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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. 

What most people are not aware of is that nearly 30% of these people will have a recurrence, and some may have metastasized.

This advanced breast cancer is known as metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is an incurable form of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is complex and unpredictable.

Despite advancements in treatment, the people living with the disease face significant everyday challenges that their family and friends don’t always understand.

Academy-Award winning actress Mira Sorvino is a strong advocate for the MBC community, and celebrity fitness expert, Anna Kaiser are collaborating with Lilly to kick off the Thriver Movement, as part of the 'More for MBC' initiative.

The initiative aims to bring more awareness, more research and more solutions to support people living with MBC, and the communities that surround them.

Kaiser, the founder of AKT Studios, created this Thriver pose inspired to animate a meaningful symbol specific to the MBC community that represents the strength and relentless spirit of women living with MBC.

The yoga pose and routine are based on patient insights and a nationwide survey commissioned by Lilly, in partnership with leaders of the MBC community, which found that nearly nine-in-ten people with MBC who have tried yoga say it is helpful in managing their stress. 

The MBC community prefers to be referred to as “Thrivers” – not “Survivors” – a term often associated with people living with early stage breast cancer – because while they will live with MBC for the rest of their life, they are still thriving and determined to do all they can while living with this disease.

Kaiser and Sorvino will kick off the initiative by encouraging the public to strike the Thriver pose and post pictures on social media to help drive donations to do “more” for MBC.

For every post/share with the #MoreforMBC, Lilly will donate funds to the MBC advocacy community to help people living with MBC thrive.

On Saturday, October 13th (National MBC Awareness Day), Kaiser and Sorvino will encourage people across the country to simultaneously join them and strike the Thriver pose together at 10:13 a.m. ET in support of those living with MBC. 

For more resources and to join the conversation, visit www.facebook.com/more-for-mbc.

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