Every year about 65.000 European women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 43.000 die every year. In Sweden the statistics are even worse, about 700 women are diagnosed and 550 die. New treatments and screening methods are urgently needed to reduce these numbers.
Lena Wäppling's Foundation is supporting research within the field of gynecology, mainly ovarian cancer research. The Foundation is based in Sweden, but is funding research all over the world.
The Foundation is a private, independent foundation. It was founded in April 2019, with an initial donation from the founder, Lena Wäppling. The Foundation is using its yearly return on investments, as well as donations to support research. The Foundation can decide to fund projects , on its own initiative or based on applications.
Lena Wäppling's Foundation is registered at the Swedish County Administrative Board and is under its supervision and control.
Lena Wäppling, a stage 4 ovarian cancer survivor, is the founder
Read more about Lena's personal cancer journey, and her focus on raising awareness about ovarian cancer, share a positive message and give hope.
Jonas Eriksson Bergdahl
Karin Swärd Lindberg