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.

Your commitment to Dry July has helped Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre fund seven initiatives

We are extremely grateful and very keen to share with you the six initiatives we can now deliver for our patients.

Our ‘While You’re Here’ theme focuses on increasing comfort and wellbeing to reduce patient anxiety during treatment and we will direct funds to;

1. Introduce Pet Therapy (pending approval/restrictions)

2. Purchase a Vein Finder machine for Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre

3. Supply High End Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate for patients and family/carers

4. Re-subscribe to continue personalised music selections during each radiation therapy treatment

5. Supply Mindfulness Activity books

Our ‘Living well with and after cancer’ theme focuses on education and wellbeing both after diagnosis and post treatment and...

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You should feel so proud knowing the funds raised for Dry July have helped Nepean Cancer Care fund multiple projects

Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled Nepean Cancer Care to purchase items for their Wellness Program, Radiation Unit, patient equipment and to refurbish the patient waiting area.

Our Wellness Program will continue to improve our patients’ physical, mental wellbeing, and recovery journey and the refurbishment of our patient waiting room will help reduce patient anxiety and have a more relaxed and welcoming feel for our patients.

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Your Dry July fundraising means the CoastCanCare Wellness program can continue supporting people affected by cancer

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Dry July Appeal and choosing to support our CoastCanCare Wellness Program.

The last two years have been challenging for many people and for those with cancer in our community having CoastCanCare available to them – either face to face or virtually - has helped “coasties” living with cancer and their families to navigate their treatment and care.

CoastCanCare also empowers, skills and connects people to take control of their own health, wellbeing, happiness and life away from the hospital system – to engage and connect with each other and their community.

Your support makes a positive and tangible difference to the lives of people living with cancer.

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Your commitment to Dry July has helped Calvary Mater Newcastle purchase much needed equipment

Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge and supporting Calvary Mater Newcastle this year. This has enabled the hospital to fund projects and equipment that assist our patients, their families and carers, toward a more comfortable experience during and following their cancer treatment. We are extremely grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication.

Your fundraising for Dry July this year has enabled Calvary Mater Newcastle to purchase the following items:

• New assistive equipment and pressure care items for the hospital’s Oncology Loan Pool Equipment.

• Scarves/turbans for people experiencing hair loss after cancer treatment.

• Postoperative bras for women undergoing surgery for breast cancer and breast reconstructive...

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Your Dry July fundraising means Bendigo Health can run their Cancer Wellness Programs in Bendigo region

Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program provides treatments such as oncology massage, yoga, meditation & mindfulness, reflexology, music and arts, pet therapy and importantly a highly qualified oncology nurse as our wonderful Cancer Wellness Coordinator – Jenna Sing who connects our patients to the services that best meets their physical and emotional needs.

We continue to receive positive feedback from cancer patients about the benefits of these new wellness services.

The Cancer Wellness Program has given me some structure as part of my week to come to the appointments. I have done the reflexology for 3 or 4 sessions now and really enjoy that. It has increased my flexibility and my mobility which has then helped my physical...

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Your Dry July fundraising this year means BRICC can continue running their incredible Wellness Centre

The funds raised by participants of Dry July 2021 will help Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer (BRICC) continue to run their incredible wellness centre.

The Centre is a retreat space for patients and carers to utilise both during and post-treatment, completely funded by local people.

The many programs on offer at the Centre are complimentary to all cancer patients from Bacchus Marsh to the SA border, helping provide support for their emotional, social, financial and spiritual needs during their battle with cancer.

Thank you!

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Thanks to our 2021 Dry Julyers, Redkite can continue to provide essential support to young people facing cancer

The funds you raised during Dry July allows Redkite to provide essential emotional, practical, and mental health support to young people with cancer and their families from the moment of diagnosis.

You have ensured that Redkite’s caring and professional support team are able to provide counselling, social work support, diagnosis support packs and helpful information to young people and their parents and carers who are facing cancer diagnosis.

Because of you, young people with cancer and their families are supported and they will know that big things are still possible.

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Westmead Hospital’s Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre benefits from Dry July Fundraising

Thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of Dry July participants, Westmead Hospital’s Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre will be undergoing the following facility upgrades to help make a difficult time, a little easier for people affected by cancer:

• New Seating in Clinic Consult Rooms – to replace torn/worn seating

• IPAD/speaker on stand for Video interpreter calls in infusional Therapy Unit x 3 – these will help improve communication with CALD background patients (a high demographic in Western Sydney) during their chemotherapy treatment

• Recliner Bariatric Chair to increase comfort for obese patients

• Tower Fans. Often patients in treatment get febrile/hot and sweaty – these will be effective in keeping these patients...

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Thanks to Dry July 2021 participants, Leukaemia Foundation can continue to fund their Blood Cancer Support Coordinators

Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled the Leukaemia Foundation’s Blood Cancer Support Coordinators to continue their amazing work helping the 50 Australians diagnosed with blood cancer each and every day.

These big-hearted heroes are on the front line providing precious relief and guidance to those who need it most when navigating a blood cancer diagnosis.

On behalf of all patients and the entire Leukaemia Foundation, thank you for your support and contribution to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with blood cancer.

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