Founder of the Cozinha Fit, Sylvia Pozzobon shares her healthy and delicious recipes on her website. She graduated from UFRJ and now works as a nutritionist, helping adults and elderly live healthier lives. A cancer survivor herself, Pozzobon teamed up with ARD Foundation to create the StepUpToHealth Program, promoting cancer research and giving lectures on the importance of maintaining healthy habits. Above all, she also promotes our work through her social media pages.

Sylvia Pozzobon

Having worked as a nurse prior to her modeling career, Ribeiro knows very well the challenges patients and medical staff face on a daily basis. Since 2009, she has worked with a numerous of world renowned designers, including Versace, Chanel, Gucci, Shiatzy Chen, Louis Vuitton, and more. She’s also done numerous appearances for the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show. As an ambassador, Ribeiro promotes the ARD Foundation through her social media pages.

Lais Ribeiro

A famous Brazilian model and actor, Gianecchine starred in numerous of Brazil’s most famous
telenovelas and films. He graduated with a law degree from Pontifical Catholic University of São
Paulo and worked with fashion houses in Paris, London, New York, Berlin, and Milan. Since he
was diagnosed with cancer in August 2011, he’s been working tirelessly to raise awareness for
cancer treatment.

Reynaldo Gianecchini

Actress, model, and singer, Emilia Pedersen has achieved a lot in her 14 years of life. With a Danish father, a Brazilian mother, and living in New York, Pedersen is fluent in four different languages, has appeared in magazines, and starred in a numerous plays.

Emilia Pedersen

A former model and fashion editor, and current television host and singer, Parlatore started her career while working in Japan. In 2015 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after undergoing treatment, she became a dedicated and passionate spokesperson who hopes to raise awareness for early detection. She was the recipient of the ARD Foundation’s Voice of Hope Award, given out during our 2018 Gala in Houston, TX.

Sabrina Parlatore

The achievements of Dutch swimmer Sharon Van Rouwendaal speak for themselves; she is one of today’s most renowned athletes. Olympic champion of the Rio 2016 Games’ 10km open water marathon, the young 25 years old also wishes to make a difference outside of the pool and the sea. She is ARD Foundation’s new ambassador. Therefore, her mission is to promote the Foundation around the world, bringing its message of hope to all who dedicate themselves to new cancer treatment research.

Sharon Van Rouwendaal