MaxLove Project equips families to thrive within the pediatric healthcare system of today — where the standard of care for most life-limiting illnesses does not include essential integrative therapies — as we work to change the system of tomorrow. We do this through our support of pioneering cancer research, innovative culinary medicine programs, 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 reduce health risks for hospitalized kids, childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families. We are a community of dedicated change-makers who believe in the power of integrative healthcare for all children.
The Ohana Project
Focused on the whole family (“Ohana” in Hawaiian culture), this 3-month program aims to profoundly improve the short- and long-term health of all children fighting cancer by engaging both parents and children alike in tailored integrative therapies (such as acupuncture and therapeutic massage); culinary training; small-group facilitated social support; and professional and personalized consultations for nutrition, physical therapy, and psycho-social wellness.
family support + local socal programs
Our programs and resources support families in the key areas of survivorship health. Each programs focuses on several “Super Actions” for optimal quality of life and lifelong healthy survivorship. These programs include our online nationwide family support group, community-based Fierce Foods Academies, Southern California Broth Bank, Ohana family acupuncture, the BeSuper Party monthly therapeutic arts program and Survivorship Days at CHOC Children’s, the Forever Mommas bereavement group, Ethan & Choco’s Book Club, SuperMax & Bryce in Australia, and our collection of supportive resources.
Culinary medicine collaborative
Culinary medicine is the practice of using real food to restore health, reduce side effects of conventional treatments, and improve long-term quality of life. Through culinary education, positive social support, and rigorous nutrition research, the goal is to turn food into a positive and beneficial facet of any lifestyle medicine intervention to improve quality of life and support disease prevention. We’re collaborating with children’s hospitals nationwide to grow this movement.
be super action plan
Our goal is to radically improve quality of life and significantly reduce lifelong health risks for childhood cancer patients and survivors though our evidence-based BeSuper 7-Point Action Plan. It’s centered on healing nutrition, sleep, physical activity, stress reduction, positive mindset, supportive community, and limiting exposure to harmful chemicals. These are all the things kids and families can do together to thrive during treatment and throughout a lifetime of survivorship. We believe that every cancer fighter deserves to have access to resources, education, and support that allows them to BE SUPER!