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, aiming to make a difficult time, a little easier for people affected by cancer.

A shoulder to lean on. A comforting voice. A place to relax. This is why we Dry July.

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Where the money goes

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Information and Support Services

McGrath Foundation breast care nurse and a patient
Specialist Cancer Nurses

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Wellness Programs

Brown chemotherapy chairs in a cancer centre
Cancer Centre Improvements

Cancer Council car outside Cancer Council Tasmania building
Accommodation and Transport

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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

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 Dry July 2023 fundraising is supporting Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre

Dry July funds are helping Barwon Health’s Andrew Love Cancer Centre purchase a video endoscope tower and support the continuation of the Centre's wellness therapies such as art therapy, massage therapy, exercise programs, and group activities within the Wellness Lounge.

Wellness lounges are critical in enabling access to activities and providing a safe and supportive space for patients, carers, family, and friends.

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Dry July funds support the McGrath Foundation's mission of ensuring no one misses out on care

Dry July 2023 funds are supporting the McGrath Foundation's mission of ensuring no one goes through breast cancer without the care of a breast care nurse.

McGrath Breast Care Nurses help individuals and their families affected by breast cancer by providing invaluable physical, psychological, and emotional support, from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment.

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Bowel Cancer Australia is expanding its integrated Bowel Care Nurse pilot program thanks to Dry July funds

The program enables more patients to receive dedicated support from a local Bowel Care Nurse.

A Bowel Care Nurse is a registered nurse who has specialist knowledge and experience caring for patients with bowel cancer. Serving as a point of contact for patients and their families as they navigate the health system – providing advice, education, support and direct patient care to the regional communities.

These dedicated Bowel Care Nurses help to improve bowel cancer outcomes in their communities by enabling patients to take a more active role in their bowel care treatment. Making sure patients and their families understand their options and receive the critical support they need – from that initial point of diagnosis all the way through...

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Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre continues to provide comfort and support services thanks to Dry July 2023 funds

We're excited to announce that the Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead Hospital will be able to fund the following thanks to Dry July 2023 fundraising:

• The purchase of iPads to provide music in bunkers for our patients. Allowing patients to select their own music, helps to reduce anxiety and take their mind off the daily treatment

• Renovations and refurbishment of all outpatient waiting areas

• Replacement of all chemotherapy chairs at the centre

• Installation of artworks

• Purchase of dumbells for the Westmead Hospital X-men 8-week prostate cancer recovery physiotherapy program

• Video interpreting solutions for Westmead Day Suite (Cancer care) to assist linguistically diverse cancer patients with communication to better...

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Check out how Dry July funds are supporting the patients of Wollongong Hospital!

Through Dry July funds, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre has purchased equipment upgrades and comfort and support items.

Patient Weigh Chair:

Sometimes attempting to stand on scales is challenging for our patients, they aren’t strong enough, have poor mobility or have difficulty balancing. Our staff in Haematology Oncology Day Care flagged how much the addition of a patient weigh chair would assist patients and improve both staff and patient safety. The chair allows our patients to be accurately weighed (an important step in their treatment regime) without anxiety or stress in having to stand and balance on ordinary scales.

RT Artwork:

How relaxing does this artwork make you feel? Custom made for our space, this beautiful piece portrays the...

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Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge and supporting the Leukaemia Foundation this year

We are pleased to announce that with your help we raised an astounding $364,730.

We are extremely grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled the Leukaemia Foundation's Australia-wide team of Blood Cancer Support Coordinators to continue providing emotional support, information and care for patients, families and carers impacted by blood cancer.

Like a caring coach in your corner, these incredible qualified support specialists are there for everyone facing blood cancer, helping people feel empowered and supported when they need it most.

On behalf of all the patients, their loved ones and staff at the Leukaemia Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support and contribution to...

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Your amazing Dry July fundraising is helping support Flinders Foundation

Thank you for supporting Flinders Foundation this Dry July.

Together we raised over $18,000 which will purchase a SOZO machine for the Breast and Endocrine Clinic at Flinders so many of the 7,500 patients who visit the clinic each year - with either a new breast cancer diagnosis or for ongoing check-ups - can be monitored for developing breast cancer-related lymphoedema. This will give patients affected by breast cancer the best chance of detecting lymphoedema early, so treatment can start as soon as possible to stop the condition from progressing.

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Thank you for supporting Mater Foundation this Dry July

We are pleased to announce that with your help we raised an astounding $16,433 for the Mater Cancer Care Centre. We are extremely grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication.

Your fundraising for Dry July will help the Mater Cancer Care Centre alleviate the considerable personal and social costs of treatment experienced by women with early-stage female-specific cancers through the Women’s Wellness After Cancer Program (WWACP) at Mater.

The 12-week program aims to improve quality of life and lessen the risk of chronic disease through targeted lifestyle management options, including physical activity, healthy eating and better sleep and lifestyle habits.

On behalf of all the patients and staff at the Mater Cancer Care Centre, we...

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Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge this year

Thank you for taking on the Dry July challenge this year. We are delighted to announce that with your help Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Foundation Australia raised an astounding $24,120.61. Such a great result.

We are beyond grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. By taking part in Dry July, you have helped us support more people in their recovery from cancer. This not only reduces the burden of cancer for the individual but also for their loved ones too.

Our PINC & STEEL cancer rehab programs are focused on improving the quality of life and experience of people diagnosed with any type of cancer. Helping them overcome symptom distress, regain strength, mobility, and energy so they can participate fully in their...

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