Remembering Max Ritvo


Max Ritvo



The Board of Directors and Staff of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) mourn the passing of the extraordinary Max Ritvo, who died on August 23 of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. 

His list of accomplishments is myriad and astounding and his compassion for all was incomparable. An accomplished poet and essayist, Max’s words are a beacon of light and we take comfort in knowing they are always there for us. 

We extend our most heartfelt sympathies to his wife Victoria, his mother, SWCRF board member Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, and his entire family.   


Michael Nierenberg

Chairman, Board of Directors


Samuel Waxman, M.D.

Founder and CEO