Dry July 2018 at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
Dry July 2018 has officially kicked off at St Vincent’s and we are well on our way to raising the funds required to support our popular patient wellbeing programs in the Wellness Centre. Our Kinghorn Cancer Centre fundraising team are at the halfway mark and feeling the benefits of two weeks alcohol free!
Over the past 12 months, with funding made possible from last year’s Dry July campaign, our Cancer patients have thoroughly enjoyed attending free programs including Art Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Yoga Therapy and ENRICH Healthy Lifestyle.
This month, our Yoga Therapy group began their weekly sessions, coming together for the next six weeks to enjoy a moment of stillness, reflection and time out from their treatment schedules.
These funds also make it possible for our patients to access free complementary therapies such as Oncology Massage and Acupuncture, providing much needed relaxation and relief from symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and anxiety.
Your support of St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney this Dry July is vital to continue these wellbeing programs in 2019.
Our volunteers working on Dry July 2017
Keep your eyes out for the wonderful St Vincent's Hospital Sydney volunteer network who are working hard to spread the word about Dry July 2017 and how each dollar raised will go to support Cancer services.
This year, funds raised will be spent on ensuring cancer patients are supported through free Wellbeing programs to include Meditation and Mindfulness, Art Therapy and ENRICH Healthy Lifestyle groups.
In addition, money rasied will allow our Social Work department at St Vincent’s offer and assist patients with finanical difficult, whom are required to travel by public transport to and from treatment each day, taxi vouchers to ease the burden of travel for them during such a difficult time.
The Dry July money will also go toward purchasing individual fridges for each patient room in the new purpose built Bone Marrow Transplant Ward.
We know these programs will assist to make a cancer experience that one little bit easier for our patients – Please help us achieve this by supportinig St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney this July.
Wellness programs at Kinghorn Cancer Centre
Dry July funding is making a difference to the lives of patients at Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney.
Here is some feedback from the wellness programs:
“Being a pensioner and with many medical & travel expenses I could have never afforded to experience these programs, if they cost me to join. Having the opportunity to be around likeminded people in this environment where I can learn things that will help me on my journey, is fantastic. I feel very lucky and very grateful, Thank you” – J. N –patient
“I would like to convey appreciation for the extremely relaxing and informing group sessions at the Kinghorn, as I look forward to a continuation and broadening of this experience as I journey through your sessions.
Over a long period of time, my brain has become accustomed to automatic worry and deep sadness relating to chronic external complications, sensitised yet further by a traumatic life-threatening experience. I found the meditation and ENRICH sessions extremely welcoming, encouraging and enabling. My mind has been introduced to a surprisingly accessible healthful ways of thinking within a manageable, structured approach that I already see promotes daily practice and thus habit formation. I hope you are enjoying delivering the sessions as much as the group must all be deriving enormous inner peace whilst developing life-enriching practices.
And so I close with the most sincere thanks and well wishes to the Kinghorn for these free patient classes." L.M – patient
The Wellness Centre at Kinghorn Cancer Centre
The Kinghorn Cancer Centre Wellness Centre is using funds raised from Dry July for St Vincent's.
The Wellness Centre is a tranquil space where patients, friends and family members are encouraged to visit. Our team of highly experienced practitioners practice evidence based complimentary therapies, assisting to make each individual cancer journey that little bit easier.
Through generous donations from the public, The Kinghorn Cancer Wellness Centre in Darlinghurst will be able to further support patients and their loved ones on their journey to health. Funds raised will assist the Centre to purchase new equipment and furnishings including:
- Free WiFi for patients
- Silk flowers
- Electric Massage table warmer/blanket
- Desk and book shelf
- 2 x Wellness Magazine subscriptions
- 3 x iPads
- Converted Wellness Centre gym space, equipment, installation and maintenance
Thank you for your support.
2016 Dry July Campaign Launch
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney launched their first ever Dry July campaign on Thursday (23rd June). CEO Anthony Schembri addressed the audience and launched the event which was also attended by Kate and Brett from Dry July. The audience were provided with mocktails and healthy snacks to assist with getting in to the Dry July spirit. The event provided an opportunity to sign up more staff and raise awareness of the campaign.