This week in Australia, 17 teenagers and young adults will hear the devastating news they have cancer. Cancer puts a big question mark on the present and the future. It’s scary and we hear all the time that facing cancer can feel lonely – particularly for young patients treated in adult hospitals with people twice their age. Study, work, friendships, health - everything is impacted.
By signing up to go Dry this July and raising funds for Redkite, you’re ensuring young people with cancer are supported and know big things are still possible.
Redkite is a national charity which aims to give young people with cancer the best possible quality of life – now and into the future.
During the weeks, months or years of treatment each young person faces, cancer charity Redkite wants them to know someone has their back every step of the way.
Your Dry July fundraising will give young people with cancer:
Someone to talk to who really understands
Redkite’s caring, professional support team gives counselling to help young people adjust to cancer. They can give guidance on navigating hospitals and treatment and can connect young people to trusted information that they may need to grapple with big issues such as body image, infertility and their future after cancer.
Help reach education and work dreams
Redkite Education and Career Specialists help young people identify their goals and build strategies to reach them. They also help with important life skills such as resume writing and interviewing. Importantly, they understand the ongoing health and psychological impacts cancer can have. They can find young people job placements and advocate on their behalf with schools and universities to give them every opportunity to reach their dreams.
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.