Almost a Princess:
My Life as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor
Jane Loeb Rubin
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Third annual 'In the Loupe for a Cure' event at Gallery Loupe! 

We are pleased to invite you to join us in supporting The Mathilda Fund, an inspirational project devoted to fighting and  curing uring ovarian cancer.

In support of this effort, artists Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner of The Opulent Project studio have designed a Limited Edition sterling silver commemorative brooch/pendant at $195 each. As in the 2011 and 2012 brooch/pendants, the artists were challenged to interpret the ribbons. In this piece, the design represents the community of support that helps promote healing.

All proceeds will benefit the Fund.

Join us on Saturday, Oct 5th, 11am – 5 pm for an event devoted to this vital cause. Preorder yours now by calling The Gallery Loupe, 973.744.0061.


Second Annual Gallery Loupe Event - 'In the Loupe for a Cure'

Montclair, NJGallery Loupe, the premiere art jewelry gallery in the metropolitan New York area, will host a fundraising event in September to support the Mathilda Fund, an organization focused on ovarian cancer research. 

The Mathilda Fund HeartMathilda Fund Brooch by Pat Flynn 

The gallery has commissioned, for the second year, a special limited edition brooch in honor of the Mathilda Fund. This year's brooch is designed by internationally recognized goldsmith Pat Flynn. The brooch will be available with either a sterling silver or 18K gold ribbon and will be offered exclusively at the gallery on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012 with all proceeds going to the Mathilda Fund. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from all sales that weekend will be donated to the Mathilda fund. Brooches may be ordered by email and phone.


Jane Rubin, author of Almost a Princess: My Life as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor, is Director of Neuroscience for Atlantic Health System. The Matilda Fund was established in honor of her great-grandmother, who died of cancer before the research advances of the modern era. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.  The Matilda Fund is dedicated to supporting research to discover a cure, with all donations supporting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).  All royalties from purchase of Almost a Princess are also donated to the Fund. 


 Pat Flynn is known for both his elegant bracelets and necklaces that combine blackened steel with 22k, 18k, platinum, diamonds and pearls; and, for his meticulous hinges and latches.  He has been featured in "Metalsmith" magazine and, most recently included in Masters of Stone Setting by Alan Revere.  His work can be found in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York.  His work has most recently been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; and the Yale Art Gallery at Yale University in Connecticut.  Pat Flynn lives and works in High Falls, New York.



Gallery Loupe showcases the work of cutting edge contemporary studio jewelers. Situated in close proximity to New York City it draws both a vibrant group of serious and sophisticated art jewelry collectors as well as individuals who are simply interested in viewing and learning about this important genre.

 Representing both established and emerging artists from around the world, the gallery offers the public an opportunity to see the best and most exciting jewelry being created today. It often features works that use new materials and provocative subjects or approaches. Gallery Loupe's exhibitions offer the public a unique opportunity to become immersed in the exciting world of art jewelry.

Located in the artistic community of Montclair, Gallery Loupe is surrounded by interesting shops and excellent restaurants and is an easy walk from The Montclair Art Museum. A short bus or train ride from Manhattan, it is easy to make a visit to the gallery a full day's destination. 

For further information: 

Gallery Loupe             973 744 0061  


Ovarian Cancer...What Every Woman Needs to Know, September 12, 2012, 6:30-8:30, Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater Level B - Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ, 800-247-9580

Morris County Library's Authors Day Celebration, Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10am-2pm

Writer's SpotlightCongregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ, Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:30pmNarrative Medicine Workshop, Temple B'Nai Or, Sunday, March 4, 2012, 60 Overlook Road, Morristown, NJ, 973 539-4539.

Words Maplewood Bookstore, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30pm, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ, 973-763-9500.

Gallery Loupe, 50 Church Street, Montclair, through October, Introducing, The Mathilda Brooch, Artist, Barbara Seidenath, an international contemporary metal jeweler has designed a brooch/pendant to increase awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. Proceeds will be donated to The Mathilda Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research, (973) 744-0061 -5 BROOCHES STILL AVAILABLE!

"Author's Talk" at the 92nd Street Y, Monday, October 17th, 1:00 - 2:30, Warburg Lounge, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, 212-415-5630.   



Cancer survivor and Almost a Princess author shares her story at 92Y.

In Almost a Princess, Rubin, now 57, reflects on her life growing up in a secular Jewish home with a hard-nosed, but loving father; marrying her high school sweetheart at 19; raising three children as a divorced single parent; working in the healthcare field; remarrying in her forties; and becoming a grandmother, all with the wise insights gained from struggling with her own health challenges. At first, she wrote about her experiences as a therapeutic exercise, to gain self understanding as she faced down cancer, but, at the urging of family and friends, became determined to share the coping strategies she developed for herself with other survivors and their families.

Book signing follows the event. Half of all royalties from this publication will be donated to ovarian cancer research.



Mayor's 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence of Ovarian Cancer, Sunday, 10/16/2011, West Orange, Book Sales and Signing

Break the Silence, Rosie's Trattoria, September 25th, 1-7pm, Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ

Town Book Store, Saturday, September 24th, 2-4pm, 270 E Broad St., Westfield, NJ, (908) 233-3535

Kaleidoscope of Hope Morris Walkathon- Sunday, September 11, 2011, Loantaka Brook Reservation,  Morristown NJ       
South St. entrance, Morristown
One, 3 and 5-mile routes - Walkers are welcome to bring their dogs ( $10 fee) Book purchase and signing

JCC Scotch Plains, Sunday, September 18th, 12-1, 1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2516
(908) 889-8800

New Providence, NJ - Book Club Discussion, August 16, 2011

JCC - Whippany, NJ, Sunday, August 14, 2011, "Genetically-Based Cancers"

Culver Lake Vendor Show, Culver Lake Clubhouse, Branchville, NJ, Saturday, July 23, 2011

World Research Group Conference, Wyndham Blake Hotel, Monday, June 20, 2011, Chicago, Illinois

Morris County Library, Thursday, June 16th, 6:30-8pm, 30 E Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ (973) 285-6930

Barnes and Noble, Springfield, Wednesday, June 1, 6pm, 240 Route 22W, Springfield, NJ (973) 376-8544

Barnes and Noble, Livingston Mall, Thursday, May 26th, 7pm, Livingston Mall, 112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ (973) 758-1310

Mendham Book Store, Tuesday, May 17th 6pm, Mendham Village Shopping Center, Mendham, NJ (973) 543-4949

Overlook Medical Center, Wednesday May 18th, 11 am, "Conversations in Critical Care: The Art of Skillful Communication - Patient Interview". 

Book Launch Celebration, Wednesday, May 11th, 6pm, Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Ave, Summit, NJ. 

Jane at the Book Launch Celebration

Jane speaking at the Book Launch Celebration.

Jane and her granddaughter Lily at the Book Launch Celebration

Jane and her granddaughter Lily at the Book Launch Celebration

Signing pictures at the Book Launch Celebration

    Signing books at the Book Launch Celebration