In 1997, The Max Foundation was established in honor of Maximiliano (Max) Rivarola and his legacy inspires our 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 our original mission.
What began as a grassroots organization with several volunteers has evolved into a specialized team of more than 50 professionals. We carry out our 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.
We only send a newsletter to give updates on our progress, as well as share our events as they are scheduled.