Northern Territory Cancer Support Organisations Receive 2016 Dry July Funds.
We have announced the 41 recipients of this year’s Dry July Foundation Grant Program as part of the 2016 Dry July campaign.
In the Northern Territory, we have provided funding to the Cancer Council NT for the following:
o Support for Aboriginal patients staying at Barbara James House in Darwin
o Face to face support for remote patients at Darwin, Alice and Katherine treatment centres
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Outdoor area at Alan Walker Cancer Centre
Cancer Council NT will use a Dry July Foundation grant to build a garden with outdoor furnishing and a dedicated area for art activities at Alan Walker Cancer Centre.
Some patients especially from remote areas are uncomfortable sitting in the waiting area with other patients and in a confined space. Quite often they occupy the wooden bench outside.
Other patients have suggested of a quiet place to relax and reflect especially when having to long waits between appointments or treatment.
AWCC Aboriginal art activities are currently done outside - a garden will not only be more comfortable but provide inspiration for our artistic patients. Non-indigenous patients are also invited to do art.
Cancer Council NT Support Area in Alice Springs
Cancer Council NT is using a grant award from the Dry July Foundation to make the Cancer Council NT office in Alice Springs more comforting for clients. They will be improving storage facilities to make room for new furniture, to greater utilise the space available.
CCNT hosts cancer information group meetings in their office open area and see more clients in the private consultation room. Other cancer organisations, such as CanTeen and the Leukaemia Foundation, do not have an office space in Alice Springs and these organisations could use the new private room and meeting area to see clients and network when they visit Alice Springs once these areas are updated.
Illuminating Bunkers at Alan Walker Cancer Centre
Dry July was pleased to provide funds for the purchase and installation of artwork in the two radiotherapy linear accelerator bunkers at Alan Walker Cancer Centre in Darwin.
These illuminations aim to make the bunkers a little more welcoming for patients who are undergoing what can be a very intimidating treatment. Radiation therapy is delivered to a patient alone, in a lead lined room, so having something to look at is a welcome distraction.
Transportation for Darwin Patients
Royal Darwin Hospital is purchasing a car with funds raised by Dry July 2013.
This purchase will assist cancer patients by assisting with transport to and from their appointments, reducing their expenses for and physical burden on patients who would otherwise be unable to attend appointments.