In 1997, The Max Foundation was established in honor of Maximiliano (Max) Rivarola and his legacy inspires their 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 their original mission.
What began as a grassroots organization with several volunteers has evolved into a specialized team of more than 50 professionals. The Max Foundation carries out their work with team members based in Seattle at our headquarters and in many targeted low and middle income countries. Through the years, we have expanded our mission. The Max Foundation now has a full range of programs and services, all focused on serving people living with cancer around the world.
Chai for Cancer USA is an initiative designed to engage our community in increasing global access to treatment, care and support for people living with cancer.
Join The Max Foundation for their Chai for Cancer USA Adda (party) on August 12th, and enjoy appetizers, drinks, live music, and, of course, chai! Eat, drink and be giving. You will be amazed when you hear Viji Venkatesh, Region Head for South Asia, speak at this event.
Listen to Lee Callahan’s interview with Viji here: