We’re sure that most people in Mudgee will have heard of the Dry July challenge, where people volunteer to remain sober for a month to help raise money for adults living with cancer.
Every year we seem to notice more people join the Dry July bandwagon, and it’s great to see that so many people in the Mudgee community are choosing to take part, because not only is Dry July for a good cause but it also gives people a chance to focus on themselves and their drinking habits.
If you haven’t signed up to Dry July yet then you still can. The thought of going 100% booze free for a month may not sound like much fun to some, but think about all of the positives of saying no to alcohol for a month (or even longer!).
You will be saving money that you can spend on other activities; you will be improving your health and wellbeing, and best of all you can say goodbye to hangovers!
And of course, the other major benefit of giving up alcohol for Dry July is that you will be helping to raise money for people who really need it, with the proceeds of Dry July going to hospitals around Australia.
If you think you’re up for the Dry July challenge, then head to au.dryjuly.com and start making a difference to your life and to someone else’s.
Have you signed up to Dry July this year? If so, then feel free to leave your Dry July link in the comments to help encourage people to donate to the cause.
Even though Mother Nature doesn’t seem to be thinking about anything “dry” at the moment, now is the time to start thinking about whether you can go “dry” for the month of July as part of the Dry July campaign.
Giving up the booze next month and raising funds will help improve the lives of adults living with cancer. The annual Dry July campaign encourages people from around Australia and New Zealand to give up alcoholic beverages in support of raising funds to benefit adult cancer patients and to help raise awareness of drinking habits and living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
It may seem like a challenge that you can’t survive, but there are ways to boost your fundraising and being allowed a night off for something special, by way of a Golden Ticket – your pass for a day.
If you go through the whole month though, consider the benefits to yourself as well – you won’t have a hangover preventing you from being productive, there won’t be any outrageous drunken photos of you posted on facebook for the month, and of course your liver and kidneys can have a good cleanse. The best part though of course is raising funds for people who really need it, with the proceeds of Dry July going to hospitals around the country.
Registration for Dry July has now opened, so head to www.dryjuly.com today, sign up and start sharing with your family and friends and collecting donations. Mudgee is a very generous community, and we’re sure there will be people locally who would benefit from local fundraisers!