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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Public Health

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Metastasis is what kills cancer patients, but research in this critical area is woefully underfunded compared to the magnitude of the problem. METAvivor is a grassroots organization that is raising support for laboratory research directly targeting metastasis. They also provide support for patients living with metastatic cancer. Perhaps as importantly, they have begun to shine a light on the growing number of patients living with metastatic cancer -- their real problems, challenges and realities. METAvivor solicits advice from experts to assure that their research grants are going to the best possible science. They do all of this with a minimum administrative overhead. In short, if I want money going directly to metastasis research, this is the place I send my contribution!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This non profit is fighting for all of us, a cause long overdue, stage iv breast cancer. No one dies from breast cancer, they die from its metasticizing. We need to concentrate on eliminating stage iv breast cancer and give everyone with breast cancer a chance at life

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Metavivor is the only cancer organization that I support, for many reasons, among them because they do such a fantastic job of both supporting victims of this cruel disease, and they uniquely fund research to fight it. Having watched my mother undergo treatment for breast cancer, as well as too many dear friends, it is not an option for me NOT to support worthy organizations searching for a cure. I choose to support Metavivor because they are so effective in what they do; because metastatic breast cancer is NOT supported by most fundraising fighting breast cancer, thus Metavivor's unique role vs metastatic breast cancer; because they provide support for women whose situation many people mistakenly think has already much support; because of their transparency, so you know that your dollars go where there is the most need (to the researchers); because of their educational efforts that clarify the issues simply and effectively, and finally and of great importance, seeking out and funding the best researchers who are searching for cures for this deadly disease.
On their website (metavivor.org) they run an excellent video, full of information that most people, even those with breast cancer themselves, are not aware of. Hard-hitting, factual and with a message that should change the course of breast cancer research funding, these women of Metavivor.org (and associated men) support an under-served population, people whose situation is misunderstood for the very reasons explained so well in this video! This is an organization that deserves everyone's support, for the sake of all of our wives, mothers, daughters and granddaughters, aunts, cousins, and our future.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization filling a real need. Led by "metavivors", the organization is focused on fighting the disease and helping those who are fighting it. Unlike many nonprofits, it is not caught up in trying to have the splashiest brochures, coolest office, etc. As a donor, it is refreshing to know that donations are actually used for the purposes intended.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

Metavivor is one of the non profits that we support annually. All money goes directly into research for metastatic disease. Metavivor has been a leader for support, advocacy and fund raising for metastatic breast cancer. The research done as a result of Metavivor's grants will directly or indirectly lead to progress in all metastatic cancer. Each year they innovate many new ways to raise funds for this worthy cause. Well done, and keep up the good work!

Review from Guidestar

Previous Stories
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Donor

Rating: 5

METavivor is a 100 percent volunteer, patient led non profit organization. It started out as a support group for metastatic breast cancer patients, an area that sadly has very little support. Now, in addition to the caring support, METavivor, funds research for treatment for patients whose cancer has spread. To date, they have awarded over $600,000 in metastatic breast cancer research grants. They put 100 percent of donations and 100 percent of fundraiser proceeds into the grants. I am pleased to contribute to an organization who uses my donations so efficiently, and for such a worthy cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization, professionally run by volunteers. Because of this they are able to give 100% of donations to metastatic breast cancer research. Leadership is mostly by people with metastatic breast cancer. This is such an important issue that is often overlooked by traditional breast cancer organizations. The research Metavivor funds is critical for women with MBC.

Review from Guidestar