NON-ALCOHOLIC: Shauna O’Connor enjoying a mineral water ahead of Dry July.IT’S that time of year again, when the champagne flutes, shot glasses and brandy balloons get put away in preparation for another Dry July.
It is a not-for-profit event that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of July to raise money to support adults living with cancer, and Port Lincoln Hospital administrative assistant in nursing and midwifery Shauna O’Connor is on the Dry July wagon for the third time in a row.
Funds raised will help the Port Lincoln Hospital through Dry July’s South Australian beneficiary, the Hospital Research Foundation.
In addition to the money raised, it also gives participants the opportunity to see the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Ms O’Connor said cancer had directly affected her family with her two grandmothers dying after cancer diagnoses and it was something almost everyone could relate to.
“Cancer unfortunately is common in the community and most people will know someone who has had cancer at some stage,” she said.
“Dry July raises money which goes solely into improving the comfort and care of those receiving cancer treatment in hospital.
“It’s important that the hospital receives extra funds which are allocated to the chemotherapy unit because its not often that money is granted towards things which are over and beyond improve care and comfort.”
The Hospital Research Foundation chief executive officer Paul Flynn said the focus was on regional patients this year.
“Not only are we supporting seven regional hospitals in their Dry July campaigns, but we’re also building accommodation for country patients receiving treatment at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,” Mr Flynn said.
Dry July improves the wellbeing of adult cancer patients by providing funds to create better services and environments for them and their families.
If people would like to support Ms O’Connor with a donation they can through https://au.dryjuly苏州美甲美睫培训学校, or people can sign up to participate in Dry July at dryjuly苏州美甲美睫培训学校.au
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