Have a Dry July to support people affected by cancer

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is thrilled to be a beneficiary for Dry July in 2017.

You can help an average of 11,181 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer in July alone by going alcohol free for the 31 days of July and fundraising to support Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.

By signing up to Dry July and selecting Gold Coast Hospital Foundation as your beneficiary for your fundraising, you can help raise much-needed funds to keep our Cancer Patient Transport Service on the road.

The Foundation’s Cancer Patient Transport Service provides stress free, comfortable transport to and from Gold Coast hospitals for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Taking part in Dry July will help support this vital transport service and make a difficult time a little easier for those affected by cancer. Sign up for Dry July or donate to the Foundation.



Keep up with the latest news

Check out our bright, new look newsletter for many heart-warming stories of how your continuing wonderful support helps Gold Coast patients when they need it the most.

Read all about it …

19 year old Josh’s family’s determination to be his side after his serious road accident, and how the Foundation helped this family be together.

Baby Kai goes home after spending his first 100 days in hospital, thanks to a generous donor enabling the Foundation to provide vital equipment.

Woolworths token appeal raises an astounding $156,292 for the Foundation.

A snapshot of our impact over the past year, reaching over 180,000 Gold Coasters.

And much, much more!

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Cancer Patient Transport Service takes the worry out of getting to treatment

In July 2015 Gold Coast Hospital Foundation took over management and funding of a dedicated transport service for local cancer patients (previously known as Monique’s Bus).

With three new buses on the road, five days per week, since commencing this vital service has helped relieve the financial and emotional distress associated with regular treatment, travel and parking worries for more than 970 individual patients. One patient who regularly uses the service, Lisa (pictured), said:

 “I couldn’t have got through my treatment without the transport service.  I don’t know what else to say.  I have no idea what I would do if the bus didn’t exist.”

On behalf of the patients who cannot afford parking and travel costs and/or have no one to drive them to appointments, we thank you for helping fund this service through donations and sponsorships.