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- Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Six to ten percent of these diagnoses are metastatic, or Stage 4.
- Another 30% of breast cancer patients develop metastatic breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
- Metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured and accounts for the majority of all breast cancer deaths.
The Metastatic Conference
The Northeast Ohio Metastatic Conference is designed to educate metastatic patients, breast cancer survivors, caregivers, and the general public on the ABCs of metastatic breast cancer. The first conference of it’s kind in Northeast Ohio, this event offers information on everything from the biology and causes of metastatic tumors to how to get involved in clinical trials, complementary therapies, and everything in between. The Metastatic Conference features keynote speaker Mary McGillicuddy of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project, a panel of prestigious local oncologists, a presentation from a Komen research scholar, an interactive complementary therapy and vendor fair, and much more.
Our #GivingTuesday goal of $5,000 will go directly towards supporting the 2018 Metastatic Conference. Click here to make a #GivingTuesday donation and help us raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.