Sober up for region’s greater wellness

WELLNESS DELIVERY: Health professionals Jane Butt and Jenny Torney from Oncology Massage have been involved in the wellness program at Stawell Hospital, which opened in late 2016. Picture: via Stawell Times-News.
WELLNESS DELIVERY: Health professionals Jane Butt and Jenny Torney from Oncology Massage have been involved in the wellness program at Stawell Hospital, which opened in late 2016. Picture: via Stawell Times-News.

PLEDGES to put the glass down and sober up this month can help deliver an oncology massage to travelling patients.

Dry July Foundation inject funds into Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre’s Wellness on Wheels project, delivering free massages to patients in Stawell hospital’s community centre.

The Foundation is celebrating 10 years of its booze-free campaign to help people affected by cancer and will once more continue its long-held association with BRICC, based in Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital.

Participants have directed almost $14,400 in funds raised to BRICC already this month.

BRICC extended its wellness programs to Stawell Hospital in September 2016.

BRICC Wellness Centre Coordinator Simone Noelker said taking wellness programs, like oncology massage, into other regional towns helped to reach more patients, who otherwise might not be able to easily access such services.

For more information or to register, visit dryjuly.com.