Fundraising & Events

My birthday campaign and the promise of a lifetime

I have never climbed a mountain before so one might ask why. The truth is that we have been in this life journey together, those we call patients and those we call advocates, for more than a decade; and the reality is that we are one, united by a deep bond of love, and together we will conquer Mt Kinabalu.

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Partner Spotlight

The Max Foundation turns 20!

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.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

World Cancer Day – Empowering Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Surviving cancer in countries that lack the support and care, the word empowerment is not in patients’ dictionaries. But if we could increase the access to treatment and care in these countries, can we turn the tables?

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

Around the World for Max’s Day!

It was an amazing 24 hours! To celebrate Max’s birthday anniversary, we went around the world through Facebook Live to visit each regional office, meet special friends, and learn how...

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

Raising Our Collective Voices to Support People Living with Cancer Worldwide

October is here! And with the changing of the seasons comes the official start of the 2016 Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign! Energy and excitement are growing as over 40 Max Global Network partners across Latin America, Asia and Africa prepare to host multiple awareness events throughout the month in an effort to support and raise awareness about the needs of people living with cancer.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

Be Among the First to Tour Our New Website!

Our first major milestone of 2016 is the launch of our brand new website! Redesigning our website has been both a strategic and soul-searching exercise that we have done all for you.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

Light a Candle on March 9th to Honor Max

March 9th marks a somber anniversary; the day Max lost his 3 year battle with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). For those of us who love Max, who either knew him then or who know and love him now, this will always be a day of sorrow. The words that come to mind are words such as ugly, unfair, impossible, and the feeling is one of emptiness; a whole in one’s heart. Max was a real person, a beautiful young child, whose encounter with cancer was nothing but a tragic episode.

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez
Patient Support & Advocacy

Congratulations to the 2015 Maximize Life Essay Contest Winners!

Have you visited the 2015 Maximize Life Essay Contest webpage recently? The Max Foundation is honored to share that the 2015 Maximize Life Essay Contest winners are officially released! Three winners in total, one for each of the French, English and Spanish categories, were selected by a panel of highly esteemed judges within the global health community. You may view the complete panel of judges here. We are exceedingly grateful for the valuable time and input provided by each of the judges. With 71 meaningful and authentic personal stories submitted, it was no small task to select only one winner for each language category!

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

A Heart to Heart Interview About Max, in Honor of His Birth Anniversary on October 19th

Every year, throughout the month of October, we honor Max and his legacy by partnering with our network of cancer organizations to carry out the Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign. It is a month of service that aims at decreasing stigma and increasing hope for people living with cancer around the world.

The Max Foundation
Patient Support & Advocacy

The 2015 Maximize Life Campaign Has Begun!

October is my favorite month of the year. It marks a changing of the seasons in both the southern and northern hemispheres that brings a sense of reflection and excitement. As such, there could not be a more appropriate month to celebrate theMaximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign, an initiative that encourages people impacted by cancer to reflect on their experiences, celebrate their resiliency, and share their stories with the world.

The Max Foundation