Ralph is a therapy dog who regularly visits cancer patients at The Alfred in Melbourne, helping to brighten their days. Last year Ralph completed the challenge not by abstaining from drinking alcohol (which of course he’s not allowed) but by giving up treats. In doing so he raised $3,823!
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Patients are the reason we are here – they are the focus of what we do. We are proudly a public health service, available to all. Join us this Dry July and help The Alfred continue to support people affected by cancer.
Each year, The Alfred treats thousands of people living with cancer. Alfred Health’s cancer service includes 28 inpatient beds, 18 day procedure units, and a large radiotherapy and chemotherapy centre solely dedicated to treating adult cancer patients.
The Alfred’s cancer services allow for close clinical coordination with a range of cancer specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, haematologists, and nursing and allied health specialists.
Community support is a fundamental part of The Alfred’s history and its future. Through Dry July, you have helped deliver real and tangible impact on the lives of those dealing with a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. As a DJ your actions have made a considerable impact on the lives of our patients, their carers and loved ones.
The list of improvements and innovations made possible by your generosity and abstinence is long and for that we are so very grateful. Programs funded through Dry July include a music therapy program for patients and loved ones, helping them explore and express difficult emotions. It has also seen the implementation of a patient accommodation program, increasing access to care for our regional and rural patients, giving them a home away from home.
With your support we hope to be able to continue to fund these amazing programs as well as make some wonderful new improvements to the Dry July garden.
Using Dry July funds, work has commenced on transforming the space into an accessible, relaxing area for patients outside and in the fresh air, away from the busy hospital environment.The area is being levelled out, trees removed and replaced, shade sails installed, and seating and tables installed.
The Alfred in Melbourne will be holding their Launch Event on Tuesday 1st July in the courtyard area. Grill’d St Kilda will be bringing their food-truck, where profits from sales will go to Dry July.
The Alfred will also be holding a Trivia Night on Thursday 17th July. Hosted by Steve Ellen and Rob Sayer, this will be held in the AMREP seminar room.