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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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


To see the full list of cancer support organisations we fund, please click here.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital benefits from Dry July funding

Your fundraising for Dry July has enabled The Royal Melbourne Hospital to purchase items for:

Breezy Relax Wheelchair – this will enable lower level brain and spinal cord tumour patients to leave the ward with their families

Ipads / Bluetooth speaker – to assist patients with primary brain tumours to stay connected to their family and friends via social media, email and video calls

Wig Library – providing dignity for women undergoing chemotherapy with associated hair loss

Breast reconstruction photo album – helping women requiting a mastectomy with decision making

Head & Neck patient care room – providing a room where head & neck, gastro and hepatobiliary patients can tube feed in privacy

Mobile studios – to deliver our...

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Patient services at Shoalhaven Cancer Centre are supported thanks to Dry July 2020

We are extremely grateful for your fundraising efforts and dedication. With your help, $18,157 was raised!

These funds will go towards patient accommodation improvements, development and printing of patient education resources, and not to mention our ongoing Dry July funded programs and initiatives!

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.

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Dry July 2020 campaign supports patient wellbeing at Solaris Cancer Care Centre

Dry July funds have enabled Solaris Cancer Care to provide joint online and in-person professional counselling, support groups and community programs beyond their metropolitan centres. They have also extended their community programs and mental health services to the Pilbara, Broome, and Great Southern regions.

Your support has helped Solaris continue their current community programs such as their Drumming Circle and Guest Speaker events in-person, whilst also recording them live for people with cancer outside Perth. The continuation of these programs has allowed Solaris to reach out to a broader group of cancer patients, observing a rise in male participation from their purchase of more African djembe drums for our Drumming Circle. The...

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High-speed Wi-Fi installation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital thanks to Dry July fundraising

Dry July funds have enabled the PA Research Foundation to install free high-speed Wi-Fi for cancer patients facing lengthy hospital stays.

Hospital stays during cancer treatment can be an isolating experience, particularly during a year like 2020. Being able to access free Wi-Fi from hospital beds will help reduce the emotional distance between patients and their vital support network, as well as providing a crucial distraction from the circumstances that brought them to the hospital ward.

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OCA develop fantastic initiatives for women affected by ovarian cancer thanks to Dry July fundraising

Thanks to the incredible fundraising of Dry July participants, Ovarian Cancer Australia has raised an astounding $445,325!

Despite the immense challenges of 2020, it has been an incredible year for Dry July fundraising – the efforts of participants such as you will enable Ovarian Cancer Australia to directly support women with ovarian cancer and their families with these initiatives:

The Younger Women’s Network: providing support and information sessions for younger women who can connect with others in a similar situation, reducing feelings of isolation when they need it most.

Support for carers: a new project that will assist carers – particularly male carers – to provide the best support for their loved ones.

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The Mater Brisbane's guided exercise programs continues thanks to Dry July

Your incredible support is giving patients at Mater access to specially designed programs aimed at engaging and supporting them through guided exercise during and after their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Exercise can be effective in reducing physical deterioration, levels of fatigue, and can improve the quality of life of people with cancer.

These programs however go so much further than providing patients with exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle advice. They incorporate a holistic approach to address the issues and concerns faced by people having cancer treatment.

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Liverpool Hospital's Cancer Services continue Integrated Oncology Support Programs thanks to Dry July

An astounding $30,488 has been raised for Cancer Services at The ACRF OASIS Centre.

Complementary integrative therapies play an integral part in the patient’s treatment plan. Integrated oncology programs provide supportive therapies for patients who are on treatment, or who have just completed treatment. Such programs as oncology massage, acupuncture, and yoga can help patients through their treatment regime by alleviating side effects and improving outcomes.

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Your fundraising has helped fund Canberra Hospital's Therapeutic Harp Program

Isn't it great that being a part of the Dry July community means you're contributing to projects like Canberra Hospital's Therapeutic Harp Program at Canberra Region Cancer Centre.

Offering comfort and peace to patients and their families throughout their cancer journey, we're so grateful to help make a difficult time, a little easier.

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Dry July funds help the Calvary Mater Newcastle to enhance patient wellbeing

Dry July fundraising has enabled Calvary Mater Newcastle to purchase the following items:

• Two ultrasound machines for cannulation purposes in the Day Treatment Centre

• One standing weigh scale with height measure for the Day Treatment Centre

• Occupational Therapy Oncology Loan Pool and Pressure Care Comfort Equipment

• Pressure relieving equipment for Ward 4B (Surgical)

• Four chemotherapy treatment chairs for the Day Treatment Centre

• Mercy Hospice Arts Health Kitchen Table Conversations Project - Promoting Connections, Story Telling and Conversations about Life and Living

This funding has allowed Calvary Mater to update and enhance a wide variety of equipment that will help make their patient’s more comfortable, whether as an...

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