Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled Gold Coast Hospital Foundation to purchase a bladder scanner that is currently a priority on the Oncology Inpatients Unit Wish List.
Bladder scanners allow nursing staff to scan and assess the amount of urine in the bladder on the spot in real time. Oncology patients require bladder assessments due to unique Cancer treatments that may affect the bladder directly.
Patients suffering urinary retention often caused by, obstruction, disease, infection (common in Oncology patients) can often suffer great amounts of pain. Prompt assessment of the bladder will lead to faster intervention and better patient outcomes including shorter periods of pain crisis.
Thank you, Dry Julyers!
Your Dry July fundraising means Chris O'Brien Lifehouse can fund multiple projects and purchase much needed equipment
Your incredible fundraising for Dry July has enabled Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to support young adolescent patients by purchasing:
• much need equipment for the outdoor space and recreation room for our YouCan Centre
• continue our art in health program Arterie
• provide in room complementary therapies like massage and reflexology from the LivingRoom
• fund our palliative care program so all patients and their families are supported throughout their cancer journey.
Flinders Foundation can now fund dietetics and physiotherapy services thanks to Dry July fundraising
Your fundraising for Dry July will enable Flinders Foundation to fund dietetics and physiotherapy services offered through the Cancer Wellness Centre, which is the focal point of a cancer wellness program to help ease the burden of cancer and address many of the unmet needs of patients and their families during and after cancer treatment.
The dietetics and physiotherapy services will provide practical advice and tips for patients and their families on the effective management of diet and exercise, during and after cancer treatment.
You should feel so proud knowing the funds raised for Dry July have helped Pancare fund multiple projects and resources
Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled our Foundation to fund the following projects to better support Australians diagnosed with upper gastrointestinal cancers:
• Understanding your cancer diagnosis video series
• Expansion of Upper GI Cancer Specialist Nurse Service
• Upper GI Cancer Care KITs
These new initiatives, combined with Pancare Foundation’s PanSupport Service, helps ensure patients, carers and their families are supported through their cancer journey. Through our programs and resources we address physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs of patients living with pancreatic, stomach, liver, biliary and oesophageal cancers.
Dry July fundraising helps Bowel Cancer Australia employ Australia's first dedicated Bowel Cancer Care Oncology Social Worker
Your fundraising for Dry July will enable Bowel Cancer Australia to expand the charity’s Bowel Care Nurse and Bowel Care Nutritionist programs, and to employ Australia's first dedicated Bowel Cancer Care Oncology Social Worker.
During the height of the pandemic last year, Bowel Cancer Australia received a 68% spike in enquiries to our free Helpline. Described as lifeline, these vital Bowel Care Nurse and Nutritionist services are needed now more now than ever.
The addition of a Bowel Cancer Care Oncology Social Worker to the team will provide further cancer-focused support. Helping to reduce anxiety and distress, and increase feelings of hope and empowerment, by assisting patients in learning new ways of coping, providing practical...
Your incredible Dry July fundraising means the PA Hospital can fund their very own First Nations Cancer Nurse Navigator
Your fundraising for Dry July 2021 will enable the Princess Alexandra Hospital help to fund a First Nations Cancer Nurse Navigator to provide clinical care, support and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer who receive their cancer care at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The implementation of this program will help patients improve their health literacy to navigate the healthcare system while addressing their cultural and spiritual needs - the overall objective of this project is to improve cancer outcomes for First Nations Australians.
On behalf of all the patients and Department of Cancer Services staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, we would like to thank you for your support and contribution to...
2021 Dry July funds has enabled OCA to implement a number of vital support services for woman affected by ovarian cancer
Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled Ovarian Cancer Australia to implement a raft of support services which encompass psychological, practical and emotional support to people with ovarian cancer.
The psychosocial approach looks at the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on an individuals physical and mental wellness and their ability to function.
An OCA research collaboration found that psychological and social issues such as fear around the future and feeling isolated rank highly on lists of concerns for people impacted by ovarian cancer.
With your fundraising support Ovarian Cancer Australia can now:
• Add four new roles to our psychosocial support team: a Psychologist, Genetic...
Your Dry July fundraising means the McGrath Foundation can fund more McGrath Breast Care Nurses like Joylene
My name is Joylene, and I am privileged to be a McGrath Breast Care Nurse based out of Ballarat, Victoria.
I wanted to say thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge and supporting the McGrath Foundation this year. It’s because of your incredible support that the McGrath Foundation is able to fund more McGrath Breast Care Nurses like me, so that no one experiences breast cancer without care.
I see firsthand how important a McGrath Breast Care Nurse is in the lives of so many Australians.
Did you know that this Dry July I joined you in the challenge? I said no to alcohol for 31 days for my health and for my patients and I found that it was a great opportunity to reboot my health!
This year, it is estimated that 55 people will be...
Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled the Andrew Love Cancer Centre to continue running their wellness programs
Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled the Andrew Love Cancer Centre to fund wellness programs including oncology massage, exercise therapy, yoga and art therapy.
Wellness programs are an integral part of a patients care alongside their treatment. Therapies such as oncology massage and yoga provide relaxation and through research has proven to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, nausea and depression.
Art therapy provides both inpatient and day stay patients a distraction from their treatment and allows them an outlet of expression which reduces stress and anxiety.
On behalf of all the patients and Cancer Centre staff at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre we would like to thank you for your support and contribution to making a positive...