The Leukaemia Foundation is thrilled to be a nominated beneficiary in the 2018 Dry July fundraising campaign, and even more thrilled to see our supporters’ amazing fundraising.
Dry July challenges participants to go alcohol-free in July and ask family and friends to sponsor them and make a donation.
Since 2008, Dry July has raised more than $30 million to support cancer services across Australia and New Zealand.
This year, more than 1160 supporters across the country decided to get involved.
The No.1 Dry July fundraiser in Australia, Aisling Osbourne raised an amazing $30k with the Leukaemia Foundation as her chosen charity.
“My husband was diagnosed with a blood cancer in September 2017 so it was a great way to fundraise for the cause, keep off the drink for a bit and share our story,” says Aisling.
“I set my target quite low to begin with at just $1000. But when I started spreading the word in my workplace, with my clients and on social media things just took off.
“I was very lucky that one of my clients, who got me to my initial target, pledged to keep me at the top spot. I found out later his father had leukaemia too.
“You just never know who else has been affected and the most unlikely people will often surprise you with the most generous donations.”
The funds raised will go directly towards our accommodation program nationally; supporting facility improvements and maintenance, helping us to continue to provide a home-away-from-home for families living with blood cancer across the country. Dry July have been a supporter of the Leukaemia Foundation for the last 2 years granting over $75,000 to date.
Thank you to everyone who went dry this July and helped provide a home-away-from-home to families living with blood cancer.
No one asks for blood cancer, so we’re asking you to help.
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