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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 recent, award-winning book: “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 part of the 20th century.

All donations to The Mathilda Fund will support Ovarian Cancer Research Fund 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.

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE MATHILDA FUND?

1. Make a donation in support of The Mathilda Fund by clicking on the "General Donation" button.



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

2. 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 was named a finalist for the 2012 Indie Book Awards in the Memoir category. Jane is donating 50% of her royalties to OCRF through The Mathilda Fund.


3. The Mathilda Fund Heart Brooch/Pendant
This inspirational piece, designed by Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner of the Opulent Project studio is part of a Limited Edition. Proceeds of the sale will benefit OCRF through The Mathilda Fund.

To order the Mathilda Fund brooch call Gallery Loupe- 973-744-0061 or email: Contact@galleryloupe.com.

On October 5, 2013, supporters of The Mathilda Fund and art enthusiasts alike are invited to Gallery Loupe in Montclair, New Jersey, to get "In the Loupe for a Cure." Guests have the opportunity to meet The Mathilda Fund founder, Jane Rubin. The brooch is available for purchase at the event, with proceeds benefiting OCRF through The Mathilda Fund.

The annual event showcases the work of prestigious jewelry craft artists who interpret 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.

This year's brooch reflects the support that comes from the patient's medical team, family, friends, and other sources of community support that create a healing environment for the cancer patient.



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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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