Helping people affected by cancer

Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of our Dry July participants every year, the Dry July Foundation is able to fund projects and programs that improve the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

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

Where the money goes

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

Organisations we support

The Dry July Foundation is proud to support numerous cancer organisations across Australia. Some of the organisations who benefit from our fundraising include:

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

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2018 funding from the Dry July Foundation provides Exercise Physiology program for Cancer Patients in Treatment

Thanks to funding from the Dry July Foundation, Cancer Council Tasmania are able to offer 30 - 45 cancer patients with individualized exercise physiology programs to assist them while they are undergoing cancer treatment. Exercise therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in improving lower body strength, functional mobility, physical performance, fatigue and quality of life in people diagnosed with a number of different types of cancers. This program aims to reduce the side effects of treatment for patients and help them maintain strength and mobility.

Other programs funded include providing Mindful Self Compassion programs to cancer patients in Devonport, nutrition workshops for people after cancer treatment in Launceston and...

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2018 Campaign funds and a top up grant from Dry July Foundation funds Arterie Carterie Program and more!

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse received an amazing $137,500 in funding from the Dry July Foundation to continue it's complimentary therapy program, 'Arterie Carterie'. Arterie is an innovative inter-disciplinary model of art in healthcare practice, specifically designed to improve outcomes for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse patients, families, carers and staff by easing the side effects of cancer and its treatment such as stress, pain, fatigue, isolation and depression. Arterie participates in a way that fits with the patient’s treatment – it is non-invasive, inclusive and supportive.

Additional funds also enabled the purchase of specialist chairs for the intensive care unit and wards, extend the Complimentary Therapy Inpatient Program that will...

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2018 Campaign funds to continue the Art and Music Therapy Program into 2019

Funds raised by supporters of the Concord Cancer Centre will be used to provide art and music therapy classes for survivorship patients, who attend the CRGH survivorship cottage.

The music therapy program offers a range of musical experiences with the focus on listening to music, and creating music by singing and playing simple instruments. The music is generally improvised and involves playing simple rhythms and melodies in the way that offers a rich and fulfilling experience both for the individual and the group as a whole. To participate, no previous experience or music skills are necessary. The sessions provide a number of known benefits including;

- creative outlet for patients

- goal oriented focus

- social interaction

- improved...

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2018 Campaign funds and a top up grant from Dry July Foundation funds 13 11 20 support helpline

Thanks to funding received by the Dry July Foundation almost 1,000 callers to the 13 11 20 cancer council helpline will receive advice free of charge.

Cancer is not an easy topic to talk about, and the word itself can invoke a range of feelings and emotions that are often challenging. Whether this is for a person diagnosed with cancer, a carer, family member, friend or colleague, we are all in some way affected by the impact of cancer. We also know of the information, emotional, practical and financial needs that can change over a cancer experience.

Cancer Council 13 11 20 complements health services and aims to alleviate unmet needs by helping people throughout the cancer trajectory. This can be from diagnosis to living with cancer and...

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Wellness Program continues on the Central Coast thanks to Dry July Foundation funding

Thanks to an $80,000 grant from the Dry July Foundation the continuation of the CoastCanCare wellness program is guaranteed to continue in 2019.

Workshop sessions include mindfulness; practical exercise education and goal setting; music and art therapy; tai chi; meditation and vision board planning have taken place in 14 different suburbs and utilised 19 different venues across the Central Coast.

Positive feedback from CoastCanCare participants include:

“This group has been my lifesaver keeping me focussed on the future not on my past journey”

“I loved listening to the different speakers. All people were friendly - helped me a lot with my rollercoaster day and gave me purpose”

“I love this program and have found it has made such a...

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Dry July Foundation funds FOUR new Transport to Treatment vehicles!

Cancer Council Queensland will be expanding their Transport to Treatment program thanks to a $148,000 Dry July Foundation Grant.

The Transport to Treatment service aims to reduce the financial and emotional burden of cancer by providing transport to clients who are facing hardship in accessing their treatment.

“I do not know how I would have managed to get to treatment without this service – it has relieved my worries and stress.” - Transport to Treatment recipient

The service collects eligible clients from their home to a treatment facility within the designated service area and drives them home afterwards. The service is currently delivered in two locations in Queensland, Cairns and Brisbane. Thanks to the funding received from the Dry...

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300 workshops funded thanks to Dry July 2018

A total $300,000 has been awarded to Look Good Feel Better Australia in the 2018 Dry July Foundation early grants round. This will fund 300 of the 1000 workshops that will run in Australia during the next twelve months.

Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in practical workshop demonstrations covering skin care, make-up and head wear, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

Workshops cover skincare techniques to address common side-effects like dryness and sun sensitivity; makeup tips...

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New chemo chairs and a blanket warmer for the Day Unit among the projects funded at Calvary Mater

$111,950 total funding was awarded to the Calvary Mater for projects including $20,000 for chemotherapy chairs and a blanket warmer for the day treatment unit. This included special 'matched funding' for one Dry July-er, Emily Taylor,who wanted to raise funds for the unit in support of her sister who is receiving treatment there. The new chairs include silica upholstery and a multimedia platform that will increase comfort for the patients having long treatments (6-8 hours). The chairs reduce the risk of pressure injury, provide a place for personal entertainment to prevent boredom and a USB port to charge patients personal devices.

$30,000 was awarded for the refurbishment of the waiting room in the melanoma unit. The refurbishment will...

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2018 Campaign funds and a top up grant from Dry July Foundation funds Wellness Program

Oncology Massage, Gentle Yoga and an Oncology Dietitian were among the programs funded by the Dry July Foundation.

Patients at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, have access to a Multidisciplinary Team who are committed to ensuring they are cared for physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. The ONJ Centre are committed to supporting patients through every step of their treatment. They provide a caring and supportive environment and offer a wide range of Wellness & Supportive Care Programs to help patients and their family members manage a challenging time in the best way possible.

The Wellness & Supportive Care Team at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre...

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