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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


Optimisim in the face of cancer

World Cancer Day 2015 is beginning around the world...advocates, survivors, physicians and supporters are waking up knowing that we are all charged with getting the message out that 'Cancer is not beyond us'.  Today (and everyday), all of us can take action by going to our social media networks in order to raise awareness!

This World Cancer Day, we are bolstering our message that 'Cancer is not beyond us' through art!  In honor of the day, we have created an exhibit entitled, "Optimism in the face of cancer" with specially selected images created by cancer survivors and caregivers that capture messages of Hope, Freedom and Life. Let our collection inspire you to say that we are making great strides in cancer control and together, we can achieve a cancer free world.

Best wishes to friends around the world honoring the day!

Special note: The image created for World Cancer Day that accompanies this blog capturing so well the spirit of the day was made by our friends in MaxIndia alongside the patient support arm of The Max Foundation known as Friends of Max.

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Posted by Erin Schwartz on February 03, 2015 | Comments: 0


Cancer- Not beyond us! Spread the message on World Cancer Day, February 4th

World Cancer Day (WCD) is an annual event that will take place on 4 February, 2015. Across the globe patient organizations, health authorities, physicians and everyone involved with and affected by cancer take action in creating awareness and education within their communities. The 2015 WCD theme is: Cancer – Not beyond us. World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer care, and that they are within our reach.

The 2015 campaign explores how we can implement what we already know in four areas: prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. For more information about WCD visit: http://www.worldcancerday.org/.

Read More to learn how you can mobilize your social networks on February 4th!

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Posted by Erin Schwartz on January 29, 2015 | Comments: 0


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