The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting and funding awareness and research for the early detection of ovarian cancer as well as childhood literacy programs, two causes important to Amy.
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."
Because we know that early detection increases a woman's survival rate exponentially, we support ovarian cancer research and education initiatives in this area. We are also committed to supporting children as they learn to read, so they can explore their imaginations, connect with stories, and ultimately gain the skills they need to make their mark on the world. To that end, we are working with literacy partners across the country to distribute print books to the children and families who need them most.