September marks Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness of the devastating effects of childhood cancer and raise vital funds for research into finding a cure. To commemorate, Children’s Cancer Institute has engaged in a variety of awareness and fundraising activities throughout the month.
Olivia Lambert was a bright and happy little girl with an infectious smile and a fun-loving spirit. Diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at age two and a half, she fought the disease bravely for six years. Her legacy and spirit continue with the appointment of Dr Joshua McCarroll as the Olivia Lambert Team Leader.
Last week, we excitedly gathered together here at Children's Cancer Institute to Host A Roast and get behind a great initiative led by our corporate partner, Steggles, to help support Australian Children's Charities, including us. Some felt like it was Christmas come early!
The 2018 Live for Lily Butterfly Ball was held on 16 June in Melbourne’s Palladium at Crown. It was a fantastic evening and a huge success, raising much-needed funds to support our research.
One of our Clinical Research Fellows, Dr Toby Trahair, is taking part in the Tour de Cure Signature Tour 2018 which starts on Friday 27th April, raising money for cancer research by cycling 1110km from Mackay to Cairns.
Mackenzie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at just 9 years old. Her mum, Errin, has recently spoken about Mackenzie’s journey.
Simone Leckey is a Laboratory Support Assistant in our labs. This weekend she gave her hair to help people with cancer.
Can riding a mountain bike 1000km through outback Australia help end childhood cancer? Yes, when it’s the 2018 Ride for Lily.
On 18 March the Balmoral Swim for Cancer will once again raise funds for our research. Swimmers, suit up!
Helena Wylie, Director of the Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation, recently dropped by to see a new piece of essential equipment purchased by the Foundation.