Give up booze for the month of July, clear your head, focus on being healthy and at the same time support an important cause – Dry July is back for 2014!
For the first time Cancer Council Queensland has been named a Dry July beneficiary, with funds contributing to the improvement of services provided at CCQ’s six statewide accommodation lodges for cancer patients and their families.
Dry July takes a light-hearted approach to raising funds for a serious issue by challenging participants to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said Dry July was a challenge that rewarded participants with a great sense of achievement and feeling of wellbeing.
“Taking part in Dry July gives you the chance to also focus on yourself – notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle,” Ms Clift said.
“By taking part, you could recognise a multitude of benefits such as increased energy levels, a clearer head and clearer skin.
“You’ll also know you’re making an important difference to the lives of Queenslanders impacted by cancer.”
Ms Clift said an ageing and increasing population meant the number of new cancer cases diagnosed each year was increasing at twice the rate of Queensland’s population growth.
“This will increase demand for accommodation in our lodges, and services and support programs to help Queenslanders cope with cancer,” Ms Clift said.
“By going booze-free this July in support of Cancer Council Queensland, you’ll be providing hope that together we can beat this disease.”
Dry July participants are supported by an online community of other participants, ambassadors and partners providing advice, help and encouragement through the challenge.
Visit www.dryjuly.com to register, for a full list of beneficiaries, information on past funds in action, celebrity supporters and fundraising tallies.
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
For interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland
For more information, please contact:
Kim Ryan, Senior Media Advisor, Cancer Council Queensland