Friends around the world, have you heard what 2017 is? It is The Max Foundation’s 20th Anniversary as an organization! That’s 7,300 days; 175,200 hours; 10,512,000 minutes. We are amazed, proud and grateful as we mark this milestone together with our global community.
Our anniversary is not just marking the one day we formed our mission. It is about each day that we work with you, our partners, towards social change so that no one experiences stigma when diagnosed with cancer and we all experience health equity. We cannot rest until people everywhere are able to access the cancer treatment, care and support they need – no matter where they live.
When we named our values recently as an organization, we arrived at Excellence, Dedication, Innovation and Collaboration. As a team, we aim to live these values every day.
Through the years, we have developed a personality as an organization. We are passionate, committed, determined, resourceful, creative, and always striving to improve ourselves. We are a global organization with a global perspective because we are serving the world.
The Max Foundation would not be here without all of you: our supporters, donors, sponsors, partners, team members, advocates and, most importantly our patient friends who inspire our mission.
In 2017, we plan to honor our anniversary with you in many different ways; a climb to the top of a mountain in Malaysia, blue ribbons sent to friends around the world, and a celebration in Seattle on Max’s Day, October 19th.
We sincerely thank you for getting us to 20. Now, let’s keep changing the world so all people face cancer with dignity and hope!