Go ‘Dry’ this July to raise funds for those affected by cancer.
Each year Flinders Foundation supporters sign up to 'go dry' in July to raise money for services that help people and their families who are living with cancer. Funds are raised by people who choose to go alcohol-free during the month, and Flinders Foundation is also a beneficiary of grants provided by the Dry July Foundation.
In February 2020, Flinders Foundation worked in partnership with Dry July to open a new Cancer Wellness Centre on the ground floor of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer to provide a range of services to help patients and their families cope with the effects of cancer. The cancer wellness program focuses on the emotional, practical and physical concerns which cancer can often have, and includes support and advice about exercise, diet, finances, health information, support groups and much more.
But there’s still a long way to go. You can help bring us closer by signing up for Dry July and raising funds for Flinders Foundation.
This year, your support will help purchase a fibroscan - vital equipment which allows a non-invasive way of assessing the amount of fibrosis or scarring in a liver, without the need for an invasive liver biopsy.
The amount of fibrosis is a critical risk factor for liver cancer – the more fibrosis, the greater the risk of cancer.
By detecting liver issues earlier through a fibroscan, more immediate intervention and treatments can be initiated which will lead to better patient outcomes.
Please help those at risk of liver cancer and sign up for Dry July to help bring a fibroscan to Flinders.