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Win a travel grant to UICC World Cancer Congress in Australia!

Are you an advocate who is eager to share your story and improve the lives of people impacted by a cancer diagnosis? The Max Foundation is offering the opportunity for 3 advocates to win a travel grant to attend the 2014 UICC World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia through the "I am Maximo. I am an advocate." essay contest!


New Grant Opportunities for PCR Campaign Partners!

Are you member of the "What is MY PCR?" campaign? Join the campaign and take advantage of two new grant opportunities to help increase awareness about the importance of PCR testing in the diagnosis and monitoring of CML in your community!


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Building Community through Art

The Colors of Hope Art Collection is a vivid example of community work that empowers patients and caregivers to speak up about their journeys while dealing with cancer through art. The current gallery display at the University of Washington not only provides a glimpse of beautiful art from around the globe, but also each picture echoes the strength, resilience and hope of each patient.


Posted by Guest Blogger on July 29, 2014 | Comments: 0

I need your help: We only have 3 more days to make my birthday count

I am very grateful to those who have already supported my birthday fundraiser to end inequalities in global access to cancer treatment. We have raised 30 percent of our goal and with three days to go, I need all the help I can get. Please follow the link and support my birthday wish.


Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on July 25, 2014 | Comments: 0

Update from Rising Sun 2014 in Penang, Malaysia

Each year patient advocates from across Asia convene for their Rising Sun meeting, an opportunity for advocates, physicians, partners, and leaders in the field to discuss the most important issues in CML.

This year's Rising Sun meeting, held June 26-28 in Penang, Malaysia, was a great success! It featured a range of sessions and discussions and provided opportunities for those affected by CML to join forces in the fight against CML in Asia and around the world. Beena, a Program Officer with The Max Foundation and one of the representatives from Friends of Max, attended the Rising Sun meeting this year. She shares with us her experience in Penang!


Posted by Guest Blogger on July 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

I am donating my birthday to ending inequalities in global access to cancer treatment

I will be 56 years old this Monday, July 28th. “At my age” not only is having a birthday not so exciting anymore, but also, there is a feeling of impatience growing inside of me. Impatience for those who are quick to outline the problems, but offer no solution; impatience and unwillingness to accept the status quo that prevents many people from facing cancer with dignity and hope. A cancer diagnosis is a worthy opponent in the best of circumstances. Too many people, just too many, have absolutely no chance, only because the treatments are not available to them, and this is just not acceptable. 


Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on July 21, 2014 | Comments: 1

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