Viji’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

Viji’s Adda, Mumbai 2022

As is tradition for Chai for Cancer, the first Adda of our Season 9 campaign was hosted by Viji Venkatesh. This Adda was organized at the Taj Mahal Tea House in Mumbai on 16th May and was the first in-person Adda in over two years – thanks to the easing of the COVID protocol. The Adda saw an amazing turnout by old and new supporters who were either invited personally by Viji or saw the notification on our social media pages and decided to join in the fundraising-cum-awareness event. Our first guest that…Read more
Target Achieved (Season 8)

Target Achieved (Season 8)

Chai for Cancer Season 8 was launched with an ambitious target in mind – to raise ₹50 Lakhs for cancer patients in need. Today, we are proud to announce that we have achieved our goal! A BIG THANK YOU to all our long-time supporters and the hundreds of anonymous donors from all over the country who supported our campaign! We could not have done it without you. As we conclude this campaign and move closer to the launch of Season 9, we look forward to your continued support. To read about Chai for…Read more
CFC in Pune 2022

CFC in Pune 2022

The Police Arogya Mitra Foundation and Subhash Nagar Madiwale Ganesh Utsav Mandal Trust joined hands with The Max Foundation and Friends of Max in organizing a Chai for Cancer Adda in Pune on Monday, 28th February 2022. The FOM Pune City Chapter once again proved that they lead from the front as their initiative allowed Chai for Cancer to organize a physical Adda for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started two years ago. Amitabh Gupta, Commissioner of Police, Pune was the chief guest at this event and was interviewed at length…Read more
Friends of Max, Mumbai

Friends of Max, Mumbai

The Friends of Max Trustees and City Chapter Leaders in Mumbai hosted their first Virtual Chai for Cancer Adda on Sunday, 20th February 2022. Since the inception of CFC in 2014, Mumbai has been at the heart of our activities with multiple Addas in the city every year. The tightly knit FOM Mumbai group assembled at the Adda – each with a cup of tea in hand a smile on their lips. Hosted by our own Trustees – Pramod and Nirmesh aka. “Bhai and Bhidu”, they came ready to share, learn and raise…Read more
2021 – End of year meet Adda

2021 – End of year meet Adda

The Max Foundation and Friends of Max organized a “End of the Year Meet & Greet” themed Chai for Cancer Adda on 18th December 2021. More than 80 FOM City Chapter Leaders and the Max team in India and Nepal attended this Adda which saw attendees sharing what they are grateful for in 2021. The meeting began with the Max team’s Priyanka Kandalgaokar recapping all the events and Chai Addas that had taken place and the new initiatives and various collaborations launched throughout the year. The Max Foundation’s Region Head for South Asia,…Read more
Taj Mahal Tea House

Taj Mahal Tea House

International Tea Day is celebrated every year on 15th December, and this year Chai for Cancer decided to leverage this date to raise awareness and funds for cancer patients in need. The two-day event was organized at the Taj Mahal Tea House in Mumbai. The Chai for Cancer team arrived at the venue early in the morning to set the reading material – brochures, newsletters, annual reports – and the merchandise – mugs, T-shirts and coasters - up for display. As the café started teeming with its early morning customers, so too did…Read more
Ravikumar’s Adda

Ravikumar’s Adda

HUGE THANKS to Friends of Max’s City Chapter Leader from Calicut, Mr Ravikumar P. , who dedicated his birthday this year to raising awareness and funds for cancer patients in need. Through his efforts, he has raised close to ₹40,000 for the Chai for Cancer Season 8 campaign. Ravikumar says “I have wanted to host a CFC Adda for a very long time but my busy work schedule never allowed me to. My hometown and all my childhood friends are in a different state which is another hurdle.” But when the COVID-19 pandemic…Read more
Tiya Thakur’s Campaign

Tiya Thakur’s Campaign

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Tiya Thakur of Mumbai, Maharashta, who led a Chai for Cancer campaign to create awareness and raise funds for cancer patients in need. As part of her efforts, Tiya urged her family and friends to share their Chaifies on social media, donate generously towards our cause and even hosted a Virtual Chai Adda on 2nd October to honour her mother – Dr Manisha Sen, whom she lost to cancer a few years ago on this day. The Virtual Adda was organized on the Zoom platform with friends, family…Read more
Friends of Max, Delhi

Friends of Max, Delhi

Friends of Max’s City Chapter Leaders from Delhi hosted their first Chai for Cancer Adda of 2021 on September 5. Since the inception of CFC in 2014, the enthusiastic leaders have hosted Addas at RGCI and Lodhi Gardens every year. This year, with the pandemic restricting public gatherings, they decided to host one virtually! It was a unique assembly of cancer patients, their caregivers, friends, and supporters of our cause. Throughout the evening, supporters of Chai for Cancer kept shuffling in and out of the meeting room, greeting each other, singing songs &…Read more