About Elana Waldman and The Elana Waldman Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Elana battled ovarian cancer for almost 8 years. Despite difficult treatments, numerous side effects, and many ups and downs, Elana's dynamic personality, sense of humor, and dedication to her family and friends never ceased.

Elana was a loving wife to Mark, an adoring mother to Sydney, and a dedicated daughter, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law and friend.

Elana was an exceptional lawyer, a tireless volunteer fundraiser and passionate advocate for ovarian cancer awareness. She inspired thousands with her words and with the way she chose to live her life in the face of such adversity. She was also a "fashionista" who always appreciated a great pair of shoes.

Elana requested that donations in her memory support ovarian cancer research at The Princess Margaret. Her life and legacy will continue to inspire us all.

When first diagnosed, she created a fund to support research for Ovarian Cancer. Often called "a disease the whispers" because of the difficulty in diagnosing this form of cancer, Elana sought to bring a voice to those with Ovarian Cancer creating a campaign entitled "Time To Shout". Through events such as aWEARness, and Dance to Conquer Cancer as well as other fundraising ideas, Elana, along with many others, raised significant funds for research.

The Elana Waldman Ovarian Cancer Research Program will now build on all of Elana's efforts creating a $3M program in her name to find ways for earlier diagnosis, greater awareness, better treatments and ultimately longer lives.

Elana took part in clinical trials under the direction of
Dr. Amit Oza. To read more about his work, please click here. 

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at The University Health Network raises funds for research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which includes the Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer research.  More information about the Foundation can be found at www.thepmcf.ca

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering personalized cancer medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 international cancer research centres, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca