Sea to Sea for MBC Advocacy

SEA TO SEA FOR MBC  2021 VIRTUAL TOUR

Climb aboard our virtual RV and join METAvivor board member, Kelly Shanahan, M.D. as she "tours the country interviewing previous METAvivor grant recipients for updates on how 100% of your donations are doing more for stage IV and advancing metastatic breast cancer research. 

2021 Sea to Sea Tour Locations:

METAvivor Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Statement: 
After much discussion and as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus), METAvivor has chosen to POSTPONE our in-person and host a virtual Sea to Sea for MBC. Our priority is always the heath and safety of our patient advocates as well as other attendees of our in-person events. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and will post any in-person events as they are scheduled. We ask your patience and support of METAvivor during this difficult time.
 

Sea to Sea for MBC  2021 Virtual Tour

Climb aboard our virtual RV and join METAvivor board member, Kelly Shanahan, M.D. as she "tours the country interviewing previous METAvivor grant recipients for updates on how 100% of your donations are doing more for stage IV and advancing metastatic breast cancer research. 

 

First Stop - Dr. William Schiemann

Professor and Co-Director Breast Cancer Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University. 


Second Stop - Dr. Dihua Yu

Professor and Chair ad interim, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Hubert L. & Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Basic Science
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The Univ. Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


 

The travel teams have a mission to:

1. Conduct training and outreach to those with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) with a focus on underserved metastatic breast cancer patients;

2. Provide education and materials to the public about METAvivor, MBC and the need for additional research funding;

3. Train MBC patients on advocacy and advocacy iniitatives; and

4. Visit cancer centers, partners and collaborators to share information about METAvivor’s research grants, encourage researchers to pursue MBC research grant awards and visit with top MBC researchers.


METAvivor will be in the Metastatic Breast Cancer Mobile for this important program. The #METAvivorMobile will be loaded with information about MBC, clinical trials, advocacy initiatives and peer support programs. This year, we will visit 14 states and attend 20 events. Participate in contests to guess where the #METAvivorMobile, join us for a ride-a-long and share the events through social media using #C2C4MBC, #DONTIGNORESTAGEIV, #C2Cinyourcity and #METAviviorMobile.

In 2015, METAvivor launched our first Sea to Sea for MBC Campaign, a cross-country trip designed to raise awareness about metastatic breast cancer.  Volunteers and METAvivor Board members traveled across the country to speak with MBC patients and caregivers, to visit the research centers where we have funded MBC grants, and to attend speaking engagements to raise awareness and educate the public about MBC.

Our 2015 Sea to Sea for MBC campaign was a great success, enabling us to visit 26 cities across the country to spread the word about getting MBC the funding it deserves.

Our 2015 campaign was just the beginning—we expect the launch of our 2017 Sea to Sea for MBC Advocacy campaign will deliver even more information.

2015 Sea to sea Map

 


Sponsored by Lilly Oncology - More for MBC, Seattle Genetics, Astrazenaca, and Macrogenics.