The Max Foundation is a US-based non-profit (501c-3) cancer organization with international
focus. The Max Foundation honors the spirit and life of
Maximiliano (Max) Rivarola who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia
(CML) at age 14 and lived with outstanding courage until 17 years of age.
Established in 1997, The Max Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of people
with blood cancer and rare cancers. The International Patient Helpline is our flagship
program which has been in place from the start. Originally dedicated to improving
the lives of children in Latin America diagnosed with leukemia, the organization’s
roots are in patient advocacy achieved through a network of advocates around the
world, known as MaxStations. The Max Foundation’s mission now includes supporting
patients living with blood and rare cancers from all over the world.
Through our helpline, each year we provide advocacy and support services to over
23,000 families from more than 100 countries. We help people enroll in patient access
programs, we identify paths for access to treatment, and we advocate on their behalf,
all the while caring for their emotional health.