Chai for Cancer USA is an initiative designed to engage our community in increasing global access to treatment, care and support for people living with cancer.
Chai for Cancer USA aims to raise awareness about the needs of cancer survivors and raise funds for their support. In 2015 and 2016, hosts across the United States and in Canada hosted Chai Addas (tea parties) at their homes to raise funds that support our work in partnership with Friends of Max, The Max Foundation’s patient support arm in India.
You can get involved in 2017 by taking the Chai Five Challenge that benefits people living with cancer in India. Take the first step and donate, then finish the final 4 steps of the challenge to help spread the word about Chai for Cancer USA to your network! You can participate virtually or gather with friends and have an adda of your own.
Chai for Cancer USA supports one of the greatest needs of people in India who are facing cancer—diagnostic testing. At $50 (3,000 Rupees) per test, required 4 times a year, this is an impossible expense for most patients and their families. Friends of Max, our patient support arm in India, established a program to help patients in need gain access to diagnostic testing thanks to the generous support of our donors. We have the opportunity to help more patients in need by raising additional funding for this program in 2017. Your support will ensure people in India who are facing cancer get the lifesaving care they require.