In 2023, 27,124 Australians are going without alcohol to raise vital funds that will provide support for fellow Australians affected by cancer.
Funds raised as part of the Dry July campaign will provide invaluable services for cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s providing resources that ensures transportation to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or securing a bed located close to treatment.
Flinders University Graphic Designer Natasha Worm is going alcohol-free for the month, having signed up to participate in Dry July for the eighth time to raise funds for Flinders Foundation.
Natasha’s dedication to Dry July each year is in memory of her dad and best friend, who both sadly passed away from cancer.
“It feels great to put down my glass and raise money for a cause so close to my heart,” Natasha says. “Working at Flinders University, I have great insight into the importance of cancer research and improved care for patients.”
Funds that Natasha and fellow Dry July participants raise will help Flinders Foundation purchase a SOZO machine to help monitor patients with breast cancer for the earliest signs of developing lymphoedema, which occurs when lymph nodes are removed or damaged during cancer surgery or radiotherapy.
You can support Natasha by making a donation here.
To find out more about Dry July, click here.