Your gift will amplify the voices of metastatic breast cancer patients, ensuring leaders with the power to save their lives do exactly that.
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Today: metastatic breast cancer means dying, often unheard and uncounted for, but it doesn’t have to be this way; you can help create the change that is gravely in need for hundreds of thousands of people.
Your donation will help bring a sense of urgency that is missing from metastatic advocacy. For far too long, the non-metastatic community has been speaking for us. We have not had a voice in the breast cancer community when we need it the most. We will no longer sit back and let people who do not understand our needs and the urgency of our mission talk for us. Your donation helps us be heard by those who can help.
This year six metastatic breast cancer advocates were awarded the Phyllis Groskin Scholarships to attend the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. We helped launch #CureKomen, an aggressive campaign designed to educate the public of the percent of donations that are allocated for research. This year we held our 5th Annual Die-In in Washington D.C., and METUP has had representatives at several breast cancer conferences. We have far exceeded our goals for 2019, which were:
- A METUP representative at every breast cancer conference
- To lobby for more research for the treatment of metastatic disease
- To coordinate more Die-Ins and protest across the country
- A greater sense of urgency brought to our disease and the more than 42,000 Americans who will die from MBC this year.
Your valued donation can help make that happen! There has not been a more significant time for Americans to speak up and draw attention to the many underserved and under-represented citizens of our nation. THANK YOU for your support!
METUP is committed to changing the landscape of metastatic cancer through direct action. We protest and demonstrate; we meet with government and health officials and researchers; we support research into metastatic disease, and we speak out against the sexualizing of breast cancer. We are confident the deaths of women and men from metastatic breast cancer are at a crisis level. We pledge ourselves to oppose all who deny the reality of the 522,000 people who will die from metastatic breast cancer globally every year while waiting for a cure.