The Max Foundation is pleased to announce partnerships, events, and upcoming initiatives. As well, we are glad to share news articles that spotlight our work around the world.

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  • Now in its 20th year, The Max Foundation is undergoing exciting strategic changes aimed at strengthening organizational efforts to improve global access to cancer treatment, care and support. To that end, we announce the launch of MaxAid, a subsidiary organization set up by The Max Foundation to further its mission. MaxAid is a Washington nonprofit corporation with its own IRS determination letter of 501(c)(3) public charity status.

  • In recognition of her personal contribution and role in leading The Max Foundation in increasing access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer around the world, Max CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez is the first recipient of the International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Foundation’s ERSAP Prize.

  • The Max Foundation (Max) and Friends of Max (FOM) proudly announce the formalization of their long standing collaboration supporting people living with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in India.

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In the Media

Featured Media

Dignity & Hope in the Face of Cancer: An interview with The Max Foundation

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, and Senior Program Manager, Ann Kim Novakowski, join Oncology Central for an interview about how our unique approach to treatment access allows cancer patients around the world the opportunity to live beyond their cancer.

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Watch the Complete Interview

The Story of You: A Conversation With Tony Leo & Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez chats with Tony Leo, a patient and singer-songwriter. Tony wrote the song, You, inspired by Max’s legacy and The Max Foundation’s mission.

Watch Pat and Tony’s Conversation

Viji Venkatesh Interview with Lee Callahan

South Asia Region Head Viji Venkatesh recently discussed Chai for Cancer USA on Jack FM. Listen to Viji share how people across the USA are hosting parties to raise funds for diagnostic testing in India.

Listen to Viji’s interview

Stories of Survival – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Africa

In Africa, cancer may seem like a death sentence. But these patients are facing their chronic myeloid leukemia with dignity and hope.

Watch the Stories of Survival video

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The GIPAP Program Detailed in the ASCO Journal of Global Oncology


The inaugural issue of the Journal of Global Oncology has published a special article looking at the Glivec International Patient Assistance Program (GIPAP), authored by our CEO Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, MS, and others.

Read the Article About the Story Behind GIPAP

The Unexpected Bonds of Cancer: Max, Pat, and Fan’s Interconnected Stories

Pat and FanIn this intimate story, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Max’s step-mom and CEO of The Max Foundation, is interviewed by cancer-survivor, advocate, and friend, Fan, to share Max’s story and legacy. Pat reveals how the loss of Max as a person helped drive the creation of The Max Foundation in order to help people around the world face cancer with dignity and hope.

Listen to Max’s Story Shared by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez