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News

Our news highlights milestones and updates in our programmatic work carried out around the world. We are pleased to spotlight announcements about our partnerships, events and upcoming initiatives.

Latest Announcements

  • The Max Foundation and partner NGO Esperantra are pleased to announce they have signed a new MOU that will help patients in Peru gain access to treatment.

  • In a recent commentary published in the Journal of Global Oncology, co-authors Pat Garcia-Gonzalez MA, Gilberto Lopes MD, Erin Schwartz and Lawrence Shulman MD, clearly outline the need and efficacy of humanitarian donation programs using lessons learned from the success of joint access initiatives between Novartis and The Max Foundation.

  • Watch The Max Foundation's video from Max Global Experience Uganda. The Max Global Experience Uganda was a fundraising and engagement opportunity for patient leaders, industry partners, and Max team members to come together to expand access to cancer treatment in Africa. The global experience included an all-day symposium, a visit to the Uganda Cancer Institute, and a “last mile” walk along the Nile in solidarity with patients across Africa.

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Featured Media

What Motivates Me: Patients Like Max

“We couldn’t accept that this was the end,” says Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, in this video, after her step-son Max succumbed to chronic myeloid leukemia at 17. To honor his memory, she created The Max Foundation to help other patients like him face cancer with dignity and hope.

Now, 20 years later, the foundation works with companies like Pfizer to help more than 96,000 cancer patients in 172 countries gain access to potentially life-saving treatment, care, and support.

The Max Foundation Climbs Mount Kinabalu

On July 2017, a team of leukemia patients, Max team members, partners, and advocates climbed Mount Kinabalu. Together, they raised over $100,000 USD from their generous community of donors to provide access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer!

Dignity & Hope in the Face of Cancer: An interview with The Max Foundation

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, and Senior Program Manager, Ann Kim Novakowski, join Oncology Central for an interview about how our unique approach to treatment access allows cancer patients around the world the opportunity to live beyond their cancer.

Viji Venkatesh Interview with Lee Callahan

South Asia Region Head Viji Venkatesh recently discussed Chai for Cancer USA on Jack FM. Listen to Viji share how people across the USA are hosting parties to raise funds for diagnostic testing in India.

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The Story of You: A Conversation With Tony Leo & Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

The Max Foundation’s CEO, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez chats with Tony Leo, a patient and singer-songwriter. Tony wrote the song, You, inspired by Max’s legacy and The Max Foundation’s mission.

Stories of Survival – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in Africa

In Africa, cancer may seem like a death sentence. But these patients are facing their chronic myeloid leukemia with dignity and hope.

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