Go Dry this July

You can help people affected by cancer in Canberra and the surrounding region.

The Canberra Hospital Foundation has been a proud beneficiary of Dry July campaign since 2009, with funds raised through the initiative supporting patients and their families at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. Our adult patients living with cancer have gained so much from previous campaign funding, and we are so grateful for the community support!

We invite you to go Dry this July and help us continue to raise funds for this important cause.

Go Dry to support patients like Holly

Holly was only 32 years old when she was diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma brain cancer. 

The next three years of Holly’s life have revolved around her treatment and continual visits to the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. It has become a home-away-from-hom. The flowers throughout the centre bring moments of brightness to her appointments, and she loves the artwork that adorns the walls. “I love staring at it, even though I’ve stared at it a hundred times,” Holly says.

Read more of Holly's story.

This year, with your help, funds raised will support the purchase of new, bright and comfortable lounges, chairs and tables which will furnish the Social Hub in the Wellbeing Centre - a new and exciting addition to the Canberra Region Cancer Centre. The Social Hub will give patients and their loved ones a space to unite, in a warm and inviting environment, dissimilar to the more clinical treatment areas. The space will foster a feeling of homeliness, and encourage connection at a time when patients and their families are navigating the difficult journey of cancer.

You can 'go dry' by giving up alcohol or anything else that you choose for the month of July. Whatever you choose, by signing up to Dry July, you'll make a meaningful difference to the lives of so many people affected by cancer, patients just like Holly.

Go Dry for patients like Holly

Read more of Holly's story.

Scroll through to see what Dry July has funded in previous years!

The countdown is on!

About the Canberra Region Cancer Centre

The Canberra Region Cancer Centre (CRCC) is a world-class healthcare facility that brings together cancer treatment and related services in one purpose-built facility. The care and support of our patients is central to everything we do.

The CRCC facilitates cancer treatment and other related services in the ACT and surrounding region by drawing together and integrating services, research and teaching programs. The Centre is designed to meet the needs of Canberra and the Southern New South Wales communities well into the future.

Services operating within the Centre take a multi-disciplinary team approach to health treatment and support. Cancer services comprise several highly skilled teams, including Medical and Radiation Oncology, Haematology, Immunology, Surgery, Bone Marrow Transplant, Psychosocial and Palliative Care to provide comprehensive services to patients and their carers with cancer and related illnesses. We are committed to reducing the burden of care in the ACT and surrounding region through high quality treatment, research and education.