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RAISING FUNDS & advocating FOR
METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

We all know that Breast Cancer receives a significant amount of funds for research, but what many don't know is that only 2-7% of those funds actually go to the study of Metastasis or that Breast Cancer almost only kills if you have Metastatic (aka Stage IV, Advanced, Secondary) Breast Cancer. And as someone living with MBC these are statistics that I'd like to see change, so that someday this diagnosis doesn't have to mean a lifetime of treatments.

And that is why, this October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am fundraising (for the 4th year in a row) for

Turning The Page On Cancer and Rethink Breast Cancer
 

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#StageIVNeedsMore
Stage IV Needs More | Cancer's A Bitch Advocacy

While there are many incredible foundations that do amazing work in raising funds and awareness for those of us living with metastatic breast cancer, these are the ones that hold a place near and dear to my heart. You won't hear about pinkwashing with any of these organizations. Your money (and all of it) will go to very good use.

Turning the Page on Cancer Logo

Turning the Page on Cancer is a fundraising initiative for book lovers of all ages to support people living with and affected by Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). The campaign runs every year in October, ending with an all day Read-A-Thon and day of self-care. However, donations are welcomed year round.

 

TTPOC was created in 2019 by Samantha Price-Mitchell, who lived with MBC for 6 years, and sadly passed away in July 2021. It will live on in honour of Samantha’s passion for advocacy and helping those with MBC.

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Rethink Breast Cancer is an incredible organization that has provided me with a community of amazing women who know exactly what I'm going through. A community of women who want to share their stories and use their voices ... and that's contagious!

<<< All funds raised through Turning the Page will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer's Metastatic Breast Cancer Fund.

 

And Rethink allocates this money to projects, campaigns and initiatives that support people living with Stage IV Breast Cancer. Helping us to live better and longer through advocacy, empowerment, support and research.

PMCF DIY Challenge Logo
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I am treated at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), and jumped at the opportunity when someone from the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) reached out to see if I'd be interested in taking part in their DIY Challenge. PMH is one of the top five cancer centres in the world, and my care team definitely lives up to that standard and reputation.

All funds donated here will go directly to PMH's designated Metastatic Breast Cancer Research fund.

TTPOC
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BECOME AN MBC ALLY

"Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) is a stage IV uncurable cancer that takes the lives of 5,000 Canadian women every year. MBC is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body. It is estimated 20 – 30% of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will develop MBC in her lifetime.* 

The average survival for women with MBC is only 2-3 years – something that hasn’t improved in over a decade. And something you have the opportunity to help change.

Rethink Breast Cancer is launching a new movement that seeks to double the survival rate of women driving system change and funding MBC research. Our goal is ambitious and requires thousands of committed, active allies. Will you join us? 

When we stand together, we strengthen our power to drive change and improve the lives of all women with breast cancer."

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