Dry July challenges you to go alcohol-free in July while raising funds to support cancer patients and their families.
Since 2015, the Dry July Foundation has contributed $1.7 million dollars in funding to the Look Good Feel Better program, with $686,000 of this total being raised by individuals taking part throughout July.
This has allowed us to help over 22,000 Australians undergoing cancer treatment.
You can sign up for Dry July yourself, put together a team, or donate to support someone else who’s going dry for the month.
How your participation in Dry July will help
In 2021 we need 1,000 participants taking part in Dry July for Look Good Feel Better.
One Face-to-Face Workshop supporting 10 cancer patients costs over $1,000 to run.
Providing one cancer patient with a Home-Delivered Confidence Kit and access to our Virtual Workshops costs over $100.
By taking part in Dry July this year, you can help us reach our fundraising target of $260,000, allowing us to provide our program to 3,300 cancer patients.
Your support will help patients like Vicky, who said:
"Once treatment commenced, I was surprised at the lack of support available to me – I didn’t ‘tick the box’ with most charities as I was young, female and not diagnosed with a specific ‘women’s cancer.’ It was such a confusing time. I would reach out to charities looking for mental health support and ways to connect with other young women in the same situation, but then be turned away. So, when I found out about Look Good Feel Better, I was over the moon that I was eligible and I couldn’t wait to attend a workshop.
I took away practical advice like make-up tricks, self-care tips and options for head coverings, but I also left feeling empowered and re-energised from a few hours of fun.
Friends and family were grateful that I’d finally found the like-minded support and human connection I’d been looking for. The physical changes resulting from cancer treatment can have such a huge mental impact on a patient – Look Good Feel Better workshops give patients the skills and confidence to leave the room feeling empowered and with options.
The life-long impacts and mental health challenges following remission were way more of a shock to me than the actual diagnosis. Cancer is still mainly viewed in terms of the medical diagnosis and treatment of a physical illness, but I found it to be far more mentally, socially and emotionally challenging, than just a disease of the body.
I will be forever grateful for the Look Good Feel Better program. It gave me a place to find the understanding and connection I’d been desperately seeking, at a time when many other avenues weren’t available.
I always recommend Look Good Feel Better to others going through treatment. It’s the one place I felt welcomed, understood and had fun!"
To take on the challenge and help us fund our confidence-boosting program, click here.