Dry July is a fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer. It helps you get healthy and clear your head while also raising funds for an important cause. Dry July improves the wellbeing of adult cancer patients by providing funds to create better services and environments for them and their families.
Dry July takes a lighter-hearted approach to raising funds for a serious issue. You don’t often get the chance to raise money for charity by not doing something! It is a challenge of determination that rewards 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. DJs (Dry.July.er [dee-jay] noun: a person or team actively sponsored to participate in Dry July) recognise a multitude of benefits themselves such as increased energy levels, a clearer head and clearer skin!
DJs are supported by an online community of other participants, ambassadors and partners providing advice, help and encouragement throughout the challenge.
This year Dry July is proud to have forty beneficiaries across Australia and New Zealand.
Read more about New Zealand Beneficiaries here.
Dry July’s mission is to improve the wellbeing both of adult cancer patients and their families, and of Dry July participants making healthy lifestyle changes.
Dry July’s vision is to continue to benefit the cancer community and improve the wellbeing of more and more adults living with cancer.
The benefits of going Dry for July
Taking a month off the booze can have many potential benefits. By signing up to the challenge and making even small improvements to your diet and exercise routine participants could expect to experience a range of the following:
Increased energy levels, higher productivity
No more hangovers
Sleeping better / snoring less
Healthier bank balance / Save money
Sense of achievement
Fresh approach to alcohol consumption
Generally feel healthier
Doing something positive for a good cause
Check our Wellbeing website if you plan on kickstarting some healthy lifestyle changes with Dry July.
Who can take part in Dry July?
Anyone, as long as you are 18 or over.
Dry July does not encourage people to increase their alcohol consumption immediately prior to 1 July 2014, nor will it promote excessive drinking from 1 August 2014.
We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP first before signing up to Dry July.
Our top tips for going Dry this July
Create a team with friends, family or work mates. Strength in numbers is key.
Focus on the cause to keep you strong.
Change your diet and increase your exercise routine to get the maximum benefit.
Tell everyone you know you’ve signed up to Dry July. That way when you start to receive donations you have to commit and can’t back out.
Don’t forget about the Golden Tickets.
Be the Designated Dryver to your mates … and get them to donate to your taxi service.
Check out the Tools area for inspirational ideas and creative ways to raise awareness.
How can someone get involved?
Everything is managed through the Dry July website. From here you can Sign Up, make and receive donations, run your own profile page, create a team, go ‘Head-to–Head’ with a mate or colleague, create a Designated Dryver event, see your national ranking, update your status and much more. We are also on Facebook and people can follow us on Twitter.
Help us raise awareness
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All donation amounts and prices are in NZD. © 2014 Dry July NZ Trust