Great effort in Dry July – thank you to everyone who joined in

Staff and supporters of Northern Health Foundation joined in Dry July 2020, raising funds to provide care and comfort for cancer patients at Northern Hospital Epping and Craigieburn Centre.

Thanks to everyone who joined the team with $12,572 raised. These funds will go towards purchasing vital signs monitors and patient treatment chairs at our Epping and Craigieburn Day Oncology Centres.

One of the participants in the Dry July Team was cancer patient Kirsty. After all the help she has been given at Northern Health, she wanted to give something back.

Kirsty’s cancer journey started at Northern Health in early 2020 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer after a routine colonoscopy.

Kirsty said, “The care I received from the nursing and medical teams during this time was amazing and I can’t thank them enough for the support I received when I needed it the most”.

With her surgeon confident he has now removed all the tumours; the next step is a six month cycle of chemotherapy treatment.

Thanks to the support of Kirsty and all the other team participants, cancer patients at Epping and Craigieburn will benefit from the upgrade and refurbishment of vital equipment which will improve their care and provide comfort during their cancer journey.

Northern Health Foundation submitted a grant application to the Dry July Foundation and we are thrilled to share that we have been successful for a further $17,500 which brings an amazing total of $30,000 for Cancer Services at Northern Health. Our sincere gratitude to our northern community and the Dry July Foundation.

If you are up for the challenge to go dry this July and join the Northern Health Foundation team please contact our Team Leader- Josie Verga on 8405 8026 or Your support will continue to help cancer patients in the northern community.

The success of the campaign just goes to show how much can be done when the community comes together. Thank you so much.