Blogs posted by Nataliya Semez
On September 25th the Maximize Life Campaign was successfully launched in Seattle! At the “Light the Night” walk that takes place every year around Green Lake Park in Seattle, thousands of people came together to celebrate cancer survivors and honor loved ones who are no longer with us. The Max Foundation has long participated in the event organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, who shares our mission of improving the lives of people affected by blood cancer.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on September 30, 2010 | Comments: 12
There is a little girl named Ajulya, who is currently receiving treatment for blood cancer in #31 Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia. She recently got an infection and was admitted to a special “isolation” room where she cannot interact with other children. It happened that during this isolation time, a group of volunteers from Studio “Da” (“Yes”) and Studio “Melnitsa” (“Windmill”) came to the hospital with a special project as a part of the Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign. The project was to teach children about how a cartoon is made and how to create their own!
It took the hard work and dedication of volunteers to make sure everyone could show off their creativity and take a part in the project! Click READ MORE to watch the special cartoon made by Ajulya.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on October 07, 2010 | Comments: 6
Cold winds and wintery temperatures could not stop volunteers from patient group “Sodeystvie”, charitable organizations AdVITA and Nastenka, and other volunteers from hitting the streets full force for the Maximize Life campaign in Russia!
Posted by Nataliya Semez on November 17, 2010 | Comments: 2
With winter approaching in many parts of the world, it is timely that children in five countries and seven hospitals undergoing cancer treatment are now receiving handmade knit hats donated by the local Edmonds community as part of our “With Love in Every Stitch” Program. During this season of giving, we wish to send special thanks to everyone near and far who has given time, heart and reams of yarn to make this program a success. Click on Read More for excerpts from the blogs of team members who visited the children in Russia, Uzbekistan and Mexico to present the hats.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on December 13, 2010 | Comments: 1
Mina is a volunteer in Azerbaijan who depicts “Old Town” Baku in her art, showing a time when communities were close and supportive of each other. She looks towards a time when neighborhoods become close, once again, and sees patient groups such as the one in Baku as an important part of re-instilling a sense of community support.
Click on Read More to hear Mina's full description of the meaning behind her art.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on December 17, 2010 | Comments: 4
On Friday, June 10th 2011, starting at 8:00 am CDT, sessions of the Cure4kids Global Summit will be streamed live through a free webcast. Don’t miss our own Executive Director, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, as she presents a report on the 2010 Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign. Also presenting on Tobacco and Cancer Awareness – an education program for children in the school in rural settings, our MaxStation Coordinator Asia Pacific Region, Viji Venkatesh. Download the full program.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on June 06, 2011 | Comments: 0
Does your local patient association meet as a group each month? MaxSmiles, the local patient group in Thailand has shown us a wonderful way their members have chosen to spend their time together: crocheting hats for children going through chemotherapy!
Folks who already know about our “With Love in Every Stitch” program collecting handmade hats for children facing cancer worldwide will appreciate how the activities in Bangkok are a great example of a global initiative made local.
Be sure to click on the photo gallery to see all the smiles crocheting hats for kids can inspire!
Posted by Nataliya Semez on July 28, 2011 | Comments: 3
We are so excited by your generous contributions to the “Give Soap- Save a Child” Project that we have created a Wall of Hope in our office—and your names are on display! Each brightly colored Brave Sparrow baby bird represents a child whose life will be spared thanks to your contributions. YOU are enabling young pediatric cancer patients in developing countries to LIVE with cancer. BUT we still have far to go until we reach out $10,000.00 goal. Every $10.00 given goes directly to buying soap to fight infection for a child during his or her cancer treatment. So please add your name to our Wall of Hope by sending a contribution to give kids in developing countries the same chance at survival as the young cancer survivors in the western hemisphere.
Thanks to you, the 2011 campaign motto, “Kids can rise above cancer too” is becoming a reality!
Posted by Nataliya Semez on October 12, 2011 | Comments: 0
As we enter the giving season, please consider making a charitable contribution to The Max Foundation. The Annual Giving Campaign takes inspiration from a young cancer survivor in India named Vaibhav. While young in years, he is certainly a wise soul with a great deal to teach us about personal responsibility. Your contributions provide sustainable resources for Vaibhav and families like his in India. We thank you, in advance, for your support!
Posted by Nataliya Semez on December 20, 2011 | Comments: 0
The MAXimize Life Art Project was born out of a vision and a goal to give people living with cancer and their caregivers a way to express how they feel, through a means that every person in the world would relate to and understand. We invite you to share your story of living with cancer through art with our worldwide network of cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates by participating in MAXimize Life Art Project 2012.
Posted by Nataliya Semez on May 14, 2012 | Comments: 0