Stage IV Stampede

The METAvivor Stage IV Stampede is our signature annual advocacy event designed to raise attention to the needs of the metastatic breast cancer community. The Stampede brings together patients, caregivers, and supporters, including family members, friends, and those who have lost a loved one to metastatic breast cancer. During the 2023 Stampede, we will be advocating in-person in Washington DC to advance  Stage IV, metastatic cancer research and improve access to quality healthcare and benefits for individuals impacted by MBC.

2023 Stage iv stampede

October 17-18, 2023          

Tell Your Members of Congress, "Don't Ignore Stage IV"

Welcome to the 8th annual Metavivor Stage IV Stampede information page. This year, the Stage IV Stampede will be in person at the Holiday Inn-Capitol Hill.

Registration has closed and we are looking forward to a great event! If you are anticipating the event, you can sign-up for Advocacy updates and alerts HERE.

In the run-up to the Stage IV Stampede, we will support you with online training materials that help you be the best advocate for yourself by using your voice and your personal story to make a difference by:

  • Asking your congressional representatives to provide meaningful funding increases for medical research programs advancing efforts to control and eliminate cancer that has already decimated.
  • Encouraging your congressional representatives to cosponsor and enact important legislation seeking to improve healthcare coverage and access for the community.

The Stage IV Stampede is part of Metavivor’s ongoing grassroots advocacy efforts designed to raise attention to issues relevant to the metastatic breast cancer community with members of Congress. The Stampede is our biggest and most important event.  We hope you will join us.


METAvivor will be back in-person for the eighth annual Stampede in Washington DC. Also, this year, there will be an even greater emphasis on advanced training and preparation for the Stampede to make it as easy as possible to participate. For now, you can find advocacy tools and resources HERE on our website.

**If you are unable to attend in person, we will be sending more information in the coming months about our MBC Ground Swell initiative in November. 

online training schedule

Friday, September 8th at 1:00 PM EST - Civics 101 and Why Advocacy

  • Watch the Civics 101 and Why Advocacy recording HERE.

Thursday, September 14th at 1:00 PM EST - Appropriations and Federal Funding

  • Watch the Appropriations and Federal Funding recording HERE.

Friday, September 15th at 1:00 PM EST - Coverage and Access, Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

  • Watch the Coverage and Access, Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act recording HERE.

Tuesday, September 19th at 1:00 PM EST - Coverage and Access, Cancer Drug Parity Act

  • Watch the Coverage and Access, Cancer Drug Parity Act recording HERE.

Wednesday, October 4th at 4:30 PM EST - Stampede Kickoff and Virtual Training Session (Mandatory for participants)

**Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the webinars listed above. These webinars will provide insight and vital information on various subjects related to Stage IV Stampede.

2023 Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 17th 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Mandatory Volunteer Training for Stampede Volunteers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Advocacy Training - Holiday Inn Washington Capitol Congressional Ballroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Reading from Andrew Silver’s Play IV - Holiday Inn Washington Capitol Congressional Ballroom

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Advocacy Reception - Capitol Ballroom

7:00 PM - Renew and Make New Friendships - Dinner on your own

Wednesday, October 18th 

8:30 - 8:40 AM - Line-up - MBC March to the Capitol 

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Half-Mile MBC March to the U.S. Capitol 

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM - MBC Recognition - U.S. Capitol Lawn

9:45 AM -10:00 AM - Walk to Russell Senate Office Building

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - Senate Breakfast

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - State Groups 

11:00 AM - 3:45 PM - Senate and House Meetings

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Debrief - House Dining Room

VOlunteer opportunities

Please contact [email protected] for volunteer opportunities and information.