Funds raised from Dry July directly benefits thousands of Queenslanders impacted by cancer.
Last year, your funds helped Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) offer an Interlodge Transport Service to regional cancer patients staying at our accommodation lodges in Cairns, Townsville, South Brisbane, and Herston.
The free service transports patients and their carers from our lodges to local treatment facilities, as well as to and from airports and major transit centres.
Each year our Interlodge Transport Service provides more than 10,000 patient and carer transport trips, helping to ease some of the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Rockhampton local Arthur Cranston was one of many Queenslanders who used the service this year.
Arthur and his wife Helen stayed at CCQ’s Charles Wanstall Apex Lodge in Brisbane for more than eight weeks, following Arthur’s diagnosis of prostate cancer.
“I was absolutely blown away by the services on offer, including the Interlodge Transport Service,” he said.
“It was paradise to have someone come and take you to and from treatments, and take you shopping when you needed to go.
“This vital service makes a big difference to people having treatment away from home and it is made possible through the support of the community.
“The volunteers and staff were so friendly and I cannot speak highly enough about it.”
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland’s Transport Services, visit cancerqld.org.au and click on the ‘Get Support’ tab, or phone Cancer Council’s 13 11 20.