The Max Foundation
The Max Foundation is a global health non-profit organization that believes that all people living with cancer have the right to access the best treatment and support. Through personalized access services, quality training and education, and global advocacy efforts, The Max Foundation aims to help people face cancer with dignity and hope.
The services are global and multifaceted. The Max Foundation provides education and training at all levels of the communities in which The Max Foundation works. By partnering with industry, non-governmental agencies, health care providers, and national cancer patient organizations, The Max Foundation is able to support people and provide effective solutions for access to treatment. Through the global advocacy efforts, The Max Foundation works to raise awareness of the disease and draw attention to the needs of people living with cancer. Every year, the dedicated team helps people in more than 100 countries.
The Max Foundation honors the spirit and life of Maximiliano (Max) Rivarola who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) at age 14 and lived with outstanding courage until 17 years of age.
The mission is to increase global access to treatment, care, and support for people living with cancer.
The vision is a world where all people facing cancer live with dignity and hope.
Max Global Projects are initiatives created by The Max Foundation, carried out in partnership with cancer survivors, caregivers, patient groups, physicians and supporters.
Initiatives range from annual projects to short term advocacy efforts. Several of the projects also have a creative element, such as knitting hats for children going through chemotherapy or the annual art project with the “Maximize Life” theme. All of Max Global Projects share the commonality of being community focused with the aim of building sustainable communities around cancer survivors around the world.
In 1997, The Max Foundation was established in honor of Maximiliano (Max) Rivarola and his legacy inspires the vision for a world where all people facing cancer live with dignity and hope. Max’s family brought him from Argentina to the United States for treatment, where he lived courageously with a kind of blood cancer known as chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) for three years. With his passing, Max’s family was determined to help other families in Latin America with children diagnosed with leukemia, and that was the original mission.
What began as a grassroots organization with several volunteers has evolved into a specialized team of more than 50 professionals. They carry out the work with team members based in Seattle at the headquarters and in many targeted low and middle income countries. Through the years, they have expanded the mission. The Max Foundation now has a full range of programs and services, all focused on serving people living with cancer around the world. See more