Cancer: A Global Epidemic

By 2020, the World Health Organization estimates there will be 10 million new cancer cases per year in low- and middle-income countries where optimal treatment and care is rare. The disproportionate burden and inadequate resources reveal the desperate need for expanded solutions.

The Max Foundation is responding to this unmet need.

Leaping Forward

We are planning for the future. The Max Foundation is investing in a five-year strategic plan aimed at strengthening our capacity to systematically meet the needs of cancer patients, doctors, families, and communities around the globe.

The Max Foundation strategic plan has three main areas of focus:

Where are we now?

Our first objective is to more fully focus, measure and chronicle our work to build on our strengths and overall impact.

Where are we going?

We’re looking to the future to expand our unique patient-centered solutions to help close the cancer divide.

How do we get there?

We’re bolstering our work by improving systems, diversifying funding, and expanding reporting to increase our impact.

Our experience over the last 15 years has led us to this moment. This strategic plan guides us to leap forward towards improved systems and increased transparency. We share it with you as partners and collaborators in helping people face cancer with dignity and hope. With your support, I believe the best days of The Max Foundation are ahead of us.”

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez,
Chief Executive Officer
of The Max Foundation

A Strategic Plan: Why Now?

A Focus on Global Health

We looked externally to ensure our strategic plan aligned with global cancer priorities. We also looked inward to assess our greatest strengths and needs. We chose specific goals based on the intersection of health needs, therapeutic opportunities, our internal strengths, and alignment with key private sector and in-country partners.

A Focus on Outcomes

Our overall aim is to strengthen our ability to achieve our mission of expanding access to cancer treatment, care, and support in low- and middle-income countries. The ultimate impact of our mission will be better quality of life, survival rates, and higher cure rates for people facing cancer around the world.

Outcomes: What we’re aiming for

  • More people around the world benefiting from our programs
  • Additional strategic partnerships that expand our impact
  • Rigorous and consistent evaluation of our programs
  • Increasing the amount and diversity of our funding
  • Aligning our systems, staff, and leadership with our strategic goals