Pat joins Paul Farmer, President Joe Biden, and other world leaders in “Driving innovation to advance cancer control equitably”
We are pleased to announce The Max Foundation CEO and co-founder, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, has been nominated as one of three finalists for the Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award, by UICC. We are honored to see The Max Foundation’s efforts recognized by the UICC.
Pat Garcia-Gonzalez shared her gratitude, saying, “This nomination means the world to me and to all whose voices we represent. At The Max Foundation we believe that all people should be able to access the treatment they need, geography should not be destiny, and everyone should be able to strive for health with dignity and hope.
In the past 20 years we have demonstrated that it is possible to safely treat many cancers in low- and middle-income countries. Now we can prevent unnecessary suffering and premature death and because we can, we must.”
Pat is nominated in the civil society category, alongside Paul Farmer, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Partners in Health, and Maira Caleffi, breast surgeon and founder of FEMAMA. UICC has also nominated President Joe Biden, Minister Greg Hunt, and President Paul Kagame in the policy-makers category.
The panel of judges for UICC’s Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Awards includes: the members of the Board of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); the Editors in Chief of the three following scientific journals: Lancet Oncology, International Journal of Cancer, Journal of Global Oncology; and the CEO of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
The Awards Ceremony will take place October 26th at the 2021 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Boston.
The Max Foundation provides cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries with humanitarian access to lifesaving treatment and care that is otherwise not available. Today, we provide services to 33,542 patients in 67 countries, distributing 8.4m daily doses of medicine yearly.