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.
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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
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.
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.
Upgrades at Flinders Lodge
The Dry July Foundation has awarded a grant to Cancer Council SA to upgrade and refurbish the dining room, waiting room & reception area at Cancer Council Flinders Lodge to improve level of comfort and ambience of these rooms. This will include:
- replacement of dining area chairs and tables
- purchase of new sofa and lounge chairs for the waiting room
- upgrade of reception counters
- new carpeting
Guests to the Lodge should be presented as warm and welcoming environment; being away from home and going through a difficult time already, we want to make their stay as comfortable as possible.