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 help local and national cancer support organisations across Australia deliver practical, tangible support services for people affected by cancer.

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

A shoulder to lean on. A comforting voice. A place to relax. This is why we Dry July.

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Where the money goes

Male cancer support worker on the phone, smiling
Information and Support Services

McGrath Foundation breast care nurse and a patient
Specialist Cancer Nurses

People lying down on yoga mats in a class
Wellness Programs

Brown chemotherapy chairs in a cancer centre
Cancer Centre Improvements

Cancer Council car outside Cancer Council Tasmania building
Accommodation and Transport

Woman looking in a mirror smiling
Comfort and Support Items

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:

Bowel Cancer Australia logo

Cancer Council logo

Leukaemia Foundation logo

McGrath Foundation logo

Ovarian Cancer Australia logo

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia logo

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

Canteen continues to support young cancer patients with the support of Dry July 2023 funds

The funds are helping Canteen continue to support young cancer patients stay connected to study or work, both during and after their cancer treatment through Canteen’s Education and Career Support Service (ECS). Cancer and its treatment significantly disadvantage young people’s education and career development, leading to poor educational attainment as well as underemployment and unemployment compared to their peers.

Young people can use the service at the point ofdiagnosis, during treatment as well as after treatment as they transition back into work or study.

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Your Dry July funds are supporting over 400 Aussie’s access to Look Good Feel Better services

Funds raised from Dry July 2023 are helping to fund Look Good Feel Better workshops and Confidence Kits, which connect a community of people living a shared experience, empowering them to regain control, a sense of self, and confidence.

Thanks to you, over 400 Australians will now be able to benefit from the program over the coming 12 months.

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Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital projects and equipment upgrades made possible by Dry July 2023 fundraising

The funds will help Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital purchase new chemotherapy treatment chairs, post-operative bras for women undergoing surgery for breast cancer, and enhanced and updated equipment for the Occupational Therapy Oncology Equipment Loan Program.

The upgrades and services directly benefit and assist in the comfort and care of the patients and their families.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia specialist nurses are supported by Dry July 2023 funds

Your fundraising for Dry July 2023 has supported Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia's hospital-based Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses and life-changing Prostate Cancer Specialist Telenursing Service.

Thank you for your support and contribution to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with prostate cancer.

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Dry July 2023 funds are supporting Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 private and confidential Information and Support line

We’re excited to announce that Dry July funds are supporting the continuation of Cancer Council's 13 11 20 private and confidential Information and Support line.

Experienced healthcare professionals run the vital 13 11 20 Information and Support line and it is available to anyone who is affected by or concerned about cancer. The Information and Support line works to connect Australians with relevant cancer support, information, and resources.

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Thank you Dry Julyers for supporting Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) and Wellness Centre

On behalf of everyone at the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) and Wellness Centre we wanted to thank you for participating in the Dry July challenge this year.

This year we raised an incredible $63,315! Over our 12-year history with the Dry July Foundation, this is our BEST YEAR YET!

We couldn’t not have achieved this result without your effort and dedication. Your participation in Dry July helps us to provide world-class cancer care and cancer support services, right here in Ballarat.

Your fundraising efforts ensures the ongoing provision of support and services offered by our Wellness Centre. The Wellness Centre is free for all patients in the Grampians region, regardless of where they are having treatment – ensuring...

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Dry July 2023 funds are helping the Mark Hughes Foundation ensure no on goes through brain cancer alone

Dry July funds have enabled the Mark Hughes Foundation to continue supporting all patients and their families across Australia by providing all patients diagnosed with brain cancer a patient care pack, regardless of location.

Every patient can receive a patient pack, including information on the disease, a patient diary and our famous MHF beanie – which is a symbol of hope. No patient or family should have to go through a brain cancer diagnosis alone.

The funds also support the annual Hunter Brain Cancer Forum. The Forum is a day for patients, carers and their loved ones to hear specialists discuss a range of topics in relation to brain cancer. In addition to gaining further information and resources, the Forum helps patients build...

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Thank you for supporting The Alfred this Dry July

Dry July 2023 funds are helping The Alfred continue to offer support for thousands of people living with cancer by easing the financial burden of parking and transport, ensuring all patients have access and can focus on what’s important, their treatment and care.

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Dry July funds help St Vincent's Hospital continue to provide comfort and support services

Dry July 2023 funds are helping St Vincent's Hospital purchase specialised medical equipment, upgrades for waiting rooms and comfort items for both the patients and their loved ones.

From Sleepy Visitor chairs and podiatry approved slippers, to comfort foods and a warm cuppa, your funds are making a big difference to the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

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