The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation

The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting and funding ovarian cancer early detection awareness and research as well as child literacy, two causes important to Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things. Amy, a prolific and bestselling children’s and grown-up book author, memoirist, filmmaker, lecturer, TED Talk presenter, and radio contributor, put a public face to end-of-life decisions and ovarian cancer with her 2017 viral essay in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” 

Early Detection

Because we know that early detection increases a woman’s survival rate exponentially, we support ovarian cancer research and education initiatives in this area. Along with ovarian cancer early detection awareness activities, the Foundation funds Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Research Grant studies which pursue new, non-invasive testing strategies for the early detection of ovarian cancer, and ultimately aim to change and save lives. 

Learn more about the Foundation, our ovarian cancer research grant studies, our annual benefit the Yellow Umbrella Party: An Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation Benefit, and Amy Krouse Rosenthal on our website, You can contact us at or (312) 834-4029. For more updates and news, follow the The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation on Facebook and on Instagram @akrfoundation.

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