The Inaugural Pittsburgh Metsquerade

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Bigelow

Multiple cancer survivor and 20 year breast cancer survivor; She has been living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer for 7 years. A vocal advocate for patient research and Vice President of Metavivor, she’s committed to raising funding for metastatic breast cancer research. A hilarious blogger, she inspires hope at The Cancer Chronicles[learn more]

Dr. Adrian Lee

Dr. Adrian lee is the Pittsburgh Foundation Chair and Director of the Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM) and Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Human Genetics at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Winner of multiple prestigious awards, his research focuses on the understanding and treatment of breast cancer. [learn more]

The Pittsburgh Metsquerade

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6-11 pm

Formal attire. Black tie optional.

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

Join Us for Metsquerade 2022

Join us at the Pittsburgh Metsquerade, 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 Metsquerade is lovingly dedicated in memory of Laura Williams, Roberta L. Szpara, Bindy Koontz, Lori Czyzewski Haberstroh, Andrea Dimond, Jill Griffin, Amy Fletcher, and Sophia Holland; who all fought tirelessly for MBC research.

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.

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.

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


Valet Parking