Margraf supports “Città della Speranza”, founded in 1994 by Franco Masello. The Foundation assumed the main objective of collecting funds to build a new and modern oncohematology pediatric department in Padova hospital.
Today, the Clinic of Pediatric Oncohematology is connected with the most important Italian and international centers working on pediatric oncohematology. It is the National Centre for the diagnosis of acute leukemia, and the molecular characterization of lymphoma and sarcoma in children.
Finally, as the most recent endeavor, in June 2012 the Institute of Pediatric Research (IRP) Città della Speranza was inaugurated in Padova: with 17.500 sm and 250 researchers this is the largest research center on pediatric diseases of Europe.