About Us

The Shandar Smith Foundation is currently undergoing a transformation from its original vision when established in 2002. We have a new vision, new logo, and revamping our FB page and we will become the Shandar Smith Cancer Foundation.
Our objective is to travel to rural areas and support families who have a child with Cancer. To do this the Founder, Doug Smith and his wife, have purchased a vehicle and caravan and will donate these to the Foundation for use. As February 2024 will be the 20th anniversary of the passing of Shandar it is fitting the Foundation will endeavour to commence its work in accordance with this new direction as of that date. Preparations are well under way.



Doug Smith – Founder and Trustee

Hi, I am Doug and am Shandar’s dad.

In 2002 the Foundation was formed during Shandar’s illness, with a vision of utilising internet technology to allow childhood Cancer sufferers to communicate “face to face” with each other. Technology has progressed and with it the Foundation evolves with a new pathway to provide support to families who have a child with Cancer.

Shandar lost her battle in 2004 however her memory will live on forever because of the fight that was within her and the inspiration she created.

Her legacy is the inner strength she gave me that provided the drive for the establishment of the Foundation.