Event Details

April 23, 2022


Statement from PghMets:

After much careful consideration, the Pittsburgh Metsquerade planning committee has made the difficult decision to further postpone our in-person event May 15, 2021. With constantly changing circumstances on the federal, state and local levels relating to Covid-19, we feel it is best to select a date in 2022 for the Pittsburgh Metsquerade.

We feel it is important, for our inaugural event, to attempt to maintain our original format and to gather in person, at which time we hope to raise significant resources for Metavivor to fund important research.

We are incredibly thankful for your patience and continued support. While we have sadly had to postpone this event twice now, we sincerely hope you will still be able to join us once we announce the 2022 date.

We also, however, understand that your personal situation may have changed, or that the future date for the gala may not work for you to attend. If this is the case now or when the date is announced, we plan to work with each ticket holder on an individual basis. As specific plans are developed, we will share details with you. If you would like to become a sponsor, or upgrade current sponsorship of Pittsburgh Metsquerade, or donate items for live auction, please let us know.Thank you for your continued support of Pittsburgh Metsquerade and METAvivor Research and Support Inc.

We Can’t Wait

Join us for auctions, dinner, and dancing. Your attendance and generous support for this event will raise money for Stage IV Breast Cancer (MBC) research. This is a formal attire event (black tie optional).

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Bigelow

Barbara has had breast cancer for 20 years, the last 7 as metastatic. A vocal advocate for patient research, she herself was in a clinical trial for immunotherapy that landed her in the hospital for 2 months. Along the way she has also survived lung cancer and melanoma. Today she is the Vice President of Metavivor, committed to raising money to fund metastatic breast cancer research. She also blogs about her experiences using humor to inspire hope for others at The Cancer Chronicles.  There she shares her love of Lucy, Calvin and Hobbes and The Life of Pi.

You may recognize her from the registration desk at the DC Stampede, the 2018 Elements Campaign with her daughter Bridget for #thisismbc, the Count Me In video for the MBC Project, live streaming from LLBC or walking the runway in New York Fashion Week 2019 (#notjustone).

Dr. Adrian Lee

Dr. Adrian Lee is the Pittsburgh Foundation Chair and Director of the Institute for
Precision Medicine (IPM), a joint effort by the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC to
move biomedical research into personalized well-being and clinical care. He is also
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Human Genetics at UPMC Hillman
Cancer Center. Dr. Lee received B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in England, and came to San
Antonio, Texas for his postdoctoral studies. He was subsequently recruited to Baylor
College of Medicine and to the University of Pittsburgh in 2010.

The goal of Dr. Lee’s research laboratory is to translate basic cell and molecular research
findings into the understanding and treatment of breast cancer. Dr Lee has published over
200 peer reviewed research articles.  His laboratory is supported by funding from the
NIH, Department of Defense, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Breast Cancer Research
Foundation, and other sources. Dr. Lee serves on numerous national peer-review
committees and is on the Editorial Board of several journals. In 2018 Dr. Lee was awarded
the Terri L Chapman award from Susan G. Komen, the PNC Elsie Hillman Distinguished
Scholar award, and the University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Graduate Scholar Association
(BGSA) Distinguished Mentor Award.


You can purchase tickets through our secure payments page (hosted by GiveSmart).


Circuit Center Ballroom

  • 5 Hot Metal St
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Spring Hill Suites

2950 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (Closest hotel to Circuit Center)

T: 412-488-8003

Rate: $119 / night

Last Day to Book: Monday, April 4, 2022

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Hyatt House

2795 South Water Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203

T: 412-390-2477  F: 412-390-2478

Rate: $169 / night

Guests can book online with the code “G-MTSQ” in the Corporate/Group box when searching availability on the hotel site.

Hotel Indigo

329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

T: 412-297-4012

Rate: $142.00 / night
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