MaxLove Project is a volunteer-driven, grassroots nonprofit organization founded to help SuperKids thrive against cancer and life-threatening health conditions. Our mission is to provide families fighting childhood cancers with accessible, practical, and kid-friendly whole-body wellness.
Our ultimate goal is to support SuperKids in overcoming the odds—to thrive in treatment and beyond. We believe that all kids have the right to thrive, which means ensuring access to integrative therapeutic resources such as optimal nutrition, acupuncture, safe but challenging exercise, and social support.
Teaming up with a diverse group of doctors, nurses, dietitians, chefs, farmers, integrative medicine practitioners and artists, 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 are a community of dedicated change-makers who believe in the power of integrative health care for all children.
The Farm to Fork Dinner supports the groundbreaking programs outlined below.
Culinary Medicine Programs
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, our goal is to turn food into medicine.
Our chef and restaurant partners are community leaders who recognize the value of food as medicine. They use their unique skills and talents to take a stand in support of essential culinary medicine education and research to further our understanding of the role of nutrition in thriving in the face of cancer.
Our culinary medicine programs include our Fierce Foods Academy cooking classes, educational materials, funding scientific research, and our efforts to bring innovative mobile teaching kitchen carts to every children’s hospital in the U.S.
The Ohana Project
Today, more children survive cancer diagnoses than ever before. But the cancer treatments that save their lives also lead to devastating health problems for the rest of their lives. Our goal at MaxLove Project is to ensure that every child fighting cancer not only thrives throughout treatment but also well beyond. In order to make a deep and lasting impact on the health and long-term quality of life of childhood cancer survivors, we have teamed up with Ruth McCarty, LAc, (Clinical Director of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at CHOC Children’s Hospital) and a team of the most highly regarded pediatric clinicians to design a game-changing integrative and lifestyle medicine program that is targeted and personalized for each child’s and family’s unique health needs. We call it “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 (like acupuncture and therapeutic massage), culinary training, small-group facilitated social support, and professional and personalized consultations for nutrition, physical therapy, and psycho-social wellness. Each cohort of Ohana Families will be followed closely in order to hone and develop this revolutionary “Ohana Protocol” for children and families around the world.
Through rigorous research and cutting-edge evidence-based medicine, we aim to develop and spread this comprehensive integrative and lifestyle medicine program that will revolutionize healthcare for all children fighting cancer. Please join us in this “Thrive Revolution”!
The groundbreaking science behind the diet that’s helped MaxLove Project’s Chief Inspiration Officer, SuperMax, thrive against brain cancer is growing fast. Dr. Adrienne Scheck at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is producing some of the most compelling and rigorous research in this area today. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to fund her laboratory and to support her essential work.