As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the US, we feel it is an opportunity to let you, our community of friends around the world, know how grateful we are for your enduring support.
This year, we are also grateful for a new friend who has warmed the hearts of thousands of children around the world affected by cancer…our brave sparrow friend, Maximo.
Throughout October, copies of the Maximo and the Big C book were given out by partner organizations to children in schools, pediatric hospital wards, and book stores alike. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we appreciate how Maximo’s story, which is all of our stories, is a reminder about giving back to our global community in order to make the world a better place for ourselves and our children.
Thanks to everyone, friends, volunteers, sponsors, supporters, around the world who has made this magical project possible and so many others! We look forward to more collaboration ahead...
Happy Thanksgiving from MAX!
Posted by Erin Schwartz on November 27, 2013 | Comments: 0
Friends across the United States and beyond may be hearing about a movement called #GivingTuesday taking place on December 3rd. The MAX Foundation is excited to be participating in #GivingTuesday!
What is #GivingTuesday?
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #GivingTuesday. On this day non-profit organizations, like The MAX Foundation, across the US and across the globe will benefit from this collective movement to encourage people to GIVE charity during the holiday season…instead of focusing on material purchases.
And we invite YOU to become part of this great new tradition of generosity by donating to The Max Foundation at www.themaxfoundation.org/donate. (You don't have to wait until December 3rd, you can give today!)
Just click on “Read More” to learn more about what MAX has planned for #GivingTuesday!
Posted by Erin Schwartz on November 25, 2013 | Comments: 0
"Our collaboration with Cepheid is bringing us closer to realizing our goal of seeing patients access better monitoring of their residual disease regardless of where they happen to be in the world", expressed Danielle Matia, Senior Program Officer with The MAX Foundation. On October 10, 2013 the National Cancer Institute Maharagama in Sri Lanka officially inaugurated the GeneXpert instrument acquired through the Max-Cepheid Partnership. Ms. Mona Hirdaramani, a member of the Charity Committee, expressed the point of view that their organization was thankful to have been involved in the purchase of the GeneXpert at the National Cancer Institute Maharagama and that during the handover ceremony her group realized the importance of this innovative technology.
Click 'Read More' to learn more about the inaugural ceremony for the GeneXpert instrument within Sri Lanka.
Posted by Danielle Matia on November 18, 2013 | Comments: 1
Maximo flew to East Malaysia on October 11th, courtesy of the hard work of MAX Malaysia! Our colleagues Mei Ching and Dr. Razak hosted a Maximo event at the Women & Children’s Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, where they read, danced, drew, and talked with children in the pediatric ward. It was another successful appearance for Maximo!
Mei Ching shares with us her insights and learning from the wonderful event she helped host in Kota Kinabalu.
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on November 07, 2013 | Comments: 1