Banding Together: Our new & improved fundraising mentorship program is announced!
Banding Together: Announcing our new & improved fundraising mentorship program called “Banding Together” for people who are in the US and have a loved one diagnosed with blood or rare cancers in need of help with treatment costs.READ MORE
Posted by Michael Root on April, 04, 2012
Wake up and walk: That's how they did it in the Philippines!
One great way to stay healthy and prevent cancer is to exercise! Research shows that exercise can prevent several types of cancer and help fight others. According to the Stanford Cancer Center, regular physical activity can:
- Reduce anxiety or depression
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduce pain
- Increase overall physical functioning
- Improve self-esteem
A walk or march is a fantastic way to promote exercise and healthy habits while raising awareness. Today we have a story from Nelia, a patient advocate in the Philippines. One of our affiliated patient groups, Touched by Max, recently organized a walk for life in Manila and Nelia was kind enough to share this story with us.
Posted by Guest Blogger on April, 18, 2012
The sun rises again at the annual CML Patient Advocates Meeting for Asia Pacific advocates!
The “Rising Sun CML Patient Advocacy Meeting” just took place in Kuala Lumpur where The Max Foundation has an office and a rock-star team. Reporting on the highlights from the congress is our own, Mei Ching, Country Head for Malaysia, who was both a participant and an organizer. In her blog about the congress, she shares the ways in which the group of Asia Pacific advocates came together to improve access to treatment, support and patient group capacity building.
‘Read More’ for her overview on the discussions and consider if you or your organization might wish to participate next year in this meeting or like gatherings within your region!
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on April, 13, 2012
Support across borders, a story about how patient groups make a difference
In the fight against cancer, it can often be overwhelming, both to patients and advocates, when we look at all that needs to be done. When this happens it helps to remember how important each small act is, and that each of those acts truly makes a difference. The need for support is especially crucial when a patient is out of their element, such as when they are living in another country.
As an international patient advocacy organization, our MaxStations (also known as patient advocates) around the world form the backbone of our efforts to expand access to cancer treatment for all. It is through their outstanding efforts and collaboration with local patient groups, in big ways and small, that together we make an impact within communities.
We would like to share a wonderful story from one of our patient advocates in Thailand that reminds us all of the importance of reaching out to those in need.
Posted by Guest Blogger on April, 03, 2012
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