About Us


The ARD Foundation’s President, Ms. Paola Diniz, to help the millions of patients around the world that suffer from cancer. Preventing and treating cancer still poses a major challenge and affects not only patients but their friends and family. Ms. Diniz herself experienced the painful loss of family members to this disease and has dedicated tremendous resources and established a state-of-the-art medical research center to advance the fight against cancer. Together we can live heathier, reduce the occurance of cancer and support the science behind a potential cure and treatment of cancer. Towards this goal, the ARD Foundation will be hosting a signature event to raise awareness, support and funds for research and wellness for those impacted by cancer

Our Mission

The mission of the ARD Foundation is to raise funds and foster basic and translational research to identify genetic causes of specific cancers, understand how genes contribute to the disease, and use that understanding to help develop better prevention and treatment strategies. We believe that genomic approaches as well as immunotherapy will promote early diagnosis and prevention and develop cutting-edge technologies to successfully fight cancer.

Bi-annual signature events will help raise awareness and resources to advance our goals. In addition, we are collaborating with the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to support their Cancer Genetic and Genomics program. We intend to partner and support many other universities and cancer research institutes in the United States and Brazil.

Our Vision

The vision of the ARD Foundation is that high-impact breakthrough and game-changing discoveries in genomic and immunotherapy will lead to successful cancer prevention and treatment for everyone, everywhere.