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Hugo Stenbeck Stiftelse

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Background Information

Affiliations

Founding Board Member
Queen Silvia's World Childhood Foundation

Co-Founder
WISE

Board Member
SeeYourImpact Technologies Inc

Founder
Imperative

Founder
Social Visionary Foundation

Founder
Remedee Foundation

Board Member
Glocal Forum

Board Member
Glocalization

Education

NYU

B.A.

English and American Literature

New York University

degree

English and American Literature

New York University

Web References (97 Total References)


Philanthropist Fights Ovarian Cancer - CRI

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Sophie Stenbeck | Stenbeck Foundation Fights Ovarian Cancer Philanthropist Fights Ovarian Cancer - CRI

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Sophie Stenbeck lost her mother, Merrill, to ovarian cancer in 2006. In 2009, her family's foundation awarded $1 million to CRI to support its ovarian cancer research efforts.
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Sophie Stenbeck, president of the Stenbeck Foundation, lost her mother to ovarian cancer in 2006. In 2009, the Stenbeck Family's foundation awarded $1 million to the Cancer Research Institute to support CRI's ovarian cancer research efforts. Sophie Stenbeck, together with sister Cristina and brother Max, established the Stenbeck Foundation as a way to combine their extensive philanthropic work and achieve greater impact. According to Sophie, who presently serves as president of the Foundation, its mission is to honor causes that are close to the siblings' hearts as well as causes that were important to their parents.
Among the Foundation's main interests are research-based medical developments, primarily in early disease detection. The importance of medical research to the Stenbeck family is readily understood: a heart attack claimed their father's life at age 59 in 2002, and four years later their mother, Merrill, lost her battle with ovarian cancer within a year of her diagnosis.
"For our first grant," Sophie explained in an interview with CRI, "we wanted to choose causes that truly honored our parents. For my mother, obviously, that was an ovarian cancer study. Right away we felt we wanted to do something that would potentially save lives and prevent others from experiencing what happened to her."
According to Sophie, doctors didn't detect her mother's cancer until after the disease had already progressed to an advanced stage. She underwent aggressive treatments with chemotherapy in an attempt to bring her cancer under control. "It was very, very difficult for me to watch her go through that," Sophie shared.
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"CRI immediately felt different from other organizations," Sophie said.
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"Dr. Odunsi is incredible," Sophie said of her meeting in 2008 with him, CRI executive director Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, and other CRI staff.


Cancer Research Institute - Real Stories

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Sophie Stenbeck, President of the Stenbeck Foundation

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Donor Profile: Sophie Stenbeck
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Sophie Stenbeck tragically lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Out of her family's devastating loss came a passionate desire to help researchers find new ways to detect and treat the disease.


Cancer Research Institute - Real Stories

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Sophie Stenbeck, President of the Stenbeck Foundation

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Donor Profile: Sophie Stenbeck
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Sophie Stenbeck tragically lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Out of her family's devastating loss came a passionate desire to help researchers find new ways to detect and treat the disease.


Cancer Research Institute - Real Stories

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Sophie Stenbeck, President of the Stenbeck Foundation

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Donor Profile: Sophie Stenbeck
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Sophie Stenbeck tragically lost her mother to ovarian cancer. Out of her family's devastating loss came a passionate desire to help researchers find new ways to detect and treat the disease.


Our Staff | Remedee

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Sophie Stenbeck: President

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Sophie Stenbeck Sophie has dedicated her life's work to improving the condition of young people all over the world. With a family background in international media, she serves in a number of philanthropic roles. She is an ambassador of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Stockholm-based Kinnevik Group and a founding board member of Queen Silvia's World Childhood Foundation, addressing the social, emotional and material poverty of children around the world through its support of 90 programs in 15 countries. From 2003 to 2005 she served as brand manager for Metro International, the world's largest and fastest-growing newspaper group. Stenbeck served on the Board of Directors of the Glocal Forum, an international non-governmental organization which promotes peace-building and development activities through city-to-city partnerships and youth empowerment. Since 2004 Sophie has served on the board of the Hugo Stenbeck Stiftelse, a Swedish based charitable trust. In 2006 she worked to promote Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's public school reform legislation. Stenbeck founded Remedee in early 2007 to merge her passions for education reform, global youth advocacy, and media as a tool for change. Sophie also serves as the President of the Stenbeck Foundation. She graduated from New York University with a degree in English and American Literature.

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