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#LightUpMBC is a global campaign that is designed to educate, raise funds, and shine a light on the critical need for research for Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer research. To support this campaign, click below to donate and search for the state and/or person you would like to support.
Volunteer as a #LightUpMBC Ambassador!
Engage in fundraising, securing landmarks, press outreach, proclamations, or learn to host your own #LIghtUPMBC Fun Run.
If you would like to volunteer with #LightUpMBC 2024, please sign up here: #LightUpMBC Ambassadors: Volunteer Sign-Up. If this form is not working for you, please email [email protected]
In case you missed #LightUpMBC Live, please visit the link below to watch highlights now on YouTube.
Hear inspiring stories from MBC patients standing at illuminated landmarks around the world. Learn how scientists are using grants funded by METAvivor to discover new scientific breakthroughs for MBC research.
Celebrity guests included Marc Roberge (O.A.R), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago) Tony Award winner Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Matt DeAngelis (Waitress), and more.
#LightUpMBC Live was co-hosted by Tami Eagle Bowling, a motivational speaker and Stage 4 MBC Thriver alongside Christine Nagy, Gracie Award Winner and morning radio personality at 106.7 Lite FM. #LightUpMBC was produced by Eagle Bowling and hundreds of volunteer #LightUpMBC ambassadors around the world.
#LightUpMBC Live 2023 Highlights
Click HERE to watch our segment on Good Morning America!
October 13th is nationally recognized as the official Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, in an effort to drive awareness that MORE research is needed to find a cure. Only about 5% of overall breast cancer research in the U.S. goes to MBC research. If we can find a cure for MBC, we can end death from breast cancer.
Due to a lack of public knowledge about MBC compared with early stage breast cancer, there are many widespread misperceptions. There is NO CURE for MBC.
Why green, teal and pink?
The pink ribbon is well-known for representing the fight against breast cancer, but most MBC patients feel that pink does not encapsulate their experience. Metastatic Breast Cancer may start in the breast, but its spread to vital organs makes the disease fatal.
To highlight the uniqueness of the disease and show its commonality with other Stage IV cancers, METAvivor designed a base ribbon of green and teal to represent metastasis.
See this story from Glamour for more info on the tri-color ribbon and how this #LightUpMBC campaign has become a movement for change.
Jessica Moore was a nurse at a skilled care unit. She embodied the word “care”, dedicated her life as a healthcare worker to helping others, and was even recognized with the “Caregiver of the Year” award by the organization that she worked for. At the age of 32, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and passed away from the disease less than 4 years later. During her treatment, her family formed the Moore Fight Moore Strong (MFMS) organization to shine a light on the need for MBC awareness & research. In October 2017, the first bridge to light in MBC colors was the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH near her hometown. #LightUpMBC is the result of years of hard work from MFMS to light up the world to bring awareness and funding to critical MBC research.
Check HERE to see if your city is participated in the 2023 #LightUpMBC.
Feel the unity of the night as landmarks around the world shine a light on the importance of awareness and funding for Metastatic Breast Cancer research.
Join us this Fall to run, walk, dance, hop, or skip at one of our #LightUpMBC Fun Runs.
Gather with your community in a meaningful way to raise funds for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.
Click HERE to find a race near you.
If you would like to host a #LightUpMBC fun run in 2024 please reach out to [email protected].
The 2024 #LightUpMBC Store will open this summer!
Check out the The Shimmer for the Cure - MBC collection by Shimmer By Cindy, where 100% of the profits of every purchase is donated to METAvivor. The jewelry is designed in the symbolic MBC colors of teal, green, and pink representing healing, strength and hope. It makes a meaningful gift for the holidays too! The inspiration for the collection is Nola Addante who lost her life to MBC, but her light continues to shine through each piece. Shop now to make a difference.
Are you a landmark owner that would like to join our campaign by lighting in MBC colors (Green, Teal and Pink) on October 13th?
#LightUpMBC Live & National Sponsorships
Global Campaign Director
Producer #LightUpMBC Live
To donate by check, please mail to the address below and include #LightUpMBC and the state/person you are honoring in the memo line.
METAvivor Research and Support
1783 Forest Drive #184
Annapolis, MD 21401
(Make checks payable to METAvivor)
METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. is a non-profit organization that funds research to benefit people with stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We also raise awareness, advocate for, and provide information and support to people living with MBC. 100% of every donation made to METAvivor goes to fund metastatic breast cancer research.
Since our founding in 2009, we have awarded 193 research grants totaling over $28 million to fund research for stage IV breast cancer. We provide support for people living with MBC. We train stage IV breast cancer patients to be advocates and peer support leaders. METAvivor also offers education programs about stage IV metastatic breast cancer and the latest research information specific to the disease.
To learn more about the grants we have awarded, please visit www.metavivor.org/research