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The Coast Can Care!

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) is thanking members of the community
who took part in or donated to Dry July this year.

CCLHD Acting Manager Carer Support Tia Covi said more than $25,000 was raised
to fund CoastCanCare wellness and support programs for Central Coast cancer
patients as well as their families and carers.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and donated to Dry July this
year. The money raised will go to funding skilled external therapists to facilitate eight-week wellness programs including art therapy, drumming, yoga and meditation, aswell as self-care and legal and financial workshops for locals affected by cancer,” Tia

“These programs not only provide an opportunity for people living with cancer, their
carers, family and friends to access these free therapies, they also provide access to
crucial information about local supports and services and they connect people with
each other to enable them to promote their own health and wellbeing.

“CoastCanCare is so much more than a one to two hour wellness program, it is the
epitome of holistic patient and carer centred care,” she said.

It’s not too late for members of the community to donate. Dry July contributions will
still be accepted until the end of August and can be made here:…/centralcoastlhd-coastcancare

In recognition of Dry July, artwork created by CoastCanCare art therapy patients,
representing their cancer journeys was displayed in Gosford Hospital

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