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You can make a difference to people affected by cancer by supporting the Dry July Foundation.

Money raised will go to organisations in South Australia which offer cancer support and treatment services. Funds are awarded following a grant application round in late October each year.

Grant recipients may include small regional hospitals, metropolitan hospitals, and not-for-profit organisations. For more information please email [email protected]

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South Australian cancer support organisations benefit from Dry July Foundation Grant Program

We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2018 Dry July Foundation Grant Program in South Australia.

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 South Australian Grant Program recipients:

Cancer Council SA

• Flinders Lodge room upgrades including new carpet and curtains in each room, new queen and single beds for guests, along with a new recliner and air conditioning to make guests’ stay more comfortable

• Metropolitan Cancer Council nurse outreach program, to engage face to face with people undergoing cancer treatment and their families where required, and refer them to the most appropriate Cancer Council SA support service

• Regional Nurse Program to ensure regional South Australians are aware of the services offered not only by Cancer Council, but also by the Government and other cancer related charities

The Mary Potter Foundation

• RESTORE Cancer Wellness Program at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and Calvary Central Districts Hospital’s cancer centre. The program offers complementary therapy during treatment and educational workshops for people newly diagnosed with cancer.

For the full list of grant recipients, please visit 

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South Australian 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 South Australia, The program funded projects for 4 recipients to benefit those affected by cancer.

To view the full announcement please click on the link below:

Congratulations to this year’s Grant Program recipients in South Australia:

• Cancer Care Centre

o Art Therapy Program supplies

o New chairs for program attendees

o Refurbishment of an additional therapy room

o Vegetarian Cooking Class supplies

o Journey to Wellness course supplies

• Cancer Council SA

o Flinders Lodge rooms refurbishment

o Greenhill Lodge rooms refurbishment

• Cancer Patients Foundation

o Additional Look Good Feel Better courses in South Australia

• Flinders Foundation

o Oncology Massage Program in Ward 5G

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Update on Flinders Lodge Refurbishments

In 2015 Dry July awarded a grant to Cancer Council SA to refurbish the dining room at Flinders Lodge. New tables, chairs and stools were installed. This communal area was in need of a refresh after 20 years of use!

The stress around undergoing cancer treatment can be enormous, particularly when out of your own surroundings. Thanks to the generous efforts of supporters of Dry July Foundation Supporting SA in 2015, guests at Flinders Lodge can now feel a little more comfortable while away from home. 

It’s little things like this that could make the world of difference to someone who is already enduring the fight of their life. A big thank you to all who made this happen.

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Furnishings for the New FCIC Patient Space

The Dry July Foundation has awarded a grant to Flinders Medical Centre Foundation for furnishings in the (Dry July funded) new patient space on the ground level of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC). Works for completing the refurbishments to this space are finally underway in the Centre and we look forward to showing you the new space soon!

The grant will be used for the purchase of sofas, armchairs and coffee tables to make patients utilising the space a little more comfortable.

Exercise and Cancer Program for SA cancer patients

Cancer Council SA used Dry July Foundation grant funds to offer a weekly group program of 1.5 hours for guests at their Adelaide based Lodges, run by a qualified Exercise Physiologist. The program included:

- information on exercise during cancer treatment 
- risk assessment  
- demonstrations of simple exercises that can be continued at home 
- goal setting 

Cancer Council SA provided the venue, publicity and free transport if guests needed to attend at an alternative site. 

From July 2016, Cancer Council SA will be modifying the program to develop an activity to encourage guest participation in a fun and interesting way that also encourages activity and decreases sedentary behaviour - such as a series of group or self-guided walks around the Lodges.