In 1996, Gabrielle Rich Aouad, an Oxford graduate, actress and writer, succumbed to acute myelogenous leukemia, a secondary cancer she developed due to the toxicity of her treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma. She was only 27 years old.
Her mother Denise and sisters, Daniella and Ilona, believed the best way to honor Gabrielle’s memory was to turn their extraordinary grief into a positive force for others. Gabrielle's spirit lives on in the work of the organization created in her memory: Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds the nation's best and brightest physician-scientists just starting their labs whose work focuses on finding less toxic treatments for leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.
For two decades, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation has funded the most cutting-edge and creative scientific ideas with awards totaling nearly $33M in global giving. On average, 85 cents of every dollar directly funds research. To learn more, visit: gabriellesangels.org