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.
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.
Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Leader Cancer Biology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Co-Director Women’s Cancer Research Center, UPMC HCC and Magee Women’s Research Institute; and author of over 150 scientific articles in the area of breast cancer. Her laboratory focuses on resistance to hormonal therapies in patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, breast cancer metastases, and invasive lobular breast cancer.
Four time breast cancer survivor; originally diagnosed in 1998 with stage 3 breast cancer at age 31, while 8 ½ months pregnant. She has been living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer for over 18 years, with metastases to her bones, lungs, liver, spine, abdomen, and brain. Through her journey, she has inspired others to fight through their diagnosis and live their best life, one day at a time. She is the proud founder of a small, non-profit breast cancer organization called, Terlisa Fights Breast Cancer, Inc. and a co-author of “Unbreakable Spirit, Rising Above The Impossible.”