Michelle is taking part in Dry July for her mother Kim, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year
"Every year I have always wanted to do it and I have always found reasons not to - traveling, parties, etc. But this year, the reasons TO do it far outweighed the reasons NOT to. My mum has always been strong and resilient, but this year she has really been put to the test. My Aunty and my uncle are also doing dry July for OCA, so it’s become a bit of a family affair!"
Read Michelle's story: https://www.ovariancancer.net.au/news/86/michelles-story
Some our wonderful team members from Radiation Oncology at the PAH talk more about how your support helps. View their full message here!
With Dry July a little over the halfway mark, if you need a reminder of why dry, please watch this clip of Stephen Brown, BHS Clinical Director of Medical Oncology, discussing the importance of community support for the Wellness Centre and cancer patients. To view his message click HERE.
Gary and Melissa O'Brien are currently going without alcohol for a whole month to raise funds to help cancer patients being treated at the PA Hospital (PAH) - one of whom is their 19-year-old son Tibah.
The Morningside based parents are undertaking Dry July this year to raise funds for the PA's cancer ward where Tibah is currently being treated for testicular cancer.
According to Gary, Tibah's love of basketball played a part in his cancer being picked up when it did.
"He'd played basketball on a Sunday night and fell over on his wrist, and he came home and mentioned this to his mother, the next day he gave her a call and said can you make me a doctor's appointment, Melissa asked is your wrist ok, to which Tibah replied not really, but my...
Every drink you forgo, and every dollar you raise for the ONJ Centre truly makes a world of difference to the lives of people living with cancer.
Diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome in 2016, Lori Crupi’s treatments, unfortunately, stopped being effective and she was left with one last option to save her life - a stem cell transplant. A drastic treatment where all the bone marrow cells in her body had to be destroyed and replaced with healthy donor bone marrow cells, Lori needed to build up her fitness before she could qualify for this treatment.
“My body was tired and frail. By beginning a special exercise program, I could take control over my physical strength. I could build it up to a point where I would be strong enough to have my life-saving stem cell transplant. My exercise program in the Wellness Gym was the turning point for me. It gave me new physical and mental...
Thanks to Dry July funding, Illawarra's Cancer Care Centre main reception and wait space have had an incredible transformation
Gillian decided to participate in Dry July this year in response to a fundraising call for Solaris Cancer Care.
“The funding we received in the past from the Dry July Foundation is shared across our centres. Last year, the Albany centre received a much needed computer upgrade” she said.
“Every little bit helps, just the price of a cup of coffee goes towards helping our community provide the essential services we are known for.”
Two of BRICC's ambassadors, Shayne and Gabrielle join 3BA's radio station to discuss their experiences with cancer