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.

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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Chris O'Brien Lifehouse receives additional grant from Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that Chris O'Brien Lifehouse has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable funding for:

• New wigs for the Wig Library to ensure all patients have access to free wig and scarf, correct accessories and professional fitting. This is a service that is crucial for supporting patients as often patients cannot afford a wig as they have stopped working and have large medical bills

• Living Well Bone Marrow Rehab Program: Introduce an 8-week personalised program of individual and group exercise, education, psychological support and nutrition support to help people restore wellbeing, strength and fitness after a bone marrow transplant for treatment for multiple...

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Cancer Council State and Territories receive additional grants from the Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that all Cancer Council States and territories have received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

Thanks to the grants, the following projects will be funded:

Cancer Council NSW

• Refurbishment of 5 Cancer Council Information Services (CCIS). These are located without hospitals and treatment centres, and provide cancer patients, carers, their friends, and families with access to free, evidence-based information and support.

• Survivorship Webinars for Cancer Survivors, Carers, and their Families: Cancer Council NSW webinars provide evidence-based information and support to cancer patients, carers, and their families. The webinars are easily accessible and available across a...

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Redkite receives additional grant from Dry July Foundation

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

This grant will fund the Community Based Support Program for Young People and their families.

This support includes counselling and information both during and post-treatment, including support to bereaved families for as long as they need it

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PCFA receives additional grant from Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable further funding for the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse (PCSN) program.

To date, with this additional grant, the Dry July Foundation has funded 3.8 full-time equivalent (FTE) PCSN's for 3 years across the country.

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McGrath Foundation receives additional grant from Dry July Foundation

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

This grant will enable the continuation of a Mildura-based McGrath Breast Care Nurse Louise James.

Louise has said, “I provide support to people with breast cancer and their families, coordinating their care and unpacking medical jargon so that each person understands what is happening. I give people time. Time to understand their diagnosis, time to decide on the right treatment for them and time to appreciate their timeline.

I’m also incredibly passionate about breast health understanding and encourage people to get to know their bodies so that they know what is normal for them.

Thanks to the support of...

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Leukaemia Foundation receives an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation

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

This grant will enable the purchase of 6 vehicles for the National Patient Transport Program, a transport service that has helped thousands get to and from medical appointments, driving more than one million kilometres each year to ensure people get the medicines they need to beat their blood cancer .


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