Dry July to support adults living with cancer

Dry July, the fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer, is open for 2014 sign-ups and is again supporting Central Coast Local Health District’s Cancer Care Services.

Dry July improves the wellbeing of adult cancer patients by providing funds to create better services and environments for them and their families. In the six Dry July campaigns to-date, over 65,000 participants have collectively raised over $15 million, helping support 37 different cancer services across Australia and New Zealand. This year Dry July is proud to be supporting 40 beneficiaries across Australia and New Zealand.

Central Coast Local Health District chief executive Mr Matt Hanrahan said: “The Central Coast Local Health District is delighted to be involved once again in the Dry July campaign.” “Thank you to those who supported the CoastCanCare initiative in 2013, resulting in over $115,000 being donated to us by the Dry July Foundation”. “I invite everyone to join me in participating again this year.“ Start up a team and encourage competition between your work, family and sporting peers.

“You might find you are helping your neighbour, a family member or a friend in coping with their treatment. ”Funds received from Dry July 2014 will continue to go towards CoastCanCare, a program designed to provide core information to promote self-management and wellness. CoastCanCare will provide information and advice on nutrition, psychosocial care, physical and occupational activities and care co-ordination.

The first CoastCanCare information and awareness seminar is being held at the Gosford Edogawa Commemorative Garden on June 23 and will provide education on dealing with emotional stress and trauma.


Media release,
19 May 2014
Ellie Williams, Dry July