We invite you to join us in our first annual Minneapolis Metsquerade on September 8, 2018!
We invite you to join us on September 8, 2018 for our first annual Minneapolis Metsquerade. It will be a night filled with laughter, probably a few tears, silent and live auction, Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos, and hopefully lots of money raised for Stage 4 Breast Cancer (MBC).
What is METAvivor?
Breast cancer fundraisers are everywhere, but most of the money raised goes into breast cancer prevention and early detection efforts. Very little of it benefits those already fighting the disease, and only a tiny sliver is dedicated toward research for stage 4, or MBC.
How Can I Help?
Did you know that 30% of women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer will eventually develop stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer and die? WE MUST CHANGE THIS STATISTIC! Get educated, raise money, your voice and awareness!
Stage 4 Thrivers
Town: Elk River, MN
Diagnosis: 2012 stage 3 breast cancer, Rediagnosed 2018 stage 4 w/ Mets to the bones
Treatments: Hysterectomy, Arimidex & monthly Zometa infusions
Hobbies: I love being a mom, reading & spending time at the cabin.
Town: Albertville, MN
Diagnosis: DeNovo (Stage 4) September 2016
Treatments: Total Hysterectomy, Zometa, Tamoxifen, Ribocilib, Letrozole
Hobbies: I love being a Mom, scrapbooking and decorating!
Town: Big Lake, MN
Diagnosis: Nov 1992 stage 3 grade 3 TNBC RT Breast I was age 26 years old, Metz 2008 LT Breast, reoccurrence 2009 LT Breast again! TNBC, 2010 Metz to chest walls, lymph’s., 2014 Metz to Bones ( Ribs 2,3), 2017 Metz both lungs and 4th Rib
Treatments: TAC 2 different times maxed the lifetime dose’s, Radiation, Gemzar and Carboplastin, Currently been on Xeloda for 4 years 7/7 3,000 mg a day since 2014
Hobbies: Spending as much time as possible with my family for as much time as I have left.
Town: Forest Lake
Diagnosis: November 2015 Stage IV de novo, mets to bones for 18months, then liver mets
Treatments: Letrozole, Lupron, Zometa. Ovaries removed. 6 rounds A/C, currently on round 7 of Doxil.
Hobbies: I love to watch my 2 boys grow up! We love to travel, go to plays and concerts, camp in our trailer, go out to eat, and spend time as a family. I volunteer as much as I can.
Diagnosis: At age 40 with ER+ Metastatic Breast Cancer De Novo with mets to bones
Treatment: Ovaries/tubes removed, Letrozole/Ibrance, Zometa, Faslodex/Ibrance, Affinator/Aromasin and clinical trial of Radium223/placebo
Hobbies: Dancing, Girl Scout Leading and running my 2 precious kids to all their activities.
Town: Prior Lake, MN
Diagnosis: 2009-Stage 3 breast cancer. Re-diagnosed 2014 Stage 4 w/ mets to the bones, & then in 2018 diagnosed with mets to the brain & Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis.
Treatments: Double mastectomy, full hysterectomy, chemo, radiation, radiosurgery & many medications over the years, I currently am not doing any treatments.
Hobbies: Enjoying time at the cabin with my whole family. Spending as much time as I can with my family/friends, and traveling!
Town: Golden Valley
Diagnosis: (both early stage and stage 4). Originally diagnosed stage 2b in 2008. Stage 4 in 2010. Mets to: spine and sternum
Treatments: chemo, lumpectomy, breast radiation, herceptin, kadcyla, femara, faslodex, aromasin, mastectomy, myomectomy, oophorectomy, cyberknife
Hobbies: Knitting and gardening
Town: Burnsville, MN
Diagnosis: DeNovo July 2012
Treatments: 3 lumpectomies, 2 rounds of radiation to bones and lung, tamoxifen, zometa, xeloda, arimidex, afinitor, herceptin, kadcyla, taxol, prejeta, ibrance, verzenio. Currently on monthly doxil, xgeva, and zoladex.
Hobbies: mommying, crocheting, knitting, traveling, and gardening.