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

Look Good Feel Better

McGrath Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

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

Dry July Foundation Grant funding supports Cancer Council NSW Transport 2 Treatment service

A grant made by Dry July Foundation is making a difference to people affected by cancer in Northern New South Wales.

Warren Britten, Volunteer Transport Coordinator, said: ‘Thanks to the Dry July campaign and the invaluable donation of a new car to be used in both the Ballina and Byron Bay Shires. In the first five weeks of operation, the car has already travelled just under 5,000 kms! We have a dozen or so dedicated volunteer drivers who give up much of their free time to enable this service to operate five days a week. Without the volunteers and continued support and sponsorship of Dry July Foundation none of this would have been possible. Many thanks to the supporters of the Dry July campaign from all of us to all of you.

Donna Barnes,...

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“The Thing About Cancer” podcast series was funded by a grant from Dry July Foundation in 2018

By taking part in Dry July, you help people like Esther. Esther is one of seven people in Australian history to develop a tumour from a molar pregnancy. It happened in 2015, and was an extremely difficult time for her as she had just lost her father as well as her baby. She is incredibly supportive of Cancer Council NSW’s “The Thing About Cancer” podcast series as they provided her with the support she needed to cope and communicate her situation to her loved ones.

Esther's story

“In 2015, I had a molar pregnancy that turned into tumour. I think there’s only 7 other people who have had this in Australia.

Around the time of diagnosis, I had just lost my dad and now obviously, the baby. The hormones I had at the time meant the feelings...

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Introducing Jenna Sing - Cancer Centre Wellness Coordinator

We are so excited announce that our newly appointed Cancer Centre Wellness Coordinator, Jenna Sing, began with Bendigo Health this week (w/c 19 January, 2020). Jenna is such a beautiful person, whose enthusiasm for supporting people dealing with cancer and her extensive experience in oncology are without doubt going to make her perfect for the role. Jenna has already developed a calendar of activities for patients and is looking at a range of new programs to implement. She has expressed her thanks to the Dry July participants for raising the funds to support her role and has offered some words below;

‘It is with great excitement that I begin my new role as the Cancer Wellness Co-Ordinator at Bendigo Health. After working within the...

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St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney receives an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable Group Wellbeing Programs at Kinghorn Cancer Centre, offering free group education and support group programs to patients and their loved ones.

These include meditation and mindfulness, art therapy and yoga therapy.

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Nepean Cancer Centre benefits from Dry July Foundation Grant Program

We're pleased to announce that Nepean Cancer Care Centre has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable new wigs for the Wig Library. This will increase the number of patients who can access the Wig Library, a greater variety of modern style wigs will also assist patients in finding a style that suits them to give them more confidence

The grant will also help launching a Wellness program that provides 8-week program for patients free of charge, conducted by an exercise physiologist .


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Dry July funds help OTIS Foundation to provide Breast Cancer Retreats

We're pleased to announce that the Dry July Foundation has awarded a grant to OTIS Foundation to help provide additional Breast Cancer Retreats to people experiencing breast cancer.

The OTIS Foundation provides retreat accommodation at no cost to anyone dealing with the challenges of breast cancer. They currently provide properties in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Each stay provides guests with time out to relax, reconnect and regroup. Friends, family and partners are also welcome.

Each year, OTIS Foundation make close to 3,500 nights retreat accommodation available at no cost to families dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

Their aim is to provide the gift of...

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Creating a legacy for palliative care patients

Thanks to Dry July fundraising in 2019, we've been able to award a grant to the GroundSwell Project for their Creative Legacy Program.

Creative Legacy Program is an award winning arts and health experience that combines storytelling and art making on an acute Palliative Care ward.

Through conversation and story-telling exercises the artist captures the life stories of people in the last days and weeks of their life in personalised artworks, which are then given to the patient and their family as a gift of art and legacy.

Watch this TODAY Show segment to learn more about Creative Legacy.

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Dreams2Live4 receives a grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that national charity, Dreams2Live4 have received a grant from the Dry July Foundation, to help make dreams come true for adult cancer patients who are living with metastatic cancer (any cancer which has spread).

Living with metastatic cancer can be an overwhelming and grueling battle. Dreams2Live4 empowers these patients to dream and find purpose again. It is the only charity of its type in Australia for adult patients. Last year they worked with more than 450 patients and their families in hospitals across Australia. A dream is coming true every 48 hours!

Dreams2Live4 was founded by metastatic cancer sufferer, Annie Robinson in 2008 as a program at one Sydney Hospital. Her personal experience gave her unique...

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Liverpool Hospital receives additional grant from Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that Liverpool Hospital has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable funding for:

• Continuation of the Creative Legacy Program in the Palliative Care ward: an award winning arts and health program that connects people and their families receiving palliative care with professional artists to create personalised, meaningful artworks.

• 2019 Survivorship Programs


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