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Dry July 2020 is proudly supporting :

* Look Good Feel Better - workshops for those with appearance related side-effects of cancer.
* Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ - rollout of Prost-fit program for men affected by prostate cancer.
* Bowel Cancer NZ - telephone support from a specialist bowel cancer nurse.

See below stories of how these organisations will utilise the funds raised to help those affected by cancer.

Latest Updates

Men's Facilitator Workshop 2018

Look Good Feel Better NZ secured a Dry July grant in 2017 towards running a facilitator training workshop for the Men's Programme (which is also funded by Dry July). The aim was to help educate Facilitators about the Programme, ultimately offering better access to the new LGFB Men's programme across NZ centres for any man, diagnosed with any cancer. Now, all Men's Programme participants will have access to a fully trained, knowledgable, empathetic Facilitator and a consistent programme no matter where in the country they are living or being treated for cancer.

Images from the workshop can be seen here: https://quik.gopro.com/v/F82mvHlaXy/.

Cancer and Blood Welcome Video

Auckland DHB used funds from Dry July 2016 towards a Cancer and Blood Welcome video designed to give patients and their families peace of mind.

The film takes viewers on a tour of facilities by staff, who answer frequently asked questions by patients about to start medical oncology (including chemotherapy), radiation oncology (including radiation therapy)or haematology services. Patient interviews are also included.

Since 30 January 2018, the video has been featured on the Auckland DHB vimeo channel as well as the following Healthpoint pages:

Auckland DHB Oncology Services

Auckland DHB Radiation Therapy

Auckland DHB Clinical Haematology

All pages have been optimised for search to ensure that ADHB is able to reach as many people as possible who are looking for more information about the services provided.

These three Healthpoint pages receive on average 1000 visits per month (cumulative) by members of the public, and the video is the first thing that visitors see when coming to any of these pages.

The Auckland DHB video link has been viewed more than 180 times since it was published.

2017 Funding provides a much needed upgrade!

Margaret Stewart House Wellington now has fantastic new bedding, lounge furniture and laundry appliances thanks to a grant from the Dry July Foundation. It’s wonderful to finally replace items that have given us 20 years’ faithful service. We’ll be able to get through lots of laundry, especially in winter, with the brilliant commercial-grade laundry appliances we now have! The very generous grant means we can keep providing a very comfortable home away from home for people needing a place to stay while receiving outpatient cancer treatment at Wellington Hospital.

Much needed refurbishment at Shirley Crawford Haven

The Far North Community Hospice Shirley Crawford Haven provides a home away from home for the patient and their family / whanau. It is a self contained unit with bathroom, lounge/dining area, bedroom and kitchenette. Funds raised from the 2017 Dry July Campaign have helped to update the space at the Shirley Crawford Haven with comfy lounges, new carpet and blinds.

Mural brings vibrancy to the community

Thanks to funding received from the 2017 grants round, a beautiful mural was created by artist Sean Duffell at The Cancer Society Wellington HQ.

Patients, staff and visitors have commented that the mural brightens their day!

 

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