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. We aim to make a difficult time, a little easier for people affected by cancer.

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.

By taking part in Dry July, you’ve helped CoastCanCare to continue offering free wellbeing and recovery programs for people affected by cancer

Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge this year. We are delighted to announce that with your help Central Coast Local Health District CoastCanCare Wellness Program raised an astounding $25,880!

We are extremely grateful for your support and dedication. By taking part in Dry July, you’ve helped us to continue offering free wellbeing and recovery programs for cancer patients, their families and carers.

These programs provide psychological, physical and social support. Examples of programs being delivered include meditation, art therapy, weaving, journaling, yoga, tai chi, “Living Well” workshops and physiotherapy classes.

CoastCanCare also acts as a touch point for people in the community requiring assistance with accessing...

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Your Dry July fundraising is helping patients and their carers access treatment at the North West Cancer Centre

We are beyond grateful for your fundraising efforts and are delighted to announce that with your help North West Cancer Centre Tamworth raised an astounding $10,853!

By taking part in Dry July, you’ve helped fund accommodation for patients and their carers accessing treatment at the North West Cancer Centre.

Your fundraising has helped ensure all patients having treatment at the North West Cancer Centre can access accommodation without any out of pocket costs. Extra expenses like this are often a barrier to rural people accessing lifesaving cancer treatments.

When Inala House is fully booked, the centre sources and pays for other accommodation facilities on behalf of the patients so that they are not disadvantaged due to financial reasons....

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With your help, we raised an astounding $34,986 for Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

Thanks to your fundraising, you’ve helped support the world class Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre provide cancer care, treatment and research across the Grampians Region!

Funds raised through Dry July will ensure the ongoing provision of support and services offered by our Wellness Centre. Your efforts have also helped us secure a grant which will go towards the purchase an ultrasound vascular access device.

The Wellness Centre encourages all people with cancer to take an active role in their health and wellbeing. A number of educational programs, support groups and one-on-one sessions are offered. It is also a place to rest and be supported, distinct from the more clinical hospital-treatment rooms. With a home-like setting,...

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Your Dry July fundraising ensures that more Australians have access to cancer rehab services when they need it most!

By taking part in Dry July, you have helped us support more people in their recovery from cancer. This not only reduces the burden of cancer for the individual but also for their loved ones too.

We are delighted to announce that with your help Pinc&Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Foundation raised an astounding $53,331. Such an amazing result.

Our PINC & STEEL cancer rehab programs are focused on improving the quality of life and experience of people diagnosed with any type of cancer. Helping them overcome symptom distress, regain strength, mobility, and energy so they can participate fully in their life again. The funds raised through Dry July ensures that more Australians have access to cancer rehab services when they need it most....

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Thanks to you, we raised over $32,800 for patients being treated for cancer at St Vincent’s!

On behalf of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, we would like to thank you for supporting the 2022 Dry July fundraising campaign.

We are truly grateful for the support we received from the St Vincent’s Dry July team members. We appreciate the sacrifice they made giving up alcohol, while seeking donations through sponsorship from their friends, family and extended networks.

Your fundraising for Dry July has assisted St Vincent’s to purchase the following items: 2 x electric wheelchairs –valued at $8,000 each, 2 x BP Spot Monitors -valued at $4,400 each, comfort items including newspapers, biscuits, toiletry bags and ear plugs.

Our wonderful staff members and patients from the Chemotherapy Day Unit and the Oncology Ward are sincerely grateful...

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Thanks to your Dry July fundraising you’ve helped fund Look Good Feel Better confidence-boosting program!

We are delighted to announce that with your help an astounding $82,889 was raised for Look Good Feel Better.

By taking part in Dry July, you’ve helped fund our confidence-boosting program, allowing us to support up to 828 Australians undergoing cancer treatment.

We are beyond grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. Over the past 12 months the Look Good Feel Better program has been able to expand its service offering. Thanks to people like you, we are able to provide those undergoing cancer treatment the opportunity to learn practical strategies to manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment, and improve health, fitness, mobility and mental wellbeing.

On behalf of Look Good Feel Better, we would like to thank you...

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We are delighted to announce that with your help we raised an astounding $51,419 for Dreams2Live4

By taking part in Dry July, you’ve helped to fund Dreams2Live4 Dream Makers so they can continue to make dreams come true for adults living with metastatic cancer.

A dream has a remarkable impact, empowering adult cancer patients to find purpose again, bringing joy, hope and dignity into their lives. Our Dream Makers give them the strength to reach for their dreams, to have something to focus on away from the endless hospital visits and medical appointments. Some dreamers know straight away what their dream is, others need a little more time to digest what they are being offered and to work with our Dream Makers to make the magic happen. Most cannot believe that we can make their dream come true.

Thank you for taking on the Dry July...

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The Mark Hughes Foundation raised an astounding $165,919 with your help!

Thanks to your fundraising, you’ve helped fund our Tamworth/Armidale Region Brain Cancer Coordinator position for the next 12 months.

We are now also able to provide all brain cancer patients across Australia with a MHF care pack.

Brain Cancer can be a lonely journey for patients and their families. The Brain Cancer Coordinator is with patients every step of the way, delivering personalised nursing care tailored for each individual patient and their families.

Every patient is also provided with a patient pack, including information on the disease, a patient diary and our famous MHF beanie – which is a symbol of hope. You have now enabled us to continue our support of patients and their families, and expand our program across Australia by...

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Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge for Ovarian Cancer Australia this year!

With your help, Ovarian Cancer Australia’s Psychosocial Support Team continue to provide a comprehensive range of clinical and psychosocial support specifically tailored to women with ovarian cancer.

This team includes counsellors, psychologists, a sexuality counsellor, and social workers who provide support for women experiencing anxiety and depression, sexuality and body image issues and financial toxicity.

As I'm sure you know, women with ovarian cancer have reported that the mental health tolls of this disease can be as challenging as the physical symptoms. It is vital that women have support in these areas as part of their treatment. Thanks to the funds raised during Dry July, our Psychosocial Team can continue to support women with...

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