Solaris Cancer Care

48 Supporters



Make a Difference

Sign up to Dry July 2022 and raise funds for Solaris Cancer Care.

Spread The Word

Share this page to get friends to donate:

For 20 years, Solaris Cancer Care has provided support services to cancer patients and their families. Our range of services include counselling, complementary therapies, education, wellness activities, support groups, courses and workshops. We also offer tranquil and welcoming spaces for cancer patients to relax between treatment and meet people going through similar experiences.

Our centres are at Cottesloe, Sir Charlies Gardiner Hospital – Nedlands, St John of God – Subiaco, Bunbury and Albany. We also work in partnership with Hedland Well Women’s Centre to support people living in the Pilbara area.

Our aim this year is to extend services by piloting clinics in Joondalup, Midland, Murdoch and Rockingham to offer services closer to where people live. Patients and carers can access a range of services including counselling, massage, acupuncture, Reiki and reflexology. The clinics will provide better access to complementary therapies and support services to help improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment.

We would then plan to roll this program out to regional areas across WA because we believe everyone deserves access to support throughout their cancer journey.

Latest Updates

We have incredible Dry July participants like Brianna Criddle

Brianna has been participating in Dry July since 2018 which started off as participating in a group for her previous company. In 2019, her uncle was diagnosed with multiple different cancers and unfortunately passed away in 2020 leaving behind her aunty and three cousins aged between 14 and 17. Ever since her uncle was diagnosed with cancer, Brianna has participated in Dry July with the hope to raise funds for cancer research but also to support people with all types of cancer, through every stage of cancer treatment and life afterwards. She says, “I choose Solaris Cancer Care every year as this was the charity I chose when my uncle was first diagnosed with cancer.”

Let’s show cancer who’s the boss and donate today:

Solaris CEO, Francis Lynch completes week 1 of Dry July.

Francis is going dry this July to help Solaris Cancer Care to extend its support services to more people affected by cancer WA.

Find out how the first week of dry July went for Francis:

Tracey’s fundraising to help provide support services to more cancer patients and their families in WA

Tracey Wheat lost her best friend (and Mother) nearly 14 years ago from lung cancer and knows many people with cancer journeys. Having lived in the north west of WA for a very long time and seen the negative effects of alcohol, Tracey was encouraged by her son to try it after having done it several times himself. Tracey feels ‘It’s time for me to do my bit’.

Lets get behind Tracey to raise vital funds so that support services are available to more people in WA. Donate today:

Your Dry July funding helped Solaris Cancer Care to upgrade its patient booking system to enrich our clients’ experience

The primary reason patients come to Solaris Cancer Care is to access physical, emotional and practical support. Patients and carers also access complementary and wellness supportive services. To ensure safe and appropriate management of these appointments it was necessary to have a tailored and efficient booking system for patients and carers across our five centres.

Your Dry July fundraising enable Solaris to provide a client booking system. This upgrade enabled our volunteers to book and track client appointments, therapy attendance, and communicate with clients on therapies such as massage and counselling they would like follow-ups on.

Our aim is to help individuals with cancer, their families and carers live well. The funds you have raised will enable anyone affected by cancer across WA to book and access the support they need.

Our clients have reported finding the booking system easy to use. Thank you for helping make that possible.

Solaris Great Southern Client Services Manager Gillian Takes The Pledge To Go Dry

Gillian decided to participate in Dry July this year in response to a fundraising call for Solaris Cancer Care.

“The funding we received in the past from the Dry July Foundation is shared across our centres. Last year, the Albany centre received a much needed computer upgrade” she said.

“Every little bit helps, just the price of a cup of coffee goes towards helping our community provide the essential services we are known for.”