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

Where the money goes

Male cancer support worker on the phone, smiling
Information and Support Services

McGrath Foundation breast care nurse and a patient
Specialist Cancer Nurses

People lying down on yoga mats in a class
Wellness Programs

Brown chemotherapy chairs in a cancer centre
Cancer Centre Improvements

Cancer Council car outside Cancer Council Tasmania building
Accommodation and Transport

Woman looking in a mirror smiling
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

Leukaemia Foundation 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 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.

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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.


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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thanks to your Dry July fundraising, Wollongong Hospital can help increase the comfort and wellbeing of people affected by cancer

We are extremely grateful and very keen to share with you the 11 initiatives we can now deliver for our patients.

Our ‘While You’re Here’ theme focuses on increasing comfort and wellbeing to reduce patient anxiety during treatment and we will direct funds to;

1. Introduce Pet Therapy in the Centre and the Ward (pending approval/restrictions)

2. Investigate designing and creating specialised Porta Cath accessible t-shirts

3. Purchase a blanket warmer for our Oncology/Haematology Ward

4. Purchase a patient weigh chair for our Centre

5. Supply High End Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate for patients and family/carers

6. Re-subscribe to continue personalised music selections during each radiation therapy treatment

7. Improve patient Wi-Fi in the...

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