Bowel Cancer Australia is excited to have been selected as a charity beneficiary for the 2020 Dry July campaign. 
 
2020 has been a challenging year. So this July, the Dry July Foundation has introduced some new options.
 
They're calling it Dry(ish) July.
 
Challenge yourself to 31 days dry, or this year, have a Dry(ish) July and choose 21 or 14 days dry.
 
While raising funds for Bowel Cancer Australia and supporting our mission to have an everlasting impact where no Australian dies from bowel cancer and all those diagnosed receive the support they need.
 
No matter how long you choose to go dry for, you’ll still be raising vital funds for people affected by bowel cancer, who need us now, more than ever.

How it works:
  • Sign up to join Bowel Cancer Australia’s Dry July team
  • Select the ‘Dry July Foundation’ as your charity and choose from 31, 21 or 14 days dry
  • Go alcohol free in July
  • Ask family, friends and workmates to sponsor you
  • Help people affected by bowel cancer
Please note to ensure all funds raised are directed to Bowel Cancer Australia, you must select the ‘Dry July Foundation’ as your charity beneficiary. All funds will then be remitted to Bowel Cancer Australia through the 2020 Dry July grants program.
 
Once you've signed up, you will get your very own unique profile page to share with friends and family to receive donations.
 


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Bowel cancer risk increases significantly when two or more alcoholic drinks are consumed per day. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit the amount. Almost 1 in 5 Australian adults (18%) consume more than 2 standard drinks per day. 
 
Please Note: Dry July is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Dry July.

Lived Experience Booklets

Bowel Cancer Australia is committed to supporting individuals and their families through all stages of their journey, working hard to ensure every bowel cancer patient receives the support they need.
 
Talking to and reading about the experiences of another person who has been through bowel cancer, or who is going through a similar situation, can be enormously valuable and reassuring.
 
A key element of Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer Support Network and dynamic awareness campaigns is the writing and sharing of one’s personal story.
 
Not only are there proven benefits to emotional wellbeing in taking the time to write about your experiences, reading about the experience of others can also be incredibly beneficial. Assisting patients with making difficult decisions during their treatment, offering hope and solace.
 
We call these ‘Lived Experience Stories’.
 
Thanks to a grant from the Dry July Foundation in 2019-20, Bowel Cancer Australia has been able to expand upon our Bowel Cancer Stories and create a series of seven Lived-Experience booklets.
 
The booklets have been designed specifically for people who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer, their family and friends. Offering insight into how bowel cancer can affect your body, emotions, relationships and daily life, through the personal experiences of others diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones.
 
A very warm thank you to the Dry July Foundation and all the passionate Bowel Cancer Awareness Advocates who have shared their empowering lived experiences for these unique booklets - helping to raise much needed awareness, support people living with or beyond bowel cancer and their loved ones, and to encourage others to share their personal stories too.
 
Click here to view the Lived Experiences booklets.