Co-Founders:

Swati Navani and Ana Maria Shah

We have known each other for more than 10 years and over the past 4 years we have organized or participated in numerous fundraisers, including races, bike rides, auctions and dinners to benefit different healthcare organizations, such as Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lymphoma Research Foundation, American Diabetes Association and Susan G. Komen. In 2017, we decided to create this non-profit organization, Vida Global Foundation, to formalize our efforts and commitment to help others in our community.

Ana and Swati have very diverse backgrounds. Swati has been working in the pharmaceutical and oncology fields for over 20 years. Her motto is “It’s not about the money.  It’s about raising awareness.”  Having daily interaction with cancer patients in her day job, Swati has always been an advocate of patient education and the need for those fighting cancer to know about all of their resources. Ana, born in Cuba, has software development experience, working in many capacities including project management, account management and testing. Ana loves outdoor activities - hiking, biking, swimming, and yoga and wants to make the world a better place.

We are volunteers and committed in making a difference in the live of others less fortunate by organizing local events to raise awareness and funds, with proceeds being donated to selected groups.

Together we can make a difference. 

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