Supporting Team USA and those who are impacted by metastatic breast cancer
As a sponsor of Team USA, Verzenio is proud to partner with April Ross as she competes in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. When she is on the court, April honors her mother, Margie, who lived with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) for several years.
An estimated 155,000 Americans are currently living with metastatic breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced or stage IV cancer, is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body
HR+, HER2- is the most common type of MBC, representing roughly 60% of all cases
Verzenio is the only treatment of its kind that can be taken every day for women with HR+, HER2- metastatic breast cancer
About U.S. Olympian April Ross
April Ross is a two-time U.S. Olympian in beach volleyball. April and her teammate, Alix Klineman, are the top American duo and are considered one of the favorites to win gold in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. April’s approach to beach volleyball is to not only maximize her efforts to train and improve her skills but also to enjoy playing. She attributes this positive outlook to her mom, Margie, who lived with metastatic breast cancer for several years, yet never lost focus on her family.
When April lost her mom during her sophomore year at the University of Southern California (USC), the loss was difficult for April on many levels, leading her to reassess the direction she wanted for her life. At that time, she made a pact with herself to make her mom proud by focusing on schoolwork, a healthy lifestyle, and volleyball. Her efforts led to success in both the classroom and on the court, resulting in back-to-back national championships for USC. It is April’s relentless passion that has driven her to the point in her career where she is now.
April is also an advocate for those living with MBC today. By working with the Side-Out Foundation, April encourages high school and college volleyball teams to help raise money for metastatic breast cancer research.
This is a paid partnership between Lilly and April Ross.
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