The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Dry July donations top $970,000 in 2020

More than 7,600 Kiwis raised over $970,000 during Dry July this year, supporting three cancer charities in New Zealand.

The introduction of Dry(ish) July, which allowed New Zealanders to choose how long they would go dry for, made it a little easier for people to get involved during what has been a tough year due to COVID-19.

To date, Dry July has inspired 45,000 Kiwis to go dry, raising $6 million for people affected by cancer in New Zealand.

This year, two new beneficiaries were added into the Dry July NZ Trust family – Bowel Cancer New Zealand and Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand.

They joined existing beneficiary Look Good Feel Better.

The money raised by this year’s Dry July participants will help fund:

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand (PCFNZ) program Prost-FIT
  • Bowel Cancer New Zealand Charity specialist nurses
  • Look Good Feel Better free community-based programmes for people facing any cancer

“Providing funds to these three cancer charities allows the Dry July NZ Trust to make targeted impacts, helping to improve the comfort and wellbeing of the patients and loved ones of those affected by cancer,” say organisers.       

Donations for the 2020 campaign close at the end of August, after which Dry July beneficiary organisations will receive funding to implement the planned projects.

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