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.

The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre benefits from Dry July 2020 fundraising

This year, your fundraising will help improve the comfort and wellbeing for people affected by cancer at The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre through the implementation of the following projects and programs:

• Development of a quiet room

• Telehealth consult room refurbishment

• Fresh artwork

• Exercise equipment

• Bone Marrow Transplant Resources

This wouldn't be possible without you Dry Julyers - thank you!


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Reproductive survivorship care for AYA and adult cancer patients possible thanks to Dry July fundraising

Thanks to the fantastic efforts of Dry July 2020 participants, The Prince of Wales Hospital will be using funds to improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

This year, funds will be helping The Prince of Wales Hospital provide reproductive survivorship care for adolescents and young adults, as well as adult cancer patients.

This wouldn't be possible without you Dry Julyers - you should be incredibly proud of your efforts.

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Dry July 2020 funds help Royal North Shore Hospital purchase new chemotherapy chairs

With the help of Dry July 2020 funds, Northern Sydney Cancer & Palliative Care Network based at Royal North Shore Hospital will be purchasing new chemotherapy chairs.

Chemotherapy chairs are vital in improving comfort for cancer patients enduring long periods of treatment.

Dry Julyers, you should be so proud for helping to improve the comfort, care and wellbeing for people affected by cancer.

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Flinders Foundation to purchase a Fibroscanner thanks to Dry July fundraising

Thanks to the outstanding efforts of Dry July 2020 participants, Flinders Foundation will be purchasing a FibroScan - vital equipment which allows a non-invasive way of assessing the amount of fibrosis or scarring in a liver, without the need for an invasive liver biopsy.

The amount of fibrosis is a critical risk factor for liver cancer – the more fibrosis, the greater the risk of cancer. By detecting liver issues earlier through a FibroScan, more immediate intervention and treatments can be initiated which will lead to better patient outcomes.

Dry July 2020 participants support will truly be life-changing for many South Australians, including those visiting clinics at Flinders Medical Centre and in remote indigenous communities.

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Dry July 2020 funds support the continuation of CoastCanCare’s Wellness Program

Thanks to the incredible efforts of Dry July participants, CoastCanCare’s Wellness Program will be supported.

The Wellness Programs held at Central Coast LHD aim to improve patient's and carer's wellbeing by providing information, education, and support services. The development of these vital skills can assist in developing skills for coping with a cancer diagnosis, treatments, and treatment side effects, such as fatigue, pain, and anxiety.


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Leukaemia Foundation's Blood Cancer Support Coordinators are supported thanks to Dry July fundraising

In the scary times that follow a blood cancer diagnosis, Blood Cancer Support Coordinators help families navigate the health system, share vital information to understand a diagnosis, and help access important services like accommodation close to life-saving treatment.

Here, Maddy shares a heartfelt thank you for the help she received from her Blood Cancer Support Coordinator throughout her son Darcy's cancer journey.

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Dry July funds enable wellness activities to continue at Choices Cancer Support Centre

Dry July fundraising plus a generous grant from Dry July Foundation has enabled Choices Cancer Support Centre to continue to provide the following programs for people affected by cancer in our community.

1. Men's and Women’s Choices Gym Maintenance Program

For people completing cancer treatment, research demonstrates that maintaining an exercise program is an important factor in mitigating late and long-term side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. The exercise program also allows people to connect to others who are experiencing similar circumstances. Overall, this engagement can improve the mental health and wellbeing of our patients and directly impact their recovery.

2. Art, Writing, Music Therapies

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Dry July fundraising helps llIawarra Cancer Care Centre to purchase 10 new chemotherapy chairs

With the help of Wollongong Hospital's Dry July supporters, $50,728 was raised!

These funds will purchase five new chemotherapy chairs for llIawarra Cancer Care Centre and they have also received grant funding for a further five chairs! Illawarra Cancer Care Centre will also continue our ongoing Dry July funded programs and initiatives.

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Cancer services continue at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney thanks to Dry July

Dry July funds have enabled The Kinghorn Cancer Wellness Centre to provide the following services for their cancer patients:

• Gift of Wellness Hardship Program (free massage, acupuncture, and exercise physiology)

• Patient Transport Vouchers (allows patients to access treatment appointments)

• Wellness Centre Gym Program (to fund new equipment and exercise physiology classes)

• Group Wellbeing Programs (yoga, art therapy, and meditation/mindfulness programs)

Dry July funded programs support The Kinghorn Cancer Wellness Centre cancer patients' emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing during treatment and into survivorship. Patient feedback about our programs is always expressed with sincere gratitude…

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