About the project

Inspired by patients living with MBC, the #ThisIsMBC Serenity Project is a collaborative MBC support campaign by Eisai and METAvivor. The project gives patients an opportunity to tell their metastatic breast cancer personal stories through a series of unique pictures and inspiring videos.


About the artists

Keith and Ren Dixon are a married couple, both deeply connected to MBC, who live and work in Johnson City, TN. Keith and Ren help tell the stories of those living with MBC through body paint and underwater photography.


Beth

Beth is a 37-year-old artist and the current president of METAvivor. She agreed to be featured in this campaign in honor of her friend and advocacy partner, Champagne Joy, who passed away from complications associated with MBC. Champagne Joy lived her life with a determination to make a difference in the MBC community, and Beth continues to fight for her cause. To honor Champagne, Beth was transformed into a gold masterpiece, with the illusion of angel wings behind her.


In the videos below, Beth shares her own experiences of living with MBC. She also talks about how the #ThisIsMBC Serenity Project began, and the importance of recognizing and celebrating those living with MBC.

Beth

Beth is a 37-year-old artist and the current president of METAvivor. She agreed to be featured in this campaign in honor of her friend and advocacy partner, Champagne Joy, who passed away from complications associated with MBC. Champagne Joy lived her life with a determination to make a difference in the MBC community, and Beth continues to fight for her cause. To honor Champagne, Beth was transformed into a gold masterpiece, with the illusion of angel wings behind her.


In the videos below, Beth shares her own experiences of living with MBC. She also talks about how the #ThisIsMBC Serenity Project began, and the importance of recognizing and celebrating those living with MBC.

Sheila

Sheila is a 50-year-old United States Air Force veteran and MBC advocate from Cleveland, Ohio. Sheila reminds people that it’s okay to have different perspectives on living with MBC and to fight the disease YOUR way—not the way that others tell you to fight it. The photograph below beautifully captures Sheila's passion, devotion to faith, and deep patriotism.


In the videos below, Sheila talks about her persistence with her doctors and the importance of being an advocate.

Sheila

Sheila is a 50-year-old United States Air Force veteran and MBC advocate from Cleveland, Ohio. Sheila reminds people that it’s okay to have different perspectives on living with MBC and to fight the disease YOUR way—not the way that others tell you to fight it. The photograph below beautifully captures Sheila's passion, devotion to faith, and deep patriotism.


In the videos below, Sheila talks about her persistence with her doctors and the importance of being an advocate.

Kelli

Kelli is a 35-year-old patient advocate from Arkansas. She is a devoted daughter, wife, and stepmother. A natural nurturer, Kelli works tirelessly to support others in the MBC community. Having already survived early-stage breast cancer twice, Kelli struggled with depression when she received her metastatic diagnosis. The painting of a phoenix rising in the moonlight is representative of her past experiences and her continued determination to make the most of her time.


In the videos below, Kelli talks about her struggle with depression and how she was able to rediscover her life's value after her metastatic diagnosis.

Kelli

Kelli is a 35-year-old patient advocate from Arkansas. She is a devoted daughter, wife, and stepmother. A natural nurturer, Kelli works tirelessly to support others in the MBC community. Having already survived early-stage breast cancer twice, Kelli struggled with depression when she received her metastatic diagnosis. The painting of a phoenix rising in the moonlight is representative of her past experiences and her continued determination to make the most of her time.


In the videos below, Kelli talks about her struggle with depression and how she was able to rediscover her life's value after her metastatic diagnosis.

Jaleh

Jaleh is a 73-year-old internal medicine doctor and loving mother of 4. Originally from Iran, Jaleh now lives and works in New York. She wants people to feel comfortable talking about MBC, and she hopes to shatter cultural stigmas about the disease. In the photograph below, Jaleh's hands are decorated in beautiful henna patterns, and she wears an intricate gown chosen specifically to represent her Iranian heritage.


In the videos below, Jaleh talks about how she continues to enjoy each and every moment by embracing positivity and an appreciation for life.

Jaleh

Jaleh is a 73-year-old internal medicine doctor and loving mother of 4. Originally from Iran, Jaleh now lives and works in New York. She wants people to feel comfortable talking about MBC, and she hopes to shatter cultural stigmas about the disease. In the photograph below, Jaleh's hands are decorated in beautiful henna patterns, and she wears an intricate gown chosen specifically to represent her Iranian heritage.


In the videos below, Jaleh talks about how she continues to enjoy each and every moment by embracing positivity and an appreciation for life.

Lisa

Lisa is a 62-year-old animal-loving advocate from Florida. A recently retired attorney, Lisa now spends her time speaking up for the MBC community. The body paint, which transforms Lisa into a superhero, is inspired by her character. Lisa's unrelenting spirit continues to help her overcome the challenges of her diagnosis.

In the videos below, Lisa reminds us of the importance of perseverance and inner strength in adapting to each new challenge.

Lisa

Lisa is a 62-year-old animal-loving advocate from Florida. A recently retired attorney, Lisa now spends her time speaking up for the MBC community. The body paint, which transforms Lisa into a superhero, is inspired by her character. Lisa's unrelenting spirit continues to help her overcome the challenges of her diagnosis.

In the videos below, Lisa reminds us of the importance of perseverance and inner strength in adapting to each new challenge.

Leslie

Leslie is a 39-year-old registered nurse and proud mother of 2 from Texas living with MBC. She embodies passion, love, and a drive to keep moving forward. The artwork is representative of Leslie's determination to "stop and smell the roses." Despite her diagnosis, she chooses to thrive.

In the videos below, Leslie tells the story of her diagnosis and shares what keeps her moving forward each day.

Leslie

Leslie is a 39-year-old registered nurse and proud mother of 2 from Texas living with MBC. She embodies passion, love, and a drive to keep moving forward. The artwork is representative of Leslie's determination to "stop and smell the roses." Despite her diagnosis, she chooses to thrive.

In the videos below, Leslie tells the story of her diagnosis and shares what keeps her moving forward each day.

Be sure to check back for more pictures and videos!

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