Hear My Voice: #4forStageIV
Each year, Living Beyond Breast Cancer partners with Hear My Voice metastatic advocates to share personal perspectives of life with metastatic breast cancer via a social media campaign.
The goal is to spread awareness and increase understanding of what metastatic breast cancer is and how it is different than other stages of breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to a distant organ of the body, most often the bones, liver, lungs, or brain. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated, but it cannot be cured. There are more than 168,000 Americans living with metastatic breast cancer, and this year the disease will take the lives of nearly 700,000 people around the world.
People with metastatic breast cancer are your loved ones, your friends, your co-workers, and your neighbors. They are beside you, and you may not even know it -- they may look healthy, but they are in ongoing treatment that deeply affects the quality and length of their lives. They deserve to be seen, heard, and understood.
We asked our Hear My Voice metastatic advocates to share four words they wish people knew about living with metastatic disease in our #4forStageIV campaign. See what they shared on social media; share your own words of hope, awareness, and support; and spread the word about this campaign.
Share your #4forStageIV
On Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13, 2021, we want to see your #4forStageIV. Share your four words about living with or caring for someone with mets and tag Living Beyond Breast Cancer with the hashtags #4forStageIV #LiveBeyondBC. Then, nominate four friends to do the same.
Hear My Voice metastatic breast cancer advocate Shonte' Drakeford reflects on the 2020 #4forStageIV social media campaign and the importance of words. Read her story.
Support for the Hear My Voice campaign generously provided by: