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.

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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Your Dry July fundraising has enabled Cancer Council to continue their 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support service line

Your Dry July fundraising this year has helped Cancer Council Australia continue running their 13 11 20 Information and Support Line across every Australian state and territory – an incredible feat that would have been impossible without you.

13 11 20 is there for all Australians, with dedicated teams of health professionals with cancer care experience answering calls from hundreds of Australians every single day. The money you have raised will stay in your state or territory – ensuring that there is local support available for those who need it most.

On behalf of Cancer Council – and all the people that will access 13 11 20 in the year ahead – thank you for helping us be there to take the call and ensure that no one has to face cancer...

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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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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 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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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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