METAVIVOR RESEARCH AND SUPPORT INC

Rating: 5 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1783 Forest Drive #184 Annapolis MD 21401 USA

Mission: Fund the research that will initially extend life and ultimately end death for persons diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Support persons with the disease. Raise critical awareness so that we can carry out our mission.
Results: We have awarded ten research grants totaling $600,000 for metastatic breast cancer research. We fund out-of-the box ideas that have far-reaching impact and stand the chance to make a significant difference for the metastatic breast cancer patient in the future.
Target demographics: persons with metastatic breast cancer wherever they might live
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000s of patients and we funded three metastasis research proposals
Geographic areas served: Annapolis MD
Programs: RESEARCH -- first and foremost to extend life and ultimately end death from metastatic breast cancer SUPPORT for the patient so that they can get together, face-to-face with others going through precisely the same thing that they are going through. AWARENESS so that people everywhere can understand what stage IV cancer is all about and can help make a difference for our community.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a very accepting organization that counseled & supported me when I was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the age of 32 & continue to support me to this day. I have 2 very young daughters & the women of the group have helped me throughout the many hardships I have endured. My breast cancer spread to my liver, skin, lymph nodes, & brain. i have been on chemo since diagnosis & also had surgery & radiation. each time i was connected to someone in the group who had gone before me - told me what i can expect & the truth about side effects. They have also given me the opportunity to make a difference in the world. They connected me to the right people & recommended me as a patient advisor. I have been able to share my story through their guidance. Every time I do I am encouraged & uplifted by hope. This organization is the key to research & ultimately a cure to stage IV breast cancer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Despite having Metastatic Breast Cancer we as a community do not feel represented by the general Breast Cancer organizations. It is though they don't want to bring the "true" statistics to light and if we are around they would have to explain the truth about our disorder eg roughly 30% of early stage breast cancer patients will progress to Metastatic(stage IV) cancer and 8-10% start with MBC that means the approx 40% will have MBC AND that is a VERY different picture to the PINK story that says BC has a 90% cure rate. Metavivor advocates that 30% of funds should go towards MBC research. this is the stage where people die!!! Stop the metastasis= stop the deaths!! NO BODY DIES from EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

METAvivors is dedicated to raising the awareness of what metastatic breast cancer is and to raising fund to research metastatic breast cancer. I've read newspaper articles and seen t.v. reports featuring METAvivor leaders. As a metastatic breast cancer patient I've received phone calls and emails of encouragement, information, and meetings. Thank God for METAvivors. Three cheers!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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