the founder

Ana Paola Diniz founded the ARD Foundation on January 2017.

After the death of her father, Alcides dos Santos Diniz, Ana Paola decided to channel all her pain into something positive by helping others. She named her non-profit organization after both her parents, believing that the best way to honor their memory would be through the collective effort of selfless people who wish to find a cure for cancer. Today, she uses her influence to help the Foundation raise funds by spreading awareness of the importance of prevention and early diagnosis of this terrible disease.

Outside of the ARD Foundation, she works and operates the Malabo APD, as owner and president of the kennel. She is internationally recognized for her work as a breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks, being the only foreigner to hold AKC’s title of Breeder of Merit.