Register for the 2018
Stage IV Stampede!

Register today for METAvivor’s 3rd annual Stage IV Stampede to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 and 10 2018 and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! The 2018 Stage IV Stampede is part of a grassroots effort to bring patients, caregivers and supporters together from across the country to Washington, D.C., to advocate for advancing stage IV metastatic cancer research and improving access to quality healthcare and benefits for individuals impacted by MBC.

On Tuesday October 9, METAvivor will host registration, a reception and an advocacy training session for individuals interested in learning more about the issues facing the MBC community and how to effectively engage congressional staff. On Wednesday October 10, participants will take part in a .5 mile march to the Capitol Lawn, a Die-In hosted by MET Up and a day of team-based meetings with the offices of your Senators and House Members. You and your team will educate Congressional leaders and staff about stage IV MBC and ask them to support the community by facilitating additional funding for metastatic cancer research, keeping vital patient protections in healthcare and other issues of importance to the MBC community. You do not need to be an expert in civics or government to help create positive change, you just need to stand up and speak out!

Registration and event details are below.

Please register today and book your hotel. The headquarters hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn Capitol (550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024). The room block is full but there are some rooms available at the regular rate.

We also recommend the following hotels that are in Alexandria, VA but are a short Metro ride to the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill where all of the Stampede activities will be taking place:

Holiday Inn
1900 N. Fort Meyer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209
1 block from Metro Station

Hyatt Centric
1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
1 block from Metro Station

We need volunteers! Please indicate below if you are interested in volunteering (volunteering will not prevent you from participating in any of the activities).

Tuesday October 9, 2018

  • 2pm – Stampede Volunteer Training – Congressional Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
  • 4pm – Advocacy Training – Congressional Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
  • 5pm – Reception – Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
  • 7-10pm – Live From Stage IV – TBD

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

  • 8:45 am – Stage IV Stampede – .5 Mile March on the Mall
  • 9:00 am – Die – In hosted by METUP – Capitol Lawn
  • 10 am – Continental Breakfast and Break into teams for visits on Capitol Hill - Dirksen Senate Building, Room G-50
  • 10:30 am – 4 pm – Continental breakfast and break into teams for visits on Capitol Hill - Dirksen Senate Building, Room G-50
  • 4 pm – Wrap Up - TBA

Please be sure to complete all of the questions below. For more information contact