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The Mathilda Fund

The Mathilda Fund was founded in 2010 by ovarian cancer survivor Jane Rubin, whose inspiring story is recounted in her award-winning memoir: “Almost a Princess, My life as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor”. The Mathilda Fund is named after Jane's paternal great grandmother who is believed to have died of ovarian/breast cancer in her late 30's or 40's, in the early 20th century.

All donations to The Mathilda Fund support Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance in its mission to fund the best and most promising ovarian cancer research. With your help, we can and will find better ways to prevent, treat, and cure this disease.

“On behalf of my children and grandchildren, I offer my heartfelt thanks for your support. I was diagnosed in 2009, while expecting my first grandchild. Four grandchildren later, the wonderful scientific discoveries to treat and manage ovarian cancer have kept me in good health and able to appreciate all of the special moments in my life!” Jane


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                 Pin/Pendant 2011; Pin/Pendant 2012; Brooch/Pendant 2013

Almost a Princess: My Life as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor
Jane's book Almost a Princess is a humorous, insightful and uplifting essay memoir of a breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor. Almost a Princess, is a humorous, insightful and uplifting essay memoir of a breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor. Almost a Princess was named a finalist for the 2012 Indie Book Awards in the memoir category. Jane is donating 50% of her royalties to OCRFA through The Mathilda Fund.


The Mathilda Fund Heart Brooch/Pendant Events at Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ
For three consecutive years, Gallery Loupe featured a showcase of original works by prestigious jewelry craft artists who interpreted the teal cancer ribbons. In 2011, Barbara Seidenath deconstructed the teal and pink ribbons and entangled the fragments in the jewelry. This representation reflected the physical and emotional aspects of the cancer journey. In 2012, Pat Flynn's ribbon around the heart represented the deep impact cancer has on those we love. The 2013 brooch, designed by The Opulent Project represented the medical team and the many trusted professionals who guide the patients’ care.

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the largest private philanthropy in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.

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