Save the date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
We invite you to join us on October 19th, 2019 for our second annual Minneapolis Metsquerade. It will be a night filled with laughter, probably a few tears, silent and live auction, 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.
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, Verzenio, Taxol
Hobbies: I love being a Mom, scrapbooking and decorating!
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: 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.
Town: Annandale, MN
Diagnosis: 2012 Stage 3 breast cancer; 2015 Stage 4 mets to brain and neck lymph nodes
Treatments: Double mastectomy, Adriamycin, Cytoxin, Taxol, 33 radiation treatments to chest wall, Hysterectomy, Tamoxifen, Arimidex; Craniotomy, Cyberknife radiation to brain, Keppra, Ibrance, Faslodex
Hobbies: Being a mom, watching sports, playing golf, singing at church, hanging out with family & friends.
Town: Pierz MN
Diagnosis: Denovo (stage 4) September 2015
Treatments: Oophorectomy, “Red Devil”, Cyotoxin, other treatments too numerous to mention.
Hobbies: hiking, camping, music, traveling.
Town: Corcoran, MN
Diagnosis: Breast Cancer (Stage 2) May 2014, Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage 4) January 2017
Treatments: AC, Taxol/Herceptin, Lumpectomy, Tamoxifen, Kadcyla, Letrozole, Oophorectomy, Taxotere/Herceptin/Perjeta
Hobbies: Wine, Jet-Ski/Boating, spending time with “my tribe”, Hockey Mom, Baseball Mom, Football Mom, Basketball Mom
Diagnosed 2017 Stage 3 IDC, re-diagnosed 7/2018 Stage 4 MBC with Mets to the bones
My treatments have been-
Bilateral Mastectomy with 13 lymph nodes removed, 12 cycles AC, 6 cycles Taxol, 53 rounds of radiation (33 breast/chest - 20 femor & hip) & full hysterectomy. I currently take letrazole, Ibrance, & Zometa infusions.
I am a mom of 4 amazing kids 1 serving in active duty for the US Marines & I am an active member of the Rogers lions club & I love spending time with all of my amazing friends
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