Gabrielle Rich Aouad grew up in Switzerland where she graduated from Aiglon School. She graduated with honors from Oxford University in England, earning her B.A. in philosophy and modern languages. Fluent in five languages, Gabrielle was a champion skier, an expert in horseback riding and a skilled rock mountain climber.
In the summer of 1991, she moved to New York and joined the NYU intensive film program where she met her future husband, Philip Aouad. At the tender age of 23, she was diagnosed with advanced stage Hodgkin’s disease. Her strength and feistiness never failed through months of painful treatment.
20 Years of Funding
Helping to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients.
The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.
Medical Advisory Board
*Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D.
By the Numbers
We take the commitment of our donors seriously. By showing fiscal responsibility in program, administrative and fundraising costs, 92 cents of every dollar we raise directly funds the future leaders of cancer research.
Events & News
April 17, 2019
We are so thrilled to announce the eight junior investigators selected to receive our prestigious Medical Research Awards this year! These $225,000 awards are dispersed over a three year period and provide the seed funding that these talented researchers need to achieve their next big breakthrough. THANK YOU to every single one of you who have supported us this past year - these awards are a direct result of your generosity!
May 4, 2019
We're so excited to host our first ever Yoga for a Cure event! Please join us on Saturday, May 4th at 1pm for a special private yoga class in the beautiful Gym on 5th studio. Guests will also receive a VIP gift bag with products valued at over $200! Tickets are $50 and all money goes directly towards our mission to cure cancer. Generously sponsored by Michael Todd Beauty, Grande Cosmetics, and Gym on 5th.
On November 16th, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation research grantees from the past two decades came together for our 9th Annual Medical Symposium at 54 Below in New York City. The Medical Symposium provides a forum for the nation’s leading cancer research scientists to present their work in the hematologic malignancies and encourages collaborations across institutions. In the afternoon, donors joined the session to hear from our most recent class of grantees about the latest projects funded by the Foundation. Attendees were also treated to a performance by Caly Bevier, ovarian cancer survivor and America's Got Talent finalist.