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Go alcohol free this July
Take a break from alcohol this July and help to raise important funds for cancer services by taking part in Dry and Dryish July 2020. Dry July is what it sounds like abstaining from alcohol during the month of July.

Photo courtesy Wil Stewart

If 30 days sounds like a bit of a challenge, you can go dryish with 21 or 14 days dry. All it takes is 3 simple steps: sign up and create your profile page, reach out to your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you and stop drinking. You can also create a team and get your friends and family to step up and join in the cause.

Funds raised for Dry July provide services to cancer patients, their families and carers whether it's a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment.

An estimated 150,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year. 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia - almost 50,000 deaths from cancer are estimated for 2019.

Photo courtesy Drew Beamer

The Dry July campaign officially ends at midnight on the 31st of August. As well as helping others, it's also good for you too. A month without alcohol is good for your health too. No hangovers and a chance to save some money too. The popular Dry July charity started in August 2007. So, help those with cancer and go dry (or dryish) this July.
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