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
With one Face-to-Face Workshop supporting 10 cancer patients costing over $1,000 to run, and providing one cancer patient with a Home-Delivered Confidence Kit and access to our Virtual Workshops costing over $100, this year, 1,000 participants are needed to go Dry in July for Look Good Feel Better.
Your support will help patients like Aleesha, who said:
"I’d been told about the Look Good Feel Better program but it wasn’t something that I was sure I would get a lot out of. Looking back however, I think I was making excuses for myself - at the time I was still quite reluctant to identify as a cancer patient, and I felt like attending groups such as this would cement that I was one.
The workshop provided an opportunity to get out of the house for a day involving something that wasn’t a medical appointment. I learned a lot of practical things about skin care and cosmetics, and it was really helpful having someone there to provide practical information about wigs and headwear.
The facilitators were really experienced, and they knew the sorts of issues that everyone was facing with their appearance and life generally. Although it was with a group of other cancer patients, we weren’t treated like that was all we were.
I remember laughing a lot with the other workshop participants - before that, I don’t think that I had really connected with other people who were going through treatment and I really appreciated that. A handful of the other participants were also having treatment at the same hospital as I was, so it meant that there were now some familiar faces around which was nice. It was also just great being able to participate in something like this that wasn’t limited to a particular type of cancer or an age group.
I think that attending the Look Good Feel Better workshop put me in the right frame of mind to utilise other services available for people undergoing treatment or living with cancer. Before I did the workshop I was hesitant to attend other groups, because I was reluctant to identify as a cancer patient. Meeting the other participants and having a great time at the workshop gave me the confidence to seek out other support services which I think really benefited me during treatment and recovery."
If you or someone you know would like to participate in Dry July, we can achieve our goal of $200,000 raised to provide the program to 2,000 cancer patients in the coming year.
Visit the Look Good Feel Better beneficiary page here to take on the challenge or support someone else who is, and help us fund our confidence-boosting program.