Lena Wäppling's Foundation
Lena Wäppling's Foundation was founded in May 2019. The Foundation is the only ovarian cancer survivor-led charity in Europe that raises and grants funds globally to support research into early diagnosis and treatments for ovarian cancer. The Foundation is private and independent, and is based in Sweden. It uses its yearly dividends, as well as donations for its research grants. Decisions to fund projects can be taken on the Foundation's own initiative or based on applications. The Foundation is a registered charity with a Swedish 90 account.
Read our Annual reports and statutes
We believe in a future where no woman dies of ovarian cancer.
Our mission is to fund research anywhere in the world that will result in early diagnosis and better treatments for ovarian cancer
Knowledge & Efficiency
We focus on what will make a difference: research
Ovarian cancer is the most devastating type of cancer impacting on women's lives. Medical breakthroughs are urgently needed. That's why we direct our resources exclusively to this field and only for research. Because innovation in this space is our only hope.
Collaboration & Accountability
We make your donations count
We coordinate our efforts with the help of a scientific committee to ensure your donations go to projects that can make a difference. We have a 90-account holder status from the Swedish Fundraising Control. This means we are committing at least 75% of our income directly to our cause. Currently, we are allocating 100% of our funds to research!
Openness & Unity
We believe in science without borders
Diseases have no borders. Neither should research! That's why we grant funds anywhere in the world important research happens.
Board & Memberships
Lena Wäppling is the Chair Person of the board. She is joined by the board members: Jonas Eriksson Bergdahl, Johanna Landin, Karin Swärd and Lisa Ehrborg.
The Foundation is a member of ENGAGe; a network of European patient advocacy groups and associations active in the different gynecological cancers (particularly ovary, endometrial, cervix, vulva and rare cancers).
Patient- and Carer Advisory Board
Our Patient and Carer Advisory Board is there to help us ensure that we don’t miss any important opportunities to involve people affected by ovarian cancer in the work and strategic direction of the foundation.
So far this Advisory Board have:
helped us with planning of our activities
helped us improve our website
helped us further develop our charity run: Lena's Run for Life
The Patient and Carer Advisory Board is not fixed by way of membership but we aim to always maintain a core group of between 5-10 patients and carers.
Advisory Board Members: