Past Events

Pittsburgh Metsquerade (2022)

On April 23rd, 2022 we held our Pittsburgh Metsquerade – a fundraiser with dancing, dinner, and auctions. All proceeds supported research improving the quantity and quality of life of people living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

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Love Always, Mom

You can now watch on Amazon Prime Video for free with Prime membership or rent or buy for less than a cup of coffee.

For every rental, purchase, or minute watched on Prime, a donation is made to Tricia Russo’s (filmmaker/mbc thriver), Cyan Gray Hope Foundation, an organization that supports MBC research, family-building rights for cancer thrivers, and is a Special Sponsor of the 2020 Pittsburgh Metsquerade.    Click here to watch the film and you can continue to follow the journey @lovealwaysmomthemovie 

Thank you for joining us on October 9, 2019 for the screening of the award winning documentary film about metastatic breast cancer and infertility, which was followed by a Q&A Session with a panel of experts and the filmmaker. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $2,409. That is equal to about 50 hours of translational research!

Filmed over the course of 3 years, Love Always, Mom is a feature documentary that tells the true story of a stage 4 cancer survivor and her husband’s controversial decision to have a child using an egg donor and a surrogate. With laughter and tears, we witness a mother’s love letter to her unborn child and a never before seen on film look into cancer and infertility. Love Always, Mom is a film that speaks to anyone and everyone with a dream and inspires us to never give up on our dreams.


  • Trish RussoMetastatic breast cancer thriver, film subject, and mom
  • Shannon L. Puhalla, MDUPMC HIllman Cancer Center, UPMC Passavant Cranberry, UPMC Magee
  • Kyle Orwig, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Aleksandra Sasha Milicevic, Ph.D. (Moderator), University of Pittsburgh


On October 13, 2019 Pittsburgh changed its skyline to green, pink and teal to raise awareness for Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Photograph by Rob Pillar

We would like to thank all of those who changed their colors during #LightUpPGH to show support for those living with Stage IV Breast Cancer:

Gulf Tower / KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh
BNY Mellon Center / BNY Mellon Center
Highmark Place / Fifth Avenue Place
One Oxford Centre
Koppers Building / Koppers Tower
Pittsburgh City-County Building
Rivers Casino
Homestead Grays Bridge
PNC Tower – The Beacon / Tower at PNC Plaza

Metsquerade Committee Members, Planners, and Thrivers:
Andrea, Lori, Cara, and Mary in front of the Pittsburgh skyline on #MetastaticBreastCancerDay

Photograph by Tom Melnek