Happy Thanksgiving, and THANK YOU for everything

Of all the customs I have adopted as an immigrant to the United States, probably the best is the celebration of Thanksgiving Holiday. This celebration does not include gifts; it only includes food and family, and friends. A lot of food is a MUST. A roasted turkey is the centerpiece of the tradition; corn, cranberries […]

UICC: here we come!

Most of you know the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); a membership organization based in Geneva that unites all cancer NGOs in the world. We are not only members of UICC, but also we have negotiated free memberships for patient organizations in our Max Global network. UICC organizes the World Cancer Congress every other […]

We are United by Uniforms

Learning from my past experiences working with small organizations, uniform were helping people to admire me and respect me. When I designed the team shirt for MaxSmiles Team Learders, inspired by Fan and Max Family team shirts, I also create our own MaxStation – Thailand teamshirt.  With a big support from MaxSmiles members, we were […]

Theory into practice

I am a professional and qualified Social Worker. Social work does not come to me as a job profile or requirement. It was a thoughtful process that I chose to graduate in Social Work. This is now my profession and I am proud of it. Professional social work is defined as “a profession which promotes social […]

A family like no other – CML Life Africa.

It is beginning to feel like a festive occasion, the kind where family meets once a year to catch-up about the year gone by, to find out how each is doing, to show support, to eat, laugh and cry together. This is however not a “traditional” family as our get-together is not merely for social […]

Announcing the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Patient Advocacy Award

Dear all, last year we started a new tradition at The Max Foundation: awarding a recognition to someone from our team for their excellence in patient advocacy. The first recipient of this award was Wirat, and we were happy to invite him to come to our HQ from Thailand and present him with the award […]

PCR monitoring awareness campaign in Georgia!

Dear Pat and Dear Max Team,   I would like to say thank you on behalf of Georgian CML’ers. The Maximize Life Global Cancer Awareness Campaign 2014 in Georgia was successful. Thanks for supporting us and giving chance to arrange such useful and important meeting. It is so important and pleasant to meet patients and […]

The Max Foundation Sweatshirts are in!

The Max Foundation branded sweatshirts have arrived at the Seattle office and they look awesome – super comfortable too!! With all the new things that have been taking place at The Max Foundation (new branding, offices moves, etc…) this is a fun way to celebrate our updated look! Also, the Max branded polo shirts should […]

“Ano ang Aking PCR” Campaign at the Philippine Society of Hematology Convention

    The Max Foundation and Touched by Max, Inc. jointly organized the “Ano ang Aking PCR” Campaign at the Philippine Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Convention. Yes, we did it and we did it well!!!. The event took place on September 15-17, 2014, an annual initiative of the leading hematologists from all over the […]

“World CML Day/PCR Awareness” event in Armenia 30.09.2014

On September 30, 2014 Hematology Center, Armenian Hematology Association ant CML Armenia patients group with support of PCR Awareness Grant support organized “World CML Day/PCR Awareness” event for people living with CML in Armenia. Approximately 60 people took part in this event. There were healthcare professionals, medical students, medical residents, nurses and CML patients. Director […]

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