Fundraising

You can make a meaningful contribution in the fight to end deaths from metastatic breast cancer. It is imperative that the researchers who are dedicated to making MBC a survival condition have the necessary funding. There are many ways in which you can help raise money for METAvivor’s research grants.

HOST A FUNDRAISER FOR METAVIVOR

METAvivor is the only organization that solely funds MBC research through a scientific peer-review process.  In addition, we put 100% of all donations and fundraiser proceeds into MBC research grants. Anyone can raise funds for METAvivor! Whether you bring in $10 or $100 or $1,000 or $1,000,000, we guarantee that 100% goes toward grants for MBC research. Fundraisers can be individual endeavors, such as asking family and friends to donate to METAvivor in honor of a birthday, promotion, or participation in a race or other event. Fundraising events can be small (restaurant dinners, yard sales, bowling tournaments) or large (galas, auctions, fashion shows).  Many civic organizations choose a different charity every year to fund – look for these groups in your area and ask if they would consider donating to METAvivor.  To learn more about how you can support METAvivor through fundraising efforts, please contact us!  Note: All fundraising must comply with fundraising and ribbon usage guidelines listed below.

Current Fundraising Campaigns

Rally For Research

In July 2015, Chris's wife Pam was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Read how he is driving to raise money for research and make a donation!

Donate

 

Boston Run for the Cure

Lorelai is running the Boston Marathon, in honor of her dear friend Wendy. Support Lorelai and Wendy by donating to METAvivor!

Boston Run

 

Hendryx's Heroes

Jennifer and her family are raising money for research, and matching donations up to $5000! Thank you Hendryx Family!

Hendryx's Heroes

 

One Woman Many Lakes

Mary Gooze is swimming - for metastatic breast cancer! Read her amazing story here.

Make a Donation

 

Ironman Tri for Lady Di

Natasha is training for the Ironman triathlon in honor of her best friend and metavivor Diana. Help her meet her goal of $11,000!

Donate

 

Running For Kristin

Teresa is running the Lake Nona Half Marathon in Orlando, Florida in honor of her sister Kristin, who was diagnosed during pregnancy. Read more about Kristin and Teresa here.

Make a Donation

 

Marathon For Karen

Dana is running the NYC marathon in honor of her Aunt Karen, who is bravely fighting metastatic breast cancer. Read their story here.

Make a Donation

 

Mission Possible

Together we can fund research for better treatment options. Anything is possible!

Make a Donation

 

Kick Cancer's Keister!

Jenessa and Noah are raising money for METAvivor, and offering an amazing matching challenge! Read about all the things they promise NOT to do!

Make a Donation

 

Lace Up For Luz!

Mike Tosca is planning to break his half marathon time, and raise money for METAvivor in support of his friend Luz, diagnosed with MBC at the young age of 32.

Make a Donation

 

$ Cash For Chemo Challenge $

Erin Grant has had 108 chemo treatments - so far. She wants to turn her treatment numbers into donations for METAvivor! Click through to her page to read her story and donate to METAvivor.

Make a Donation

 

TLC Crafts

Teri Cranson knows the challenges facing those with stage 4 breast cancer – she’s been living it for five years. She also knows that the most critical factor in changing the face of stage 4 breast cancer is research. Read about her craft fair to benefit METAvivor.

Make a Donation

 

Pedaling For Wanda

Derrick is dedicating his riding this year to his late sister Wanda, who passed from metastatic breast cancer in 2014. Read about his motivation, and why he is riding for Wanda to raise money for MBC research.

Make a Donation

 


FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES

METAvivor Research and Support is delighted to receive donations from fundraisers organized by individuals and organizations who are not affiliated with METAvivor, subject to the following guidelines:

  1. All usage of the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo must comply with the ribbon usage guidelines.

  2. “METAvivor”, “METAvivor Research and Support, Inc.” and www.METAvivor.org may be used in promotional materials only as an identified recipient of proceeds of the fundraiser.

  3. METAvivor must be notified that it will be a fundraiser recipient prior to the METAvivor name being used in promotional materials.  The fundraising element must provide a contact name, email and phone number.

  4. In no way should it be implied that METAvivor is participating in the organization or execution of any fundraiser. 

  5. METAvivor may be described in promotional materials as follows: “METAvivor Research and Support is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for women and men with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and funding research to transition MBC from a terminal illness to a controlled, chronic condition.”

  6. METAvivor reserves the right to rescind permission to use the METAvivor name at any time.

  7. Organizers of fundraisers to benefit METAvivor are asked to report fundraiser status at such times as are mutually agreed upon between the METAvivor Board of Directors and the person/persons/organization hosting the fundraiser. 

Those who comply with our policy may be listed on our web site.

METAvivor Research and Support reserves the right to apply additional restrictions and guidelines to any outside party using the METAvivor name and/or logo.


RIBBON USAGE GUIDELINES

The metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo is a trademark owned by METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. METAvivor will consider authorizing the use of the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo for the following purposes:
  • Activities, promotion and publications that raise awareness of the metastatic breast cancer condition.

  • Activities that provide support services for women and men with metastatic breast cancer.

  • Fundraising activities, promotion and publications that raise money for metastatic breast cancer research, where such research has the goal of transitioning metastatic breast cancer from a terminal illness to a controlled, chronic condition.

  • Fundraising activities, promotion and publications that raise money for support services for women and men with metastatic breast cancer.

METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. further requires the following:
  • Any organization using the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo shall have as its primary focus the condition of metastatic breast cancer.

  • 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of any merchandise containing the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo shall benefit METAvivor.

  • All uses of the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo shall be accompanied by the words “metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo used by permission of METAvivor Research and Support, Inc.”.

  • The metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo shall not be modified or altered in any way without the express written consent of METAvivor Research and Support Inc.

Organizations wishing to use the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo shall apply to METAvivor Research and Support in writing. The application must include details as to how the logo will be used in compliance with the above standards. Applications can be emailed to info@metavivor.org, or mailed to:

METAvivor Research and Support, Inc.
1783 Forest Drive #184
Annapolis, MD 21401

METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. reserves the right to modify these usage guidelines at any time. METAvivor further reserves the right to rescind the authorization of the use of the metastatic breast cancer ribbon logo at any time, for any reason.

DID YOU KNOW?

Average survival for metastatic breast cancer is only 18-24 months.