Survivorship starts
day #1

 
 

Childhood cancer is a lifelong battle. survivors face a lifetime of serious,life-threatening health risks.
We aim to change the odds. 

 
 
95% OF CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS WILL FACE A SERIOUS CHRONIC ILLNESS. 80% WILL FACE A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS
 
 

Today, over 420,000 childhood cancer survivors are alive in the United States, and one in 750 individuals in the United States is a survivor of childhood cancer. Thanks to advances in treatment and screening, over 80% of all children diagnosed with cancer survivor beyond 5 years.

This good news is overshadowed by the bad news: the treatments that save lives also increase later risks for serious, life-threatening illnesses. These health risks are lifelong, increase with age, and can result in early death.  Learn more HERE.

 
 

We fight For Survivorship

MAXLOVE PROJECT IS A VOLUNTEER-POWERED, GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOUNDED TO HELP SUPERKIDS THRIVE AGAINST CANCER AND LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS.

 
 
 

 

we Aim for thrivership

MAXLOVE PROJECT AIMS TO MAXIMIZE QUALITY OF LIFE AND REDUCE SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS FOR ALL CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS. 

 
 
 

MaxLove Project helps SuperKids thrive against the odds with fierce foods, whole-body wellness strategies, and integrative medicine.
 
 

We empower families  

Our Programs and Resources support families in the key Areas of Survivorship health. Each program focuses on several "super actions" for lifelong healthy survivorship.

 
 
 
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR "BE SUPER" ACTION PLAN HERE.


 

Be-Super action Plan programs

 
 

Love & Light super kits

Our Love & Light Super Kit program provides micro-action kickstarter packages to SuperKids and their families around the country fighting childhood cancers and related life-threatening illnesses. They're designed to help SuperKids, their siblings, and parents make small, easy steps toward risk-reducing and quality of life health changes such as nutrient-dense nutrition, restorative sleep                                                     practices,  and stress control strategies. Learn more HERE.


Fierce Foods Academy

The Fierce Foods Academy (FFA) is a collection of programs that center on risk-reducing and quality-of-life-improving whole foods. Drawing on the combined expertise of doctors, researchers, chefs, and dietitians, FFA programs range from direct education and professional counseling to social support and cooking classes.  Learn more HERE.


 

Camp Make & Believe

At MaxLove Project we believe that every child should have the opportunity to thrive in the face of even the toughest odds. And the first step to thriving is learning how to make meaning out of a frightening cancer diagnosis. We do this through our Camp Make & Believe Therapeutic Arts program the provides hands-on arts and crafts as well as our brand new Super-Duper Kids' Thrive Guide, an innovative coloring/workbook that guides kids in telling their own "super" story.  
Learn more HERE.


Broth Bank Collective

Our goal is to encourage Fierce Foods both outside and inside the hospital. In support of this we advocate for the use of whole therapeutic foods that support healing and optimal wellbeing in treatment and beyond. MaxLove Project partners with the best providers to purchase up to 100 quarts of organic bone broth from local artisan restaurants in Santa Ana, CA. We distribute the broth to families in cancer treatment and survivorship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and in southern California. This broth, with its blend of gut- and joint-healing amino acids, provides nutrient-packed, kid-friendly nourishment in the hospital.  Learn more HERE.

 

We are a community
of hope

MaxLove Project is a diverse, volunteer-driven, grassroots team of parents, doctors, nurses, researchers, chefs, farmers and community activists who are dedicated to helping FAMILIES facing childhood cancers beat the odds.  

 
 
 
 

About Our Founders

Audra and Justin Wilford founded the MaxLove Project in 2011, just three months after their then 4-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with brain cancer (mixed-grade glioma). Following a difficult partial-resection surgery and the start of one-and-a-half years of chemotherapy, the Wilfords decided to become full partners in Max’s treatment, recovery, and survivorship. By consulting with doctors, researchers, and other cancer families, they began to find out what they could do, in addition to the standard treatment, to improve Max’s functioning, pain levels, energy, and future survivorship.

Whole food nutrition, good sleep hygiene, kid-friendly physical activity, and stress management techniques like acupressure, massage, and breathing were just a few of the evidence-based practices that helped Max thrive through treatment and into survivorship. Today, the Wilfords direct the MaxLove Project with the mission to increase the quality of life and reduce health risks for all children fighting cancer in treatment and beyond.  

Learn more about our Medical Advisory Board, Executive Board, and MLP staff team

 
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We're here to help

MaxLove Project offers family-centered programs, easy-to-understand health education, and support for complementary and preventive therapies in healthcare settings. Each of these initiatives aims to improve quality of life and lower health risks for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families. 

 

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OUR MANIFESTO:
A CALL FOR CHANGE