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Funds raised through Dry July 2021 will help improve the patient experience for people undergoing cancer treatment at Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

Barwon Health’s Cancer Services provides world class treatment options including radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy, apheresis unit/stem cell collection, transplant clinic and haematology services. We have a dedicated cancer inpatient ward at University Hospital Geelong, and a range of complementary services such as clinical trials and pharmacy at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre allowing us to offer patients the very best treatments available.
This year, with your help we’re fundraising for comfort and care therapies and equipment across Barwon Health Cancer Services. The therapies include exercise therapy and art therapy which will provide patients having treatment at University Hospital Geelong with physical, mental and emotional health benefits.

Dry July has made a big difference on patients receiving care at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre. Funds from Dry July 2020 have provided a refurbishment of the accommodation and garden area at Ba-Lee Lodges which provide essential accommodation for patients based in regional areas.

The Ba-Lee Lodge complex comprises of five self-contained units, a communal laundry and al fresco area. These units were originally donated following the Bali bombing disaster by the Lee Family in memory of their children. Funding from Dry July will help to repaint, recarpet and refurnish to help create a home away from home. Cancer patients from the Barwon South West Region who are attending Andrew Love Cancer Centre and University Hospital Geelong for consultation, treatment, surgery or recovery can use this accommodation during treatment.

Funds raised through Dry July 2021 will help provide support to vital programs and activities at Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre Wellness Lounge. The Wellness Lounge incorporates wellness components and provides a range of therapies for patients as well as lifestyle and survivorship programs. The therapies provided combine with allied health services such as social work, psychology and pastoral care support.

Every year, Barwon Health cares for and treats over 20,000 individual cancer patients from the Geelong and Western Victoria region, with 2,400 of these being new cancer patients. For more information about Barwon Health Cancer Services, please visit www.barwonhealth.org.au/cancer-services/

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Art Therapy at Andrew Love Cancer Centre

Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong has used funds from Dry July towards an art therapy program.

Art therapy is used to help patients manage physical and psychological issues by using creative activities to express emotions. It provides an outlet for people to address emotional conflicts about their diagnosis and treatment, and express feelings that they may not be able to speak about out loud. The process of producing art can also be a relaxation tool for cancer patients. Trained art therapists guide patients through this therapy.

Donate to Barwon Health's Andrew Love Cancer Centre, Geelong