Dry July 2017 raises over $106,000 for patient programs
Once again the national fundraiser Dry July has helped to raise over $106,000 for adults in our region living with cancer.
Through funds raised by generous locals giving up alcohol for the month, along with a successful grant, the Barwon Health Foundation has received an amazing $106,769 for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre from the Dry July Foundation.
This year the funds raised will go towards a number of invitatives supporting patient comfort and care in the Andrew Love Cancer Centre, the Supportive Care Centre and Baxter 6 ward.
Some of these initiatives include:
- Nutrition information and cooking demonstrations and printing of cookbook made by community kitchen program
- Men’s support group facilitators and resources
- Edible garden beds outside with horticultural therapist
- Carer support eg cooking and dinner nights
- Music therapy –equipment, instruments, therapist
- Additional art therapy including an instillation at the entrance of the SCC and creative work with radiation masks
- Hairdresser and wig support
- Art therapy
- Exercise therapy
- 'Living with Cancer' Exercise therapy
- Yoga instructor and equipment
- Tai Chi
- Oncology Massage
Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who took part in Dry July 2017!