Diwali: Festival of Lights & Hope

Diwali , the “festival of lights” is an ancient Hindu festival in Nepal (as Tihar) and India (as Deepawali) celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. From my point of view […]


The Maximize Life Campaign was celebrated in Nigeria by Maxcare Nigeria like in every other part of the world. The event which came up at the popular Ogunlade Cafeteria in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife featured 4 cancer survivors who have been on Glivec in the last ten years, sharing their experiences. The […]

The Diwali Lamp

It is Diwali today . The first day of Diwali. As I light the single earthen lamp set in the middle of my rice paste Rangoli that I have made at our doorstep , I pray for all good things and hope my family and friends will remain blessed always .  For over fifteen years […]

I like to introduce my bundle of Joy – Nivanshi.

               When I shared the news of my pregnancy I was nervous whether I will be able to handle the role of a “Mother”, though I never discussed this with anyone. Today I can say that yes I have an answer to my question. I love being a mother because of the hugs, the giggles, […]

Maximizing Life in Madras

  Chennai, formerly known as Madras is the capital city of one of the five states in Southern India – Tamil Nadu. Ruled by one of the strongest Opposition Parties at this time in India it is led by Jayalalitha their charismatic Chief Minister. The lady was once the darling of the Tamil Film industry, one […]

An Opportunity to Learn

October is a month for celebration– It is Max’s birthday and the time for our Maximize Life Campaign! Our patients get a platform to express themselves and seek support to fight stigma about cancer. As patient advocates, we from Max learn of our patients’ interesting skills and positive qualities through various activities conducted at the meeting.  Let’s see levels of learning we had at […]

TODAY is our Big Day!!!!

The Touched by Max, Inc. (TBM) was one of the many patient groups around the world who joined the 2016 Maximize Life Campaign which we also dubbed as Celebration of Life. On October 16th, around 200 patients/caregivers from different parts of the country braved the public storm signal warnings raised by the weather bureau. Based on Wikipedia, around […]

Maximize Life Campaign Events in Kenya October has come and gone but one thing for sure is the impact that the Maximize life events held have had on the patients, their caregivers and the public in general. First Maximize event was on 8th October 2016 at Nakuru Hospice which give palliative care to cancer patients.  […]

Our Global Celebration for Max’s Birthday

So excited for our around-the-world gathering on Wednesday as part of Max’s birthday celebration! We want to make sure as many team members are involved as possible, so read on to get all the details. The Big Picture Throughout October 19, The Max Foundation team will take turns going on Facebook Live to share stories […]

It’s a MAXIMIZED Experience: Maximize Life Campaign 2016

I asked her “What is your hope for your son?” “I want him to be successful in everything he does”, she answered in a shaky voice.  Her eyes welled up with tears. She looked me deep into my eyes. I then just followed my instinct and hugged her in front of about 250 audiences in […]

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