Stage IV Stampede

METAvivor's comprehensive Advocacy program includes two major events:  The Stage IV Stampede: an in-person, advocacy event held in Washington DC held in October each year and Ground Swell, a premier virtual advocacy event held in February each year. The two annual advocacy events are designed to raise attention to the needs of the metastatic breast cancer community. The Stampede brings together patients, caregivers, and supporters, including family members, friends, and those who have lost a loved one to metastatic breast cancer. During the 2024 Stampede on October 8-9, 2024, we will be advocating in-person in Washington DC to advance Stage IV, metastatic cancer research and improve access to quality healthcare and benefits for individuals impacted by MBC. We will also host the virtual Ground Swell event in February of 2025. 

2024 Stage IV STAMPEDE

OCTOBER 8-9, 2024

Welcome to the 9th annual METAvivor Stage IV Stampede information page. This year, the Stage IV Stampede will be in person at the Holiday Inn-Capitol Hill.

The Stage IV Stampede is part of METAvivor’s ongoing grassroots advocacy efforts designed to raise attention to issues relevant to the metastatic breast cancer community with members of Congress. The Stampede is our biggest and most important event.  We hope you will join us!


In the run-up to the Stage IV Stampede, we will provide training materials and empower you as an advocate. You will learn how to effectively use your voice and share your personal story to make a siginifcant impact by:

  • Urging your congressional representatives to allocate meaningful funding increases for medical research programs dedicated to controlling and eliminating cancer that has already devastated lives.
  • Encouraging your congressional representatives to cosponsor and enact crucial legislation aimed at enhancing healthcare coverage and accessibility for the community.



This year, State Captains will play a pivotal role in organizing state participants. METAvivor's State Captains are poised to use their leadership, passion, and knowledge to mobilize their state's advocates to take action and make a difference in the MBC community. If you are interested in being a State Captain please make sure to notate that when registering.



Join METAvivor for six virtual Stampede training programs about advocacy, key issues and the basics of civic engagement! Dates for the trainings can be found below, and Zoom links will be emailed to all registrants.

you can find advocacy tools and resources HERE on our website.


**If you are unable to attend in person, we will be sending more information in the coming months about our MBC Ground Swell initiative later in the year. 


2024 online advocacy training schedule

July 25th 12:00pm ET - State Captain Stampede Training 

July 30th 12:00pm ET - Stampede Boot Camp: Advocacy 101

Aug 1st 6:00pm ET - Issue 1 -  Increase Funding for MBC Research & SEER Funding 

Aug 6th 6:00pm ET - Issue 2 -  Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act 

Aug 8th 12:00pm ET- Issue 3 - Drug Parity Act 

Oct 1st 6:00pm ET- Stampede Full Group Training

**Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the webinars listed above. These webinars will provide insight and vital information on various subjects related to Stage IV Stampede.