SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains's second annual Mayor's 0.5K on Sunday, August 18, was a big success as local residents turned out to show their support for those battling Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.

The event raised over a $1,000 to benefit METAvivor, the parent organization for METAvivors of NJ, a nonprofit that supports research and change in legislation to support for men and woman battling 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 the dearth of stage 4 cancer research. While more and more people have taken up the cry for more Stage 4 research, METAvivor remains the sole US organization dedicated to awarding annual Stage 4 breast cancer research.
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An estimated 113 individuals die each day from Metastatic Breast Cancer in the U.S., yet only 2%-5% of funds raised for breast cancer research is focused on research for the already metastasized patient, according to METAvivor. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.