How We Help

When you're diagnosed with cancer, it's hard to find the time or energy to think about anything other than treating the cancer. Dry July raises money to ease that burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer.

Everything we fund is to benefit the cancer patient and their families and carers. We aim to make a difficult time, a little easier for those affected by cancer.

To see the full list of cancer support organisations we fund, please click here.

Dj17 Wellness Programs 500 W
Dj17 Comfort Items 500 W
Dj17 Transport Services 500 W
Dj17 Accommodation Projects 500 W

Dj17 Information Resources 500 W
Dj17 Refurbishments 500 W
Dj17 Hospital Furnishings 500 W
Dj17 Entertainment Items 500 W
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Dry July funds chemotherapy chairs at Prince of Wales Hospital

Dry July has funded new chemotherapy chairs at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Steph, who was treated at Prince of Wales, and has since finished her treatment, was very appreciative of the new and more comfortable chemotherapy chairs...

“Theses chairs are so much more comfy than the old ones and even better – each chair has a view outside and is easy to charge device from the chair so I was able to keep up with my studies and with friends even while I was getting my treatment”.

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Art Therapy at Andrew Love Cancer Centre

Thanks to Dry July, the Andrew Love Cancer Centre in Geelong has been able to offer expressive art classes as part of the Supportive Care Centre. Patient feedback on these sessions has been very positive.

“I came in feeling heavy & we are leaving feeling lighter because of the art therapy”

“The session has opened my thinking, making me look at the situation in a different and more positive way.”

“The class has allowed me to share with others and helped me with ways to deal with things”.

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Cancer care at Mater update

Thanks to your support through Dry July’s generous donation, Mater has been able to provide the very best in comprehensive and integrated healthcare for people living with cancer.

In 2017, Mater urgently needed to replace a suite of pain management pumps that were reaching the end of their seven-year lifespan and were being retired. We have successfully done so, thanks to Dry July.

In September 2017 you provided Mater with $23,880 to purchase NIKI T34 Pain Pumps to provide readily available and effective pain management treatment for oncology and palliative care patients.

Thank you so much for your incredible support.

Pain pumps, or ambulatory syringe drivers, are simple to use and a reliable way for patients to control their own pain...

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Julie benefits from Dry July funded programs- Barwon Health Geelong

I have had the opportunity to work closely with the Physiotherapy Assistant on the Oncology ward. The program has allowed me try things I thought I wouldn’t be able to do, knowing she was there to support me and guide me through the program. She was able to spend time with me to extend on exercises, allow me extra mobility practice and other therapeutic techniques such as yoga breathing and mindfulness strategies to gain confidence in my own abilities. I have appreciated her hard work, patience and knowledge. She is confident in her interactions and I have enjoyed working with her on a personal level.

Julie


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Dry July Funds assist in refurbishments of Crawford and Milford Lodges

Dry July funding comprising part of the $2 million cost of the refurbishments facilitate stays by an additional 340 country cancer patients in Perth each year.The refurbishments have created an additional nine guest rooms, six at Crawford and three at Milroy, including the brand new family unit which can accommodate a family of six. Each suite has an ensuite bathroom, bedside table and lamps, lounge or arm chair, table and two chairs, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, telephone, television and clothes storage.

Alongside the addition of guest rooms, at Crawford Lodge we have taken the opportunity to create an additional communal kitchen with an outdoor decking area, new laundry facilities and installed a lift to have easy access...

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Dry July Foundation funding for Oncology massage

The patients on 5FS, Peninsula Health's Oncology and Haematology Ward at Frankston Hospital now has access to specialist massages thanks to the Dry July Foundation. McCrae local Ronald Carter who has blood cancer, says the massages have helped offset the side effects of his treatment.

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Funding for the Cancer Services Guide

A guide to support services for Victorians affected by cancer.

Finding the right support when they need it most is important to the overall wellbeing of cancer patients, families and carers as they manage the news of a diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer.

The Cancer Services guide can help cancer patients, and their friends and family find support services that suits situation.

Including over 470 services, any one, with any cancer, at any stage can find something useful in this guide.

Cancer Council Victoria has released a new Cancer Services Guide, thanks to Dry July funding.

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Making a real difference to the lives of cancer patients

This July, a dedicated group of fundraisers supported St Vincent's Hospital Cancer Centre through the Dry July campaign. This committed bunch raised a staggering $41,000 which will enable St Vincent’s Hospital to purchase a scalp cooling cap for patient’s going through chemotherapy.

The scalp cooling cap reduces the risk of hair loss during chemotherapy. By decreasing the scalp temperature and blood flow to hair follicles, the cooling caps alleviate the damage of chemotherapy.

This new piece of equipment will significantly transform people’s lives living with cancer by improving their self-confidence and dignity during this difficult time.

Along with the scalp cooling cap, Dry July donations will also be used to purchase patient comforts...

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Dry July Funds linen and lighting refit for Lodge in Toowoomba

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During treatment, some guests often do not feel strong enough physically or emotionally to interact with other guests. Rooms become a personal haven for patients and their carers. these rooms were in need of an upgrade to the linen and lighting.

Hospitality grade soft furnishings have been chosen for service and wearability, whilst offering warmth, comfort and a sense of luxury. Lamps with a solid base will be chosen to ensure stability and safety.


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