The Rita and Marty Silverman Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research

A personal campaign sponsored by Marty Silverman and His Family In Loving Memory of our Dear Rita

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Honoring Dr. Lorna Rodriguez MD, PhD,

Gynecologic Oncologist & Director of Precision Medicine,
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Welcome once again dear family and friends to our campaign page. It has been little more than a year now since Rita’s death…a year of great loss for us all as her most loved family and friends.  Each of us, in our own personal way holds close the memory of how special she was. On a more universal scale however, we must not  forget how special Rita was for ALL women in their battle with this most dreaded disease. Her signi?cant contributions did, and will continue to add to the research in the hopes for a cure of ovarian cancer.

In this work, our very special Dr. Rodriguez continues to extend the boundaries of this research. Her work with Rita more than six years ago placed  her among the pioneers of ovarian cancer  research utilizing among other investigations, genomic analysis in order to and a more personalized / precision approach to treating the disease. She, along with  her colleagues recently represented the Cancer Institute in Washington DC to discuss the President’s new nationwide collaboration in cancer research. Dr. Rodriguez is a credit to her profession, and to the passion in her research. She  exempli?es the highest of standards to be found at this very special facility known as the Rutgers Cancer Institute Of New Jersey.  On a more personal note, the warmth, dedication, and compassion that Rita and I felt from Dr. Rodriguez…indeed, that all of her patients feel will never be forgotten.  Our fund supports and honors them all.

Your gracious support of our fund these past few years has been heartwarming, indeed overwhelming. We are honored to have you as family and friends. As was Rita… are very special people, and we deeply appreciate your consideration in continuing to help us. For what Rita started…now in her memory for ALL women…Thank You

Marty, Brian & Shana, Gene & Elana,

Matt & Rachie, Aaron & Sophie

Please click the "Support Me!" button above to make your online gift.

If you prefer to mail your gift, please make gifts payable to:
And mail to:
Rutgers University Foundation
Attn: Stephanie Kenyon
120 Albany Street
Tower 1, Suite 305
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

On the memo line or in your enclosed note, please write: "In memory of Rita Silverman." This will ensure your gift is directed appropriately. 

For any questions or to make a secure donation over the phone, please contact Stephanie Kenyon at 848-932-7981


The Silverman Family would like to take this opportunity to Thank all of the wonderful people who make up the staff of the Rutgers University Foundation headed by Joan Russo. We would especially like to Thank Kaitlyn Woodward, who’s kindness & compassion has made this process of giving for Rita’s of great comfort, and support.


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