We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2018 Dry July Foundation Grant Program in Queensland.
The money for the Grant Program was raised by Dry July 2018 participants, who elected to fundraise for the Dry July Foundation as part of their alcohol-free month.
In October, the Dry July Foundation invited cancer support organisations to apply for a grant. Each grant application was capped at $50,000, however organisations could apply for more than one grant.
Nationally, we received an incredible 171 grant applications from 65 organisations across Australia, totalling over $6.4m. With $4.1m available from this year’s Dry July, we were able to award funding to 138 projects.
Since 2008, the Dry July Foundation has funded more than 1,200 projects for 80 cancer support organisations across Australia.
Congratulations to this year’s Queensland Grant Program recipients:
Bundaberg Heath Services Foundation
• Cancer Patient Transport, providing patients with access to transport to ensure they are able to attend their treatment appointments
Cancer Council Queensland
• Expanding the Transport to Treatment Program into more areas, in order to support more cancer patients across Queensland.
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation
• iSTAT for Mossman Hospital: a blood testing device allowing for accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment, often for injuries or illness at a patient’s bedside/point of care
• Remedial massage chair for Innisfail Hospital to provide comfort to patients who are receiving treatment for a substantial amount of time
• Vital Signs monitor for Atherton Hospital to significantly reduce the disturbance to patients
Mater Cancer Care Centre, Brisbane
• Nature scene wall wraps to enhance the surroundings of the cancer centre and help to lift the spirits of the patients
• Ward 10B Patient Lounge upgrades to give patients and their family members a private, non-clinical space
• National Counselling Program: an online counselling program for mums with cancer and their families, to better manage the impact of her illness on their emotional wellbeing
The Wesley Hospital
• Expanding Complementary Therapy programs to allow more patients to access free therapy services at Choices Cancer Support Centre