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Announcing Max CEO as recipient of National Cancer Institute Global Cancer Medicine Humanitarian Award

The Max Foundation is proud to announce CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez as the recipient of the National Cancer Institute Global Cancer Medicine Humanitarian Award at the U.S. National Cancer Institute 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research held in Boston on 25 March 2015. This is the first Global Cancer Medicine Humanitarian Award to be given at the NCI’s Symposium.

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Posted by Erin Schwartz on March 25, 2015 | Comments: 1


Light a candle on March 9th to honor Max

On this March 9th we remember Max, and in his memory we renew our commitment towards a world where all people facing cancer can live with dignity and hope. We take solace in knowing that thousands of friends, partners and families touched by The Max Foundation carry on Max’s legacy through their daily efforts.

On this day and every day we love to hear from you. Friends who wish to share a personal message are invited to write in our Guestbook. Those who wish to commemorate Max’s honor and carry his legacy forward are welcome to send across a donation.

We thank everyone who stands with us in this journey. You are our guiding light.

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Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on March 02, 2015 | Comments: 25


February 15th: Take action on International Childhood Cancer Day

The day has come for us to raise awareness and share the message “Better Access to Care for Children/Adolescents with Cancer, Everywhere”.February 15th is the day that we take action on behalf of our children! Patients, families, physicians and communities around the world are honoring International Childhood Cancer Day. We invite you to get inspired by our art exhibit “Cancer Journey through a Child's Eyes” that reflects the courage, strength and hope of young cancer survivors. Share our collective message in your social networks, that no child should go through their journey with cancer alone and that access to treatment should be available for EVERY child.

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Posted by Guest Blogger on February 13, 2015 | Comments: 0


Because Our Children Matter, Take Action Now for International Childhood Cancer Day

February 15th is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) and The Max Foundation has joined the alliance of organizations taking action by raising awareness of the needs of children facing cancer around the world. If you have a child in your life who is struggling with cancer, honor them by sharing the initiative's message, “Better Access to Care for Children/Adolescents with Cancer, Everywhere” through your social media channels and help spread the word!

Click 'Read More' to hear from our Guest Blogger and social worker Pamela Calderon about our commitment, as well as the resources we have created to help families affected by cancer near and far.

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Posted by Guest Blogger on February 09, 2015 | Comments: 0


The Truth About Cancer

Cathy Scheepers is The Max Foundation's representative in South Africa, working to support people living with cancer in her country and within the continent.  In this World Cancer Day blog, she shares her truth, and that of many other people facing cancer.

It is said that "the truth will set you free". In this perhaps we find the answer to most of our problems. On World Cancer Day the truth might not be the magic cure, the panacea but it might be the start to better outcomes.

Lies, stigma, cultural perception and ideologies have for centuries clouded the outcomes of cancer. The truth is not shared as most believe it to be a taboo to speak about the"dreaded C". We hide behind the curtain and cross our fingers believing "it only happens to other people".  It does eventually find you behind the curtain and looking for the truth is difficult as it is nicely swept under the carpet.

Today however I heard the truth. At a press conference hosted by Campaign for Cancer and Pink Drive I did not hear doctors or scientists share their graphical findings but I heard people, normal ordinary, just- like- you-and-I people speak the truth.

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Posted by Catherina Scheepers on February 04, 2015 | Comments: 1


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