Prof. Rina Zaizov Marx, a brilliant scientist, and an outstanding physician endowed with the highest standards of skill, compassion and virtue, laid the foundations for Pediatric Oncology in Israel and was the first director of the Hematology-Oncology Department at Schneider Children’s. She served as the Chief Consultant for Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Clalit Health Services, and is the Incumbent of the Josefina Maus and Gabriela Caserman Maus Chair in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Prof. Zaizov Marx was an exemplary researcher of international renown, who spearheaded new protocols in the treatment of childhood cancer. Alongside development of her academic and scientific skills, Prof. Zaizov Marx fostered community outreach through the strengthening of ties between the medical team, the patients and their families, and the community. Towards this end, she founded a public association of parents of sick children called “Amutat Chaim”, which has become an integral element in the treatment of children.