Taking a Stand for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metavivor

Prepare for an emotional and passionate discussion on life and death. Lori Marx-Rubiner, President, METAvivor Awareness, Research and Support, along with Kelly Lange, Past President and now Secretary/Treasurer,and CJ (Dian) Corneliussen-James, Co-Founder/Director of Advocacy and Past President join us to discuss a diagnosis that could impact us all. Fortunately, many women beat breast cancer, but not everyone makes it through. We’ll tell you about Metastatic Breast Cancer – or MBC, which is Stage Four breast cancer, and how these patients are seemingly forgotten. Kelly, CJ and Lori speak from experience. All have MBC. Hear their story and find out how you can play a role in life-saving research efforts. You don’t want to miss this very important discussion.


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A diagnosis of Breast Cancer is devastating enough, however with advances in treatments it's no longer a death sentence.

A diagnosis of Breast Cancer is devastating enough, however with advances in treatments it is no longer a given death sentence. Sadly that is not true for anyone diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) because MBC is not a long term chronic or curable illness, it is fatal.

  • 30% of breast cancer patients metastasize and of those, 98% of these patients die.
  • 41% of Americans develop cancer and 21% of Americans die of cancer.
  • Only 5% of cancer research funds go towards metastasis research
  • Patients can metastasize 25 years after breast cancer treatment.
  • With an average survival after diagnosis of only two years, MBC is a cruel and quick diagnosis.

These are just a few of the very sobering statistics regarding MBC. A diagnosis is difficult enough to handle, knowing how little funding goes towards researching MBC can be doubly devastating.

Unsatisfied by the lack of information and funding available regarding MBC, in 2009 four terminally ill women founded the non-profit organization METAvivor.

METAvivor is an all-volunteer, MBC patient led, non-profit organization committed to filling a significant gap in MBC research, awareness and support. By developing a one-of-a-kind research grant program, METAvivor is able to give small grants to researchers with out-of-the-box ideas for advances that could one day stop the progression of metastases.

Proposals are carefully chosen for funding through METAvivor’s scientific peer review process that prioritizes research offering a window of hope for patients living with the diagnosis; hope for further longevity with a decent quality of life. Research for this most fatal form of cancer, metastasis, currently ranks amongst the least funded areas of research due to the low funding priority placed upon it.

METAvivor puts 100% of donations and fundraiser profits toward research, however currently, with the lack of public awareness about MBC, it is not yet enough to make the advances so desperately needed.

It is past time that the spotlight is shone upon this desperately needed area of research and you can help. Visit http://www.metavivor.org to learn more about how YOU can help bring more awareness and funding to MBC research.

Make sure to tune in to The Balancing Act on Wednesday, September 3rd and 10th, 2014 as Dian Corneliussen-James, Co-Founder/Director of Advocacy and Past President discusses a diagnosis that could impact us all.

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The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Talks Taking a Stand for Metatastic Breast Cancer

Three METAvivor advocates who are also patients take center stage on September 10th Show

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – September 8, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel welcomes METAvivor to the show on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) to talk about taking a stand for metatastic breast cancer. Make sure to tune in as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with lively conversation, demonstrations and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss this featured segment taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

o Take A Stand for Metatastic Breast Cancer – with METAvivor
Metatastic Breast Cancer is prevalent and deadly. Join us for this emotional and passionate discussion as Lori Marx-Rubiner, President, METAvivor Awareness, Research and Support, along with Kelly Lange, Past President and now Secretary/Treasurer, and CJ (Dian) Corneliussen-James, Co-Founder/Director of Advocacy and Past President discuss a diagnosis that could impact us all. We’ll tell you about Metastatic Breast Cancer – or MBC, which is Stage Four, and how these patients are seemingly forgotten. Kelly, CJ and Lori speak from experience as they all have MBC. Hear their story and find out how to play a role in life-saving research efforts.

“METAvivor welcomes the opportunity to share its insights on metastatic breast cancer through The Balancing Act. We hope to break down some of the myths surrounding our disease and enlighten the public as to the harm caused by the pervasive positivity surrounding breast cancer in the U.S.,” said Lori Marx-Rubiner.

Please visit http://metavivor.org for more information.

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