October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is often marked in mainstream media and pop culture by pink ribbons and talk of survivors and survival. But for many with metastatic breast cancer, this tone focuses too much on the experiences of people with early-stage disease. Below, find some links about Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, a day selected to focus on MBC, the experiences of living with MBC during October, and ways you can get involved to help bring metastatic breast cancer to the center of the conversation.
A Day of Metastatic Awareness
- A Day of Metastatic Awareness This article from Living Beyond Breast Cancer talks about the history of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
One Day is Not Enough
- MBC Awareness: One Day Is Not Enough Breastcancer.org asked their metastatic breast cancer community what they’d like you to know about living with metastatic disease.
How can I get involved with advocacy?
The organizations below have great resources to help you get started as a metastatic breast cancer advocate.
- METAvivor’s campaigns
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance: Our Initiatives
- Metastatic Breast Cancer Network: Advocacy — Use Your Voice
- Research Advocacy Network: Advocate Institute