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.

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney receives an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation

We're pleased to announce that St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney has received an additional grant from the Dry July Foundation October grant round.

This grant will enable Group Wellbeing Programs at Kinghorn Cancer Centre, offering free group education and support group programs to patients and their loved ones.

These include meditation and mindfulness, art therapy and yoga therapy.

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Nepean Cancer Centre benefits from Dry July Foundation Grant Program

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

This grant will enable new wigs for the Wig Library. This will increase the number of patients who can access the Wig Library, a greater variety of modern style wigs will also assist patients in finding a style that suits them to give them more confidence

The grant will also help launching a Wellness program that provides 8-week program for patients free of charge, conducted by an exercise physiologist .


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Dry July funds help OTIS Foundation to provide Breast Cancer Retreats

We're pleased to announce that the Dry July Foundation has awarded a grant to OTIS Foundation to help provide additional Breast Cancer Retreats to people experiencing breast cancer.

The OTIS Foundation provides retreat accommodation at no cost to anyone dealing with the challenges of breast cancer. They currently provide properties in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Each stay provides guests with time out to relax, reconnect and regroup. Friends, family and partners are also welcome.

Each year, OTIS Foundation make close to 3,500 nights retreat accommodation available at no cost to families dealing with the challenges of breast cancer.

Their aim is to provide the gift of...

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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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