median survival of 3 years taking the lives of 40,000 men and women every year. In the last 20 years, this statistic has remained virtually UNCHANGED because only 7% of funding for the treatment of breast cancer is allocated for stage 4 - Metastatic Breast Cancer. 


Last October I found out that my breast cancer which was originally treated in 2010 with a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and hormone therapy had returned in my lungs as stage 4 - MBC. I found this out on the same day that my father in law passed away. I found this out while pregnant. I found this out after losing my own amazing dad to cancer just 3 months prior.

I’m doing everything humanly possible to improve my own health and general wellbeing so that I can BEAT THE ODDS. My oncologist has told me 5-7 years and I’m planning on raising my beautiful 4 year old daughter so that is NOT going to be my prognosis. Please consider making a donation to METAvivor where 100% of proceeds go to stage 4 breast cancer research! I was originally shooting for $2,500 but due to overwhelming support I've upped my goal to $5,000!!! 

Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!



100% of your donation to METAvivor will fund critical research for metastatic breast cancer treatment.

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Thank you for supporting Metavivor! 100% of your donation will be used to fund research for metastatic breast cancer treatment.

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Florida Disclosure: A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. More information at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. METAvivor registration number CH45960.