Go Dry this July for Bendigo Health

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating for a patient. At Bendigo Health we believe that living in a regional area should not contribute further to this challenge.

In conjunction with our world class Cancer Centre, our dedicated Cancer Wellness Program aims to support our patients’ emotional and physical wellbeing, helping to reduce some of the burden of the disease by offering programs that extend beyond traditional medical treatment.

Your pledge to go Dry this July (or even a just partly Dry!) will help raise vital funds for the expansion of our Cancer Wellness Program and establishment of a dedicated Wellness Centre.

Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program incorporates oncology massage, cancer rehabilitation, yoga, meditation, music and pet therapy and importantly a Cancer Wellness Coordinator to connect our patients to the services that best meets their physical and emotional needs.

The establishment of a new Wellness Centre will provide a dedicated stand-alone centre within the hospital precinct to offer these programs and provide a quiet nurturing space for relaxation and reflection.

How it works

Dry July Step 1 - Sign-up to the challenge

Sign-up to the challenge and choose 31, 21 or 14 days dry

Dry July Step 2 - Go alcohol-free in July

Go alcohol-free in July

Dry July Step 3 - Ask friends and family to sponsor you

Ask friends and family to sponsor you

Dry July Step 4 - Help people affected by cancer

Help people affected by cancer.

Sign up for free

There is no minimum fundraising amount or cost to sign up to Dry July!

Golden Tickets

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.

Important Note

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.