Our Work

We have been assisting families of children battling cancer in a variety of different ways for more than nine years through:

  • the Scaffidi Foundation Scholarship to help fund primary, secondary or tertiary educational fees for one student (or sibling) impacted by cancer
  • direct assistance to help families in need with grocery shopping, utility bills, rent / mortgage payments and travel to and from the hospital
  • annual family holidays to Queensland including flights, accommodation and spending money
  • gifts and special wishes for children in need
  • Working with Challenge – supporting kids with cancer to establish the Scaffidi Foundation Parent Lounge within the Challenge Family Centre in West Melbourne, a place where families can come together and feel completely supported in their journey from the time of diagnosis, through the treatment period and beyond.


    Foundation Profile: Jess

    JessJess, age 9, was first diagnosed with cancer when she was 3.5 years old. She has had a kidney tumour, four brain tumours and has undergone regular radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Shortly after meeting Jess, Angela from the Scaffidi Foundation made a deal with her; if she was brave enough to go through with her treatment, Angela would dye her hair hot pink, Jess’ favourite colour. Read more ...