Lan’s Story

Lan is a young, enthusiastic, Vietnamese woman living in Ha Noi, who refuses to be ordinary. On World CML Day 2017, Lan decided to let her treatment journey story to be heard. Lan was diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia when she was 23 years old. Initially, she was hesitant to share her story with anyone....

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Ribbons Around the World

As many of you know, 2017 is an important year for us at The Max Foundation, as it marks our 20th year as an organization. More importantly, it marks 20 years of partnering with dozens of bold, brave and dedicated patient advocacy organizations who are truly making a difference in the lives of people facing cancer in their communities. For Max’s Day on October 19th, we wanted to make sure that everyone was included in the celebration, if only from a distance so we introduced a new tradition among our global community. ...

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Spot On CML: A Little Card That’s Making a Big Difference for Diagnostics

The Max Foundation and Dr. Jerry Radich of the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center are partnering to tackle the problem of CML diagnostics in underserved regions. Dr. Radich has developed a low-cost, paper-based diagnostic testing method for CML. With this new method, a physician spots a patient’s blood onto a test card and sends the card to Dr. Radich’s lab at the Fred Hutch for processing. He and his team are able to perform accurate diagnostic testing on the samples even after weeks of transport. Once patients are diagnosed, The Max Foundation connects them with available treatments free of charge....

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Ten Long Years to Climb to the Top

Tony Leo from from Malaysia and living in Singapore inspired The Max Foundation to host our 2017 Max Global Experience in Malaysia to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Tony's story explains how this climb closes a 10-year-journey of discovering and overcoming his cancer.10 years ago, for my first attempt to climb Mount Kinabalu, I felt prepared. I was a 27-year old living an active lifestyle of soccer and gym and I just started out being a full time musician and music teacher. I had everything going for me and I thought I could have conquered Mount Kinabalu easily when I went with...

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Max Climbs Mt. Kinabalu!

Each of us had to dig deep within ourselves to summon the strength, courage, and determination to keep going, putting one foot in front of the other, until we reached base camp and then set out in the dark early hours of July 23rd for the summit. But we were not alone – we shared a strong connection and solidarity among our team of 23 that in just a few short days grew close through our shared experience....

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