Support Canterbury cancer patients this Dry July
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to find the time or energy to think about anything other than treating the cancer.
Give up alcohol for the month of July and raise funds to help ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer.
Taking part in Dry July gives you the chance to also focus on yourself – notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Top tips for going Dry this July
- Create a team with friends, family or work mates. Strength in numbers is key.
- Focus on the cause to keep you strong.
- Change your diet and increase your exercise routine to get the maximum benefit.
- Don’t be shy about your Dry July! Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Dry July. That way when you start to receive donations you have to commit and can’t back out.
- Be the Designated Dryver to your mates… and get them to donate to your taxi service.
Grateful recipients of previous Dry July fundraising
Items purchased with Dry July funds are really being appreciated, and local examples include:
- Refurbishment of the family room at the Christchurch Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. This room now has beautiful new red leather furniture, a flat screen TV and DVD, a new kitchen area including a dishwasher, and a feature wall of a serene picture of Lake Matheson, thanks in part to Dry July donations. This room is a wonderful peaceful space for families, patients and carers to enjoy.
- Beautiful artwork in treatment areas at the Radiotherapy Department at Christchurch Hospital. Murals of NZ scenery brighten up the walls leading into the treatment rooms, and tranquil pictures are placed on the ceiling to comfort patients while lying on the beds.
Sources: Canterbury District Health Board and Dry July NZ websites.Published on Friday, June 3rd, 2016, under Uncategorised