Join us for the 2018 Stage IV Stampede and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! The Stage IV Stampede is part of a grassroots effort to bring volunteers together from across the country to Washington, DC, to advocate for advancing medical research and improving access to quality healthcare for individuals impacted by MBC.
Register today for METAvivor’s 3rd annual Stage IV Stampede to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 & 10 2018 and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! The 2018 Stage IV Stampede is part of a grassroots effort to bring patients, caregivers and supporters together from across the country to Washington, D.C., to advocate for advancing stage IV metastatic cancer research and improving access to quality healthcare and benefits for individuals impacted by MBC.
On Tuesday October 9, METAvivor will host registration, a reception and an advocacy training session for individuals interested in learning more about the issues facing the MBC community and how to effectively engage congressional staff. On Wednesday October 10, participants will take part in a .5 mile march to the Capitol Lawn, a Die-In hosted by MET Up and a day of team-based meetings with the offices of your Senators and House Members. You and your team will educate Congressional leaders and staff about stage IV MBC and ask them to support the community by facilitating additional funding for metastatic cancer research, keeping vital patient protections in healthcare and other issues of importance to the MBC community. You do not need to be an expert in civics or government to help create positive change, you just need to stand up and speak out!
Please register today and book your hotel. The headquarters hotel for this event is the Holiday Inn Capitol (550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024). The discount room block is full but there are rooms available at the regular rate.
We also recommend the following hotels that are in Alexandria, VA but are a short Metro ride to the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill where all of the Stampede activities will be taking place:
1900 N. Fort Meyer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209
1 block from Metro Station
1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
1 block from Metro Station
2 pm - Stampede Volunteer Training - Congressional Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
4 pm - Advocacy and Congressional Visit Training - Congressional Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
5 pm - Reception - Holiday Inn Capitol Hill
7 - 10 pm - Live From Stage IV - Location TBD
8:45 am - Stage IV Stampede - 1/2 mile March on the Mall
9:00 am - DIE-IN (Hosted by METUP) - Capitol Lawn
10 am - Continental Breakfast and break into teams for visits on Capitol Hill, Dirksen Senate Building, Room G-50
10:30 am - 4 pm - Team congressional visits
4 pm - Wrap Up - TBA
We are focused on achieving seven specific goals: