Chai for Cancer USA is a fundraising initiative of The Max Foundation designed to raise awareness of the needs of cancer patients while raising funds for their support. Originally conceived of in India, Chai for Cancer USA began its first year in the summer of 2015, as a fun way for supporters to join in our mission by hosting an adda (party), inviting their networks of friends, neighbors, and colleagues to help people facing cancer in India.
The Max Foundation’s South Asia Region Head, Viji Venkatesh, was instrumental in encouraging her network to participate, and our adda hosts across the country were pivotal to our success. In total, twelve parties took place in twelve cities in the US and Canada, including a large community event hosted by The Max Foundation in Bellevue, WA. The 2016 Chai for Cancer USA campaign raised a total of $23,631.61 to support diagnostic testing for cancer patients in India.
We look forward to continuing Chai for Cancer USA, and we’re thankful to our community of friends, new and old, that joined with us to bring dignity and hope to people facing cancer in India and beyond.