Several South Western Sydney Local Health District and Liverpool Hospital directors took the plunge – literally – last week to celebrate the end of Dry July.
The sponsored dunking helped aid the Liverpool Cancer Therapy fundraising campaign which has reached more than $6000.
The money will be used to fund a variety of cancer survivorship and wellness programs provided in the hospital’s Wellness Centre including symptom management, massage, acupuncture, Tai Chi and counselling.
The District's Cancer Services Director professor Geoff Delaney, said the funds will also be used to provide the little extras for cancer patients to make their time at the hospital undergoing treatment as comfortable as possible
“Undergoing cancer treatment can be challenging and we know patients can recover faster if they are in a good frame of mind,” he said.
“Comfort items include music, portable DVD players, cheerful light boxes and curtains, television and decorations.
“Items like these help to take the patient’s mind off their treatment and give them something to do while they are receiving their chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.”
The hospital has been taking part in Dry July since 2011.
Professor Delaney said 75 per cent of all the money raised will come back to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre.
- To donate to the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre team members visit dryjuly.com/teams/liverpool-cancer-therapy-centre.