Last updated October 17, 2019
Thank you for joining us on October 6, 2019! (scroll down for pictures)
We raised $243,000 and had 39 teams across Canada - details here
Why MBC Teams? Three years ago we started the Metastatic Breast Cancer teams at the Run. With tents, sticker distribution and speakers at some run sites, we are helping to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer in the wider breast cancer community. Why? Because some (most?) people do not know what metastasis is, that breast cancer is only deadly once the cancer leaves the breast, that recurrences can occur in up to 20-30% of early stage patients years after treatment, and that research into more effective treatments (or even a cure!) are still desperately needed.
We have grown year over year, and it has been wonderful to connect with people across the country. In its July news letter, the Canadian Cancer Society profiled the MBC Teams.
How does the Canadian Cancer Society support people with metastatic breast cancer? In addition to its programs that assist all cancer patients, the CCS is the largest supporter of breast cancer research in Canada. In 2018, the CCS invested $4.0 million or one-third of the $12 million spent on breast cancer research on metastatic research. A VERY exciting development is its recently announced support (up to $3.5 million) for the SU2 Cancer Canadian Cancer Society Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team! The Dream Team is a cross Canada effort to use a novel treatment to interrupt the ability of breast cancer cells to manufacture necessary proteins. Trials are planned in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. To learn more, head to the SU2C website.
Some useful handouts:
If you'd like to connect with other MBC teams across Canada:
Our MBC teams hold close to our heart our friends and family members who we have lost across the country - Cathy H, Heather B, Jody, Pam, Dani, Katherine, Niki, Jaspreet, Caroline, Jocelyn, Diane, Catherine, Marlene, Susan and Janine. We keep moving forward in their memory, hoping to make things better.