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!!
I'm a proud supporter of METAvivor. It feels so great knowing that 100% of my donation is going directly toward critically important research in an often overlooked area. I've also learned so much from the information on METAvivor's website, enabling me to be an even more effective advocate. I know that when I donate to METAvivor, I'm making a difference!
To CJ and the rest of the team: keep up the awesome work!! I'm proud to support your organization.
What's not to love about an organization that devotes 100% of donations to research!!!
We are always happy to donate to METAvivor, as we know that 100 percent of our donation will go directly to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research. Their peer review grant process insures that the very best research will be funded. With 30 percent of breast cancer patients (both men and women) ultimately metastasizing, it is very sad that only 2 - 5% of research funds are allocated to help the already metastasized patient. We are very aware of breast cancer, lets put some funding to research for metastasis.
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
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
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.
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
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