26th June 2016, Bengaluru

26th June 2016, Bengaluru

A Picture of Warmth Friends of Max Trustee Parmeswaran was a picture of warmth, welcoming family and friends to his home in Bengaluru for a fund-raiser. Sharing stories in courage with others, meting out advice and reinforcing the message of fortitude -- interspersed with chai and local delicacies - the best formula to de-mystify a dreaded disease and send a message of comfort and support to all survivors.Read more
Passing the torch – Payal and Pankaj Wadhwa

Passing the torch – Payal and Pankaj Wadhwa

A sure sign that the Chai for Cancer cause is gaining in stature is the number of well-wishers joining the ranks of Adda hosts. Grey monsoon clouds outside Payal and Pankaj’s hi-rise home stood in sharp contrast to the optimism and grace that pervaded their tastefully decorated home. Endorsing the concept of giving could not have been done better.  Read more
Bikers join the ranks as givers

Bikers join the ranks as givers

Powerhouses Chetan 'Carl' Gawli and his Bikers United Ride For Cause and The Max Foundation team met under grey skies at the World Motorcycle Day in Thane's Upvan Lake, both driven by causes dear to their hearts, orchestrating nearly 200 enthusiastic bikers and thanking them for their support. It was heartening to see the motivated bikers wait their turn to donate to the cause and then raise their morning cup of chai to the cause of cancerRead more
Corporate samaritans

Corporate samaritans

In the midst of market pressures and project deadlines, technology wizards did not lose their sense of giving for a cause. This was in ample display all day as young professionals at the plush office of Compassites Bengaluru kept their promise to donate at their Chai for Cancer AddaRead more
Bengaluru, 11th June 2016

Bengaluru, 11th June 2016

The power of a shared cup of chai Meeta Panicker's Adda epitomized what a Chai for Cancer is all about: chai, conversation, camaraderie and compassion. Friends, neighbours and strangers met for the first time, came together and spent the day sharing their own experiences with cancer, seeking and giving solace and committing to support those in need.  In moments like these a caring community is born.  Bringing Cancer into the open. Associating it with something as normal as a cup of tea. Bringing people from all walks of life to bond over and drink…Read more
Kalyan, 5th June 2016

Kalyan, 5th June 2016

Blessed. Auspicious. A friend flew in from Dubai for Friends of Max Trustee Pramod John George's Chai For Cancer Adda at his home in Kalyan on Sunday 5 June. Many from his parish kept their promise as well. And his childhood friends and school mates. It's touches like these that convince us that we are on the right track. In Sanskrit, Kalyan means "blessed" and "auspicious". Truly is the city well-named.Read more
Mumbai, 29th May 2016

Mumbai, 29th May 2016

When friends rally around to support a cause and then their friends join in , you know you are doing the right thing . On Sunday it was the turn of Anuradha and Rajesh Bhatia to open home and hearth to unending stream of family and friends who together raised innumerable cups of chai and drank to Chai for Cancer .   Young Dhruv created a simple yet powerful message that made sure guests stopped by the "shop" where his mother the beautiful Geeta Singh had put out her charming , hand painted…Read more
Hyderabad logs its second Adda of the year

Hyderabad logs its second Adda of the year

Hyderabad was host to its second Adda of the year - this time at GBR Park Jubilee Hills on Sunday 22 May - with young and old alike turning up to the call from the Hyderabad-based Friends of Max Team led by Pramod Agarwal and Vicky Vatnani. The popular haunt for early-morning walkers was heavily branded with Chai for Cancer and Friends of Max messages. Thanks also to Red FM for the pre-Event publicity and all our well-wishers in the splendid city who have supported our awareness campaign and fund-raising drive every year.…Read more
Tata Memorial Hospital hosts an Adda

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts an Adda

An institution that never changes and unfailingly welcomes the kind-hearted. Interspersed with the business of the Max Foundation's annual May Meet, Friends of Max and its supporters spread the message that the poor need all the support and encouragement to overcome steep odds. Unsurprisingly, all donors had hearts of gold.      Read more
A class couple host a classy Adda

A class couple host a classy Adda

This was one for the Chai Adda annals. One of the classiest Addas was held at Alakta and Salim's home in Thane on 22 May replete with tasteful decor, variety of cuisine and distinguished company. No one forgot that the excellent evening was intended for the less fortunate. Good sense. Good taste.Read more