The Inaugural Pittsburgh Metsquerade

Keynote Speakers

Terlisa Sheppard

Four time breast cancer survivor; She has been living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer for over 18 years. She has inspired others to fight through their diagnosis and live their best life, one day at a time. Proud founder of Terlisa Fights Breast Cancer, Inc. and a co-author of “Unbreakable Spirit, Rising Above The Impossible.”

Dr. Steffi Oesterreich

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Co-Leader Cancer Biology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Co-Director and Director of Education Women’s Cancer Research Center, Magee-Womens Research Institute. Oesterreich’s areas of interest include endocrine resistance and metastatic disease.

We are thrilled to announce:

The Pittsburgh Metsquerade

will take place on

Saturday, April 23, 2022

All Proceeds benefiting Metavivor, supporting metastatic breast cancer research, support, and advocacy

Join Us for Metsquerade 2022

Join us for a fundraiser with dancing, dinner, and auctions. All proceeds support research improving the quantity and quality of life of people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).


The 2022 Pittsburgh Metsquerade is lovingly dedicated in memory of Laura Williams, Roberta L. Szpara, Bindy Koontz, Lori Czyzewski Haberstroh, Andrea Dimond, and Jill Griffin; who all fought tirelessly for MBC research.

Donations, Sponsorships, Tickets

More than 40,000 men and women from the United States die each year from metastatic breast cancer, yet only five to ten percent of cancer-related funding goes toward research for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

All Proceeds Benefit Metavivor

METAvivor is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization promoting awareness, offering support, and funding vital research to improve the longevity and quality of life of MBC patients.

Faces of of MBC

Meet our MBC community: Take a look into the lives of people who are living with metastatic breast cancer and help us remember and honor those who have passed away.

Past Events

Find out more about past PghMets events, #LightUpMBC and Love Always, Mom film screening. You can now watch Love Always, Mom on Amazon Prime Video for free with Prime membership.

Our Sponsors



Black and Gold




Printed Programs

Photo Booth

Angel Table

Cookie Table