By taking part in Dry July, you help people like Esther. Esther is one of seven people in Australian history to develop a tumour from a molar pregnancy. It happened in 2015, and was an extremely difficult time for her as she had just lost her father as well as her baby. She is incredibly supportive of Cancer Council NSW’s “The Thing About Cancer” podcast series as they provided her with the support she needed to cope and communicate her situation to her loved ones.
“In 2015, I had a molar pregnancy that turned into tumour. I think there’s only 7 other people who have had this in Australia.
Around the time of diagnosis, I had just lost my dad and now obviously, the baby. The hormones I had at the time meant the feelings...
We are so excited announce that our newly appointed Cancer Centre Wellness Coordinator, Jenna Sing, began with Bendigo Health this week (w/c 19 January, 2020). Jenna is such a beautiful person, whose enthusiasm for supporting people dealing with cancer and her extensive experience in oncology are without doubt going to make her perfect for the role. Jenna has already developed a calendar of activities for patients and is looking at a range of new programs to implement. She has expressed her thanks to the Dry July participants for raising the funds to support her role and has offered some words below;
‘It is with great excitement that I begin my new role as the Cancer Wellness Co-Ordinator at Bendigo Health. After working within the...
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.
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 .
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...
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.
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...
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
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...