The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation is a non-profit organization providing funding for ovarian cancer research as well as child literacy, causes important to Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
HHPLIFT is donating 25% of sales of the AKR Collection to The Amy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation
The Amy Krouse Rosenthal (AKR) 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.
Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Because we know that early detection increases a woman's survival rate exponentially, we support ovarian cancer research and education initiatives in this area. Our funding focus is on research toward early detection, as well as awareness of the importance of early testing and detection.
Childhood Literacy: We are committed to early childhood literacy efforts that support children as they learn to read so that they can explore their imaginations, connect with stories, and ultimately gain the skills they need to make their mark on the world. The Foundation’s efforts include distributing books to early head start, rural education services, and in-need children in Chicago and across the U.S.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal made the ordinary into something extraordinary. Amy completed more than 40 books, including bestselling children’s books, grownup memoirs, and keepsake journals. She made short films and YouTube videos, gave TED talks and provided radio commentary for NPR, among others. Amy received critical success for her memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, named by Amazon as one the top 10 memoirs of the decade, and had numerous children’s books on The New York Times bestseller list. In March 2017, her essay “You May Want to Marry My Husband” was published in The New York Times. By the date of her death, just ten days later, the essay had been read by nearly five million people and featured on many national news outlets. A Chicago native, Amy and her husband, Jason, raised their three children in Chicago.