Even with all the awareness, early detection efforts and pink campaigns, over 40,000 of us with Stage IV die every year.
Most breast cancer research dollars goes into awareness, detection and initial treatments but if we truly wish to render this disease chronic instead of a death sentence we need to have more monies targeted to metastatic research and drugs and treatments to keep Stage IV patients alive.
Our mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters are counting on you to help conquer this disease. Go to the Take Action tab.
A campaign to bring awareness and funding for MBC.
Click on the 113 racing bib (above) to print it. Grab your running shoes, swimsuit, yoga mat or whatever and get out and honor those who have died and support all women living with Stage IV. Share your photo on social media #tri4mbc.
Suggested donation $25 to participate. All monies donated are designated 100% for metastatic breast cancer research.
My story began in January of 2012 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I underwent the expected lumpectomy surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. For nine months of my life, I endured sickness, nausea and fought not for survival – for the gravitas of the situation hadn’t quite become real – but for just a normal day, a day without sickness, anxiety and fear. I endured.
Almost two years after my last radiation treatment I received a call I had been subconsciously dreading, a call I’d hoped I’d never ever get. The breast cancer had metastasized, spread to the bones in my hip. “Metastatic breast cancer is incurable,” was the only thing I remember from that day.
Now the real fight had begun. I had a terminal diagnosis. Terminal. Read more about Mary's story.
An anonymous donor has stepped forward to donate $20 for every bib post to #tri4mbc this August.
Help us get 100 posts so Ms. X funds $2,000 towards MBC research. Tell all your friends.
It is with great sadness to inform everyone that Maggie Younggren has passed away. As she said in her speech at last October's Die-In, "Let's change this disease from terminal to chronic..We need more resources & funding". Make her words ring true. Click the DONATE button on this page and go to the TAKE ACTION tab above and send an email to those in control of funding reast cancer research.