The end of June is here, which means it’s time to ditch the booze for a month and tackle Dry July!
If you’ve ever thought about doing Dry July but haven’t taken the plunge, now is a great time to leap in.
The Dry July campaign is run by the Dry July Foundation to support cancer charities, including Cancer Council, Australia’s leading cancer charity, which works across every aspect of every cancer.
Every day, Cancer Council supports families affected by cancer when they need it most, speaking out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empowering people to reduce their cancer risk, and finding new ways to better detect and treat cancer.
By going dry this July and fundraising on behalf of Cancer Council, you’ll help them to provide the vital 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support Line for all Australians affected by cancer.
Cancer still on the rise
Latest estimates show that by 2040, the number of Australians with a personal history of cancer will increase by 72 per cent to 1.9 million. This means in the coming years, services like 13 11 20 will be needed more than ever before.
Every year, Cancer Council provides support to more than 250,000 people across the countr,y so no one has to fight cancer alone.
Of course there are also many health benefits to quitting drinking for a month or longer, including reducing your personal cancer risk. It’s estimated that around three per cent of all cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are due to alcohol use.
To register for Dry July, visit: dryjuly.com/cancercouncil.
If you’re impacted by cancer and need emotional or practical support, please reach out for help by calling the Cancer Information and Support Line on 13 11 20.