Friends of Max is the largest support group of its kind in the world that caters to CML & GIST patients and caregivers

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What We Do

Our Patient Support Group Meetings are a means of building community resources and providing patients and caregivers with treatment-related information and emotional support. These gatherings, held in different cities and towns all over India, bring patients together and empower them by the sharing of and learning from each other’s experiences.
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Support Group Meetings since 2010





Hundreds of volunteers from different cities come together each year to support patients and caregivers at our meetings.

Who Are Friends of Max

Friends of Max is the Support Group Arm of The Max Foundation in India. It is a registered charitable trust whose members, including patients, caregivers and volunteers, carry out various patient-centric activities for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) Survivors.

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No amount is too less to help a cancer patient.


Spread the word about cancer support in your community.


Host a Chai for Cancer Adda for your friends.

Our patient support group meetings are nothing short of a celebration – of life and the love that has created lifelong bonds amongst one another.

– Vijaylakshmi Venkatesh

Region Head, The Max Foundation
Chairperson & Managing Trustee, Friends of Max

Latest News & Activities

Virtual Patient Support Group Meeting for Kerala – Report by Ravi Kumar

The first ever Virtual Patient Support Group Meeting in Kerala was held on 27th March 2021. Even though it was…

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5th FOM Leadership Summit 2021 – Report

The 5th FOM Leadership Summit 2021: Unmasking CML & GIST – Life Beyond the Pandemic was the first FOM leadership…

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Virtual Patient Support Group Meeting for Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, 30th Jan 2021

Report by Sandhya Godey The Patient Support Group Meeting for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 2021 took place virtually via…

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Virtual Support Group Meeting for Delhi NCR & UP

The Virtual Support Group Meeting for Delhi NCR & UP regions was organized by Friends of Max on 28th November…

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