Dear Friends of The Max Foundation-
For this year’s Max Global Experience in Uganda, we invite you to join us for The Last Mile.
There are many roads, steps, and miles we tread to bring cancer treatment to patients around the world. However, no mile is more significant than the very last one since it ensures that the right medication gets to the right patient at the right time.
With The Last Mile in mind, The Max Foundation welcomes you to join our team this August for the trip of a lifetime meant to echo the journey cancer survivors across Africa take to get much needed treatment, care and support. Along the way, we will hear from patient leaders who have overcome the stigma and isolation of cancer to help others in their communities, plus we will hear about the last mile in each of their home countries. Not only that, we will walk The Last Mile together with them!
The Max Global Experience- Uganda will include a distance-based fundraising activity completed by participants over time. All participants will track the distance they walk, run, or cycle before the trip, with a goal of reaching 365 miles. However, as the culmination of fundraising and fitness efforts over the previous months, The Last Mile will be walked with the full group, including patients, leaders and advocates from across the continent.
We look forward to having you with us this summer for The Last Mile, as we uncover the hidden stories behind access to cancer treatment in Africa!
Chief Executive Officer
The Max Foundation
PS - Last year, our Global Experience in Malaysia was a big success. Take a look at a video from our journey below as you consider joining us this year for our Global Experience in Uganda.
The Max Global Experience - Uganda
August 17-22, 2018
Price per passenger - $2,995.00
Including: All Lodging, Three Meals Per Day, Local English Speaking Tour Manager, Airport Transfers, Ground Transportation, Mineral Water, Uganda Visa Fees and Personalized Application Handling, Taxes and Service Fees
Not Including: Optional Travel Insurance (prices vary between $50-$350 per person depending on age and coverage), International Airfare, Passport Fees (if new passport required), Souvenirs, Beverages at Meals
$500 per passenger deposit due at time of booking to confirm your space
Final balance due June 18, 2018
Please Note: Adults over the age of 18 and accompanied minors (age 10+) may join The Max Global Experience. Upon registration, each participant will review and sign a participant agreement, make a deposit toward their travel, and begin tracking fitness activities toward our 365-mile goal! In addition to the cost of travel, attendees will be asked to fundraise or donate personally to support The Max Foundation’s work in Africa. Each attendee is responsible for giving or raising $3,650 USD. This donated money will be tax deductible to the extent of the law.
August 16/17 (Thurs/Fri) – Depart USA for Entebbe, Uganda: Please note: Flight options from the USA can take 2-3 days with the time change.
August 18 (Sat) – Arrive in Entebbe: Private airport transfer from Entebbe International Airport to Entebbe hotel. Dinner included for those who arrive earlier. Overnight Entebbe.
August 19 (Sun) – Symposium: Join African and American patients, doctors, and advocates for a Symposium with The Max Foundation. In the evening, we’ll have an outdoor torchlit dinner, sharing our connection with The Max Foundation, prepare for “The Last Mile”, and celebrate. Overnight Entebbe.
August 20 (Mon) – “The Last Mile”: After breakfast, we’ll depart with patient leaders from The Max Foundation’s work throughout Africa for an inspiring symbolic one-mile walk along the mouth of the Nile River followed by a leisurely lunch on the shores of the Nile River. We’ll also have an opportunity to ride a boat along the Nile and find some souvenirs before heading back to Entebbe. In the evening, we’ll have a celebratory dinner with local food, music, and more. Overnight Entebbe.
August 21 (Tues) – Uganda Cancer Institute Tour: We’ll spend the day touring the Uganda Cancer Institute, learning more about The Max Foundation’s work in Uganda and vision for the future. After a final farewell dinner, we’ll return to the hotel in Entebbe. Overnight Entebbe.
August 22 (Wed) – Depart for the USA or Optional Gorilla Trekking Extension, Arrive USA