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METAvivor Board Secretary and Ohio State Captain, Kate Watson reflects back on her first Stage IV Stampede in 2018. Hear how she navigated the emotional and wonderful experience as a first time participant and what continues to resonate with her today.
METAvivor Research and Support announces six additional new grant awards for metastatic breast cancer research totaling $1,100,000.00.
Christmas Eve gatherings. Summer vacations at the Jersey Shore. These are just some of the experiences Jacquie Beck and Kerry O’Riordan McAdam have always shared.
They never expected they’d add Penn Medicine, cancer, and a fundraising gala — held in their honor — to that list.
I was diagnosed with MBC three and half years ago. This diagnosis came 16 years after my early-stage breast cancer diagnosis. My first three years of living with MBC was spent trying to figure out how to live in the face of death. Simply, how to keep going. While my husband became active with METAvivor, I sat on the sidelines until 2021 when I was encouraged to serve as the Stampede captain for Minnesota.
2021 was my second year as Montana’s State Captain for the METAvivor Stampede. I am in active treatment for my third bout with cancer—second with metastatic breast cancer--and would not have been able to participate if the Stampede continued as an in-person only, D.C.-based event. I’m not alone. We almost doubled our number of state captains in 2021 compared with 2019.