Raiders to support Olivia Lambert Appeal

One dollar from every ticket sold to this Saturday’s must win clash between the Canberra Raiders and North Queensland Cowboys will be donated to the Olivia Lambert Appeal.

The Raiders, in conjunction with ticket provider, Ticketek, and match day sponsor ActewAGL, are playing their part to help the Olivia Lambert Appeal raise the much need $300,000 to send young Olivia to Germany to have life saving treatment.

Show your support to the Canberra Raiders, and help young Olivia by securing your tickets to the match today!


About Olivia Lambert:
Olivia Lambert is a bright and beautiful 6 year old girl who suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare and very aggressive childhood cancer. Most common in children under the age of five, neuroblastoma affects the nervous system. Olivia was initially diagnosed in September 2006 when she was just over two and a half years old. After many rounds of intensive chemotherapy, an autologous bone marrow transplant and radiation, Olivia was placed in remission. A further 12 months of oral chemotherapy then followed, but despite this intensive treatment, Olivia relapsed in April, 2008. Doctors gave her just 6 to 9 months to live, her fight continued with further rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy which miraculously, again, put her in remission for almost two years. Sadly, on 2 July 2010, after routine scans in Sydney, Olivia’s doctors advised that she had once again relapsed. This time the disease was more widespread, in her leg and bone marrow and treatment in Australia is limited with doctors only offering her palliative chemotherapy.

Olivia’s mother, Kirsty has spent countless hours desperately searching the internet for other treatment options from around the world for relapsed patients. Just when she thought all options had been exhausted, she stumbled across a pilot program being run by a professor at Greifswald University Hospital in Germany.

With the support specialists at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Olivia’s parents have decided to take her to Germany for the antibody treatment with the hope that it will save her life.

This treatment will come at a massive cost and time is not on Olivia’s side. At least $300,000 is needed to fund Olivia’s treatment in Germany. It is simply not possible for the Lambert’s and their extended family to generate the funds necessary to cover the treatment and associated living costs and as a result are launching a public appeal for help.