October 19th, 2019, The Priebe Wealth Management Group had the honor of being a sponsor of the annual Minneapolis Metsquerade benefiting METAvivor. Sharply dressed, all those in attendance were a sight to see. Not merely due to the elegant attire but, because of the sheer number. In its second year, the Minneapolis Metsquerade continued to grow as more people joined this year to share in an evening of laughter, remembrance, tears, and support.
The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, quickly filled as guests arrived to take pictures and participate in the silent auction. With overflowing generosity, space quickly filled as people swarmed the silent auction items. It seemed everyone had been affected by this disease in some shape or form and wanted to give their support.
Minneapolis Metsquerade Boasts an Impressive Second Year (Header)
In their first year, the Minneapolis Metsquerade was able to raise over $180,000 for Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) awareness, research, and support. This year, with exceeding support, the event was able to raise an outstanding $350,000! Benefiting METAvivor, this event is truly unique, as explained by METAvivor:
“Breast cancer fundraisers are everywhere, but most of the money raised goes into breast cancer prevention and early detection efforts. Very little of it benefits those already fighting the disease, and only a sliver is dedicated toward research for stage 4, or metastatic breast cancer. METAvivor is the only organization that solely funds MBC research through a scientific peer-review process. 100% of all donations and fundraiser proceeds (after event expenses) go to MBC-specific research grants.”
* METAvivor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations (may be) tax-deductible (please consult with your tax advisor about information regarding deductions).
Fighting for a Future (Header)
There is still a long way to go, but knowing there are people out there with passion and drive to continue to fight for a brighter future gives hope. It gives hope to all the Thrivers, like Erin Remme, courageously smiling while battling this disease.
To read more about Erin Remme and The Priebe Wealth Management Group’s connection to the Minneapolis Metsquerade, read our recent blog, Supporting Friends and Family.
About METAvivor (Header)
“METAvivor is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. At the time of METAvivor’s founding, no organization was dedicated to funding research for the disease and no patient groups were speaking out about death from stage IV disease. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more stage IV research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual stage IV breast cancer research.”
“METAvivor exists to sustain hope for those living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Passionately committed patients ourselves, we rally public attention to the urgent needs of the MBC community, help patients find strength through support and purpose, and make every dollar count as we work with researchers to regain longevity with quality of life.”
Weren’t able to make it to the Minneapolis Metsquerade? You are still able to donate or volunteer by following the link below.