Go Dry this July for Flinders Foundation
Flinders Foundation supports the leading clinicians and researchers across Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital, the Repat Health Precinct and Flinders University to prevent, cure and care across a range of diseases and illnesses – including cancer.
Each year more than 2,500 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer at Flinders, and the hospital provides more than 30,000 appointments for people with cancer.
In February 2020, Flinders Foundation worked in partnership with Dry July to open a new Cancer Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to provide a range of services to help patients and their families cope with the effects of cancer.
The cancer wellness program focuses on the emotional, practical and physical concerns which cancer can often have, and includes support and advice about exercise, diet, finances, health information, support groups and much more.
This year, your support will help purchase a fibroscan - vital equipment which allows a non-invasive way of assessing the amount of fibrosis or scarring in a liver, without the need for an invasive liver biopsy.
The amount of fibrosis is a critical risk factor for liver cancer – the more fibrosis, the greater the risk of cancer.
By detecting liver issues earlier through a fibroscan, more immediate intervention and treatments can be initiated which will lead to better patient outcomes.
Sign up for free
There is no minimum fundraising amount or cost to sign up to Dry July!
If you have a special occasion in July, you can always buy a Golden Ticket. A Golden Ticket gives a Dry July participant a night off their challenge. For a minimum $25 donation, even a night off can still make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.