Waiting to address an illness or chronic medical condition is always a risk. The more time passes, the greater the danger that your health will deteriorate. With a condition like cancer, there is no time to waste. Unfortunately, there are some patients in the world who don't have access to the medical care they need or cannot receive that care without traveling long distances.
These obstacles to health care sometimes prevent patients from even seeking treatment, which ultimately puts their lives in jeopardy. The Max Foundation has worked tirelessly to change that by delivering 20 million doses of cancer medicine and supporting 37,000 patients (and counting) from around the world.
The Max Foundation partners with over 500 physicians in hundreds of hospitals, providing lifesaving treatment to cancer patients in more than 70 low- and middle-income countries that otherwise wouldn't have access. When a patient doesn't have access to treatment in a certain country, The Max Foundation steps up to send that medicine where it needs to go by working with the doctors in their network. When a patient doesn't know the next step in their treatment, The Max Foundation provides education to them and their family. If a patient feels unsupported, The Max Foundation establishes peer-to-peer and individual care to help the treatment process go as smoothly as possible. Check out all the diseases The Max Foundation has been able to treat through their network of doctors by clicking here.
Make the journey matter with Max-A-Thon
Max-A-Thon is just one more way The Max Foundation is helping cancer patients receive the care they need and deserve. This event from Sept. 24-26 puts you in the shoes of a patient searching for vital health care and allows you to take steps (literally) toward raising money for that care.
According to Research Gate, a person in an under-resourced country travels an average of 15 miles one-way to a hospital for treatment. Returning home increases that to 30 miles. Patients who heed treatment from The Max Foundation often travel an average of 135 miles!
Max-A-Thon allows individuals and teams to walk, run, bike, or swim these significant distances to raise money for these cancer patients who endure substantial amounts of travel and associated expenses for the hope of staying alive.
Your registration contribution of $25 sets you up to participate virtually from anywhere. Choose from three different journeys made by actual patients and start helping future patients access free health care that could save their lives.
About 60% of cancer cases occur in low- to middle-income countries, and sometimes those cases aren't even diagnosed until it is too late. Only 5% of global spending is sent to these countries that clearly need it the most. The Max Foundation balances the scales so that these people understand their health situation and can treat it promptly and effectively. 100% of Max-A-Thon proceeds benefit people in those countries.
Click here to register for Max-A-Thon and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients around the world. If you do so by Aug. 31, you'll be eligible to win a $100 gift card from Fleet Feet. You can also visit themaxfoundation.org to make a donation and sign up for their newsletter. Find The Max Foundation on Facebook here.