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What I want to do

Make noise, advocate for change, expect progress, demand complete transparency from all non-profits

What matters to me

Seeing breast cancer annihilated from the planet

What inspires me

Brilliant minds, open hearts, pure souls, people with NO agenda just seeking to be part of something to make the world a better place. Random acts of kindness.....

Long Island , NY USA

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METAVIVOR RESEARCH AND SUPPORT INC
September 22, 2012

Metavivor is an organization dedicated to funding research for metastatic breast cancer. Everyone at the organization generously VOLUNTEERS their time. I am a blogger and an advocate who is extremely involved in all issues surrounding breast cancer. There are so many different organizations all competing for donor dollars. It is so important to be sure our donations are being used wisely. If you are looking to put your money into research to stop breast cancer deaths, this is where your donation should be sent. I know of no other organization whose sole mission is to see that the most "ignored" breast cancer patients, the ones who will likely die of the disease, are properly served. Metastatic research is sorely underfunded and Metavivor is spreading that message, too. They are doing everything right and should be held up as a model for all other organizations. They embody the meaning of grass-roots advocacy. Metavivor isn't just the name of a non-profit, it's a group of dedicated and devoted people working tirelessly to seek change. They are most worthy of any and all donations sent their way. The potential is there for Metavivor to be more than life-changing... they will be life-SAVING and nothing is more important than that.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned about Metavivor from a few women who were stage IV breast cancer patients. They would often speak of the organization in the highest regard. Several of those women have since passed away. Their deaths prompted me to take a close look at the structure and operation of the organization. I remain impressed.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I submitted a essay which was posted on the Metavivor blog in support of all metastatic patients.

DR SUSAN LOVE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
February 22, 2012

Dr. Susan Love is a pioneer in the field of breast cancer research. She understands that there has been little advancement toward the prevention and cure of breast cancer. "We are victims of our own success," is how she describes the lack of progress. Because we are surviving in such great numbers, the research seems to have stalled. It is her goal to continue to do cutting edge research to understand WHY we develop breast cancer so that the disease may be cured in those of us already living with a breast cancer diagnosis and more importantly, so it may be prevented in future generations. Since survival comes at a cost to us on so many levels-physical, emotional, intellectual, I stand solidly behind anyone who is looking to END this disease once and for all. She realizes we need to be studying women, NOT MICE as mice do not get breast cancer. In addition, she founded the Love/Avon Army of Women which is an ingenious initiative where women can join a database and when a research study needs participants, an email will be sent to all those enrolled at Army of Women. Studies are being filled more quickly. Susan Love is an out of the box thinker and I believe that she will be at the forefront of any meaningful advances made toward the cure/prevention of breast cancer.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned about the research organization via the Army of Women initiative.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I volunteer to help enroll women in the Army of Women initiative which is a separate organization from DSLRF.