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

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Wellness Programs

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Transport Services

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Accommodation

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Comfort Items

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Entertainment Items

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Facility Refurbishments

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Hospital Equipment

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Information Resources

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:

Cancer Council

Leukaemia Foundation

McGrath Foundation

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

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

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

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A message from the Radiation Therapists at the Princess Alexandra Hospital...

Some our wonderful team members from Radiation Oncology at the PAH talk more about how your support helps. View their full message here!

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A message from BRICC's Clinical Director of Medical Oncology, Stephen

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.

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TIBAH’S FAMILY GO DRY IN JULY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PA

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...

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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...

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CRAZY FOR A CAUSE!

We are doing all we can down here at the Centre to help fundraise for our patients. Check out our Crazy For A Cause fundraiser pics - Staff donated a gold coin to wear crazy socks or colourful shoes yesterday.

Thanks to all who participated! Go TEAM SCCC.

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Thanks to Dry July funding, Illawarra's Cancer Care Centre main reception and wait space have had an incredible transformation

Reinvigorate Our Space – Illawarra Cancer Care Centre - Main Reception and Wait Spaces

In 2017, we launched the ‘Bright Ideas’ campaign. We engaged our patients, staff and volunteers via a survey asking how we could make the patient experience a better one. The feedback we received was direct, powerful, effective and clearly identified for us the needs and wants of our patients. A standout was the overwhelming response that told us our space was dated, clinical and uncomfortable. Patients told us that sitting on plastic chairs lined in a row made them feel like they were awaiting sentencing – and that our seats are uncomfortable! They expressed that our clinical and cold feeling waiting areas only encouraged feelings of anxiety and fear...
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Solaris Great Southern Client Services Manager Gillian Takes The Pledge To Go Dry

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.”


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Two of BRICC's ambassadors, Shayne and Gabrielle join 3BA's radio station to discuss their experiences with cancer

Two of our wonderful Dry July ambassadors, Shayne and Gabrielle Wren took to the radio with 3BA’s Brett McDonald yesterday to discuss their experience with cancer and just how important the BRICC Wellness Centre was during that time.

Great to be able to get the word out on the appeal and help raise awareness and funds to continue to financially support the many programs on offer at the centre for cancer patients.
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