An award for Friends of Max

Dear Viji, I hope this email finds you well. Friends of Max has been nominated for the Global Award of Excellence Award this year at the Life Raft Group’s Life Fest conference. Please see attached letter of invitation honoring your organization’s contribution to the global GIST community. Life Fest is a gathering of GIST patients […]

GIST meeting in Mumbai

From previous blogs, you know that since 2013 we are concentrating on having GIST focused meetings. This was started in Mumbai at the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and we try to hold a meeting every quarter. The need for these was felt as it was seen that during regional meetings, GIST patients were overshadowed by […]

Like peeling the onions

When someone asked me what is my resolution for this year, I found myself answered ” I want to be grateful, appreciate every relationship and the persons more”. To be honest, I have a lot to work on especially in the health department! Haha. I couldn’t give up my beloved carbohydrate portions, yet! Thinking about […]

Introducing Winona Rennick

Greetings from Seattle! I’m so delighted and honored to join The Max Foundation. This first week is truly flying by thanks to the warm welcome I’ve received in person and over email from so many of you – thank you! A little about me and my background—I grew up here in the Pacific Northwest, and […]

A surprising postcard from my long distant family :)

Dear Everyone, Since I cannot hide my happiness from receiving a surprising postcard from my long distant family for my congratulation graduation, so I want to share my happiness and joy to everyone here in Pat’s blog. I just had my graduation ceremony on March, 17 2016. I graduated my master on Clinical and Community […]

First GIST Meeting at Hyderabad

Keeping with our approach of holding GIST meetings in cities where such meets have never been held before, we marched ahead to Hyderabad where the first of this kind was held on 27th February, 2016. After Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi this is the fifth city where we had organized the meeting for our GIST […]


  THE SHOW    The show was sold out. The stage was set. And the playwright/ director was none other than our own dear Viji. Our promising stars were divided in to four groups- Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green, and each group was assigned a skit based on real life scenarios from life in the […]

1st Regional CML Forum

One of my goals for this year is to reach out to patients living in the far-flung areas. Through the years, majority of the patient activities are being held in Manila, the most thickly populated city in the country. Recognizing the need for disease education to improve compliance and adherence to treatment, the 1st regional […]

Rave reviews on the new site!

We’re bursting with pride about our new website. It’s been a stellar launch with a pretty smooth transition to our new home at We celebrated at HQ with a New Year’s countdown and launch party games. You can see in the word cloud above that our colleagues had some kind words to share with […]

I will remember You … Will you remember me?

                                I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories Remember the good times that we had? I let them slip away from us when things got bad How […]

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