Dry July 2017 raises over $106,000 for patient programs

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!