Go Dry this July for Princess Alexandra Hospital
Thanks to the success of Dry July in 2019, PA Research Foundation was able to provide funding to establish the PA Hospital based Queensland Cancer Wellness Initiative.
The Queensland Cancer Wellness Initiative (QCWI) is a range of services in Queensland where people living with cancer and its ongoing impact are nurtured and empowered to access evidence-based support at a time and place that works for individual needs.
In 2020 PA Hosptial's aim is to expand QCWI programs so that as many patients as possible can benefit and experience improved health outcomes.
These programs are a retreat for all people with cancer and their families at the PA Hospital and currently includes access to activities such as:
• cooking classes
• physiotherapy & exercise wellness
• massage & yoga
• Lymphoedema treatment and support
• leisure activities such as gaming consoles and movies which help take patients mind off the stress of cancer treatment
• pet therapy
• nutrition and dietary support
• programs to counteract cancer related fatigue
• social and emotional support
Sign up for free
There is no minimum fundraising amount or cost to sign up to Dry July!
If you have a special occasion in July, you can always buy a Golden Ticket. A Golden Ticket gives a Dry July participant a night off their challenge. For a minimum $25 donation, even a night off can still make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.