National #LightUpMBC Campaign
Mayor Donald Shaw stood up to represent Roselle on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day by participating in the national #LightUpMBC campaign.
“Metastatic breast cancer is serious and no amount of rain could stop us from raising awareness within our community,” said Mayor Shaw.
Metastatic breast cancer occurs when breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, including the bones, lungs, liver and brain and has an average life expectancy of 26 months. The national organization, METAvivor Research and Support, funds critical stage IV metastatic breast cancer research, and educates the public about metastatic breast cancer and the lack of funding for stage IV treatment. They aim to dramatically increase the current percentage of U.S. breast cancer research dollars from under 5 percent to 30 percent for the already metastasized patient.