The MAX Foundation’s Banding Together program provides fundraising mentorship for cancer-related expenses. Contact us to learn more about how you can participate in this exciting program!
What is Banding Together?
Participants of Banding Together will receive fundraising support and mentorship from one of our advocates. Our advocates will guide you through a 5-step program designed to develop skills and build community support.
Participants will receive a kit containing a wealth of tips and ideas, personal advice, and up to 300 Maximize Life wristbands to kick-start their fundraising efforts.
Who is eligible?
The program is open to patients, friends, and relatives in the US who wish to fundraise on behalf of a loved one diagnosed with blood or rare cancer.
What are the benefits?
Fundraising helps patients meet a very real need for financial support. You keep any money you raise; thus, the funds you raise are unrestricted and may be used for any treatment-related expenses. These can include insurance premiums, copays, other out-of-pocket expenses, rent/ mortgage, utilities, childcare, transportation, etc.
In addition, fundraising provides benefits that go far beyond helping someone with cancer-related expenses. The process itself can be both healing and empowering for the participants, contributors, and the beneficiary.
For people living with cancer, knowing that loved ones understand the challenges a diagnosis can bring and that they are willing to help means a lot. For relatives who want to support their loved one, taking action by helping to raise money and awareness can be productive and inspiring.
Participation in Banding Together also increases cancer awareness in your community. The process of fundraising helps others learn more about the realities of a cancer diagnosis.
New! Are there other ways I can participate
The MAX Foundation is excited to work in partner with GiveForward. For participants of our Banding Together program, MAX now has a partner page on the GiveForward site located at:
GiveForward is a crowd-funding site that allows friends and relatives to reach audiences online with their fundraising efforts. Through the site, organizers share information about their loved one, give updates on the patient's progress, allow donors to give quickly and easily through online payments, and bring people together so that they may share words of support, a virtual hug, &/or spread the word via social media platforms.
How do I get started?
You can contact us through one of three ways:
We look forward to working with you!
Download our Banding Together brochure.