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Dry July rebrands in the wake of Covid-19

DRY July will be dryish.

Participants in this year’s Dry July cancer fundraiser will have the option of giving up alcohol for 14 days, 21 days or they can nominate their own time period.

There is no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year, said Dry July NZ Trust chief executive and co-founder, Brett Macdonald.

And while Dry July has always been a 31-day challenge to raise funds for people affected by cancer, for this year only, Dry July NZ Trust has decided to include new options to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the cause.

This year, Dry July funds will proudly support Look Good Feel Better, Bowel Cancer NZ and Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ.

“So, no matter how long you stay dry, you will be raising important funds for people affected by cancer.”

Since Dry July NZ Trust launched in New Zealand in 2012, the campaign has solidified itself as a part of Kiwi culture, with more people each year marking July in their diaries to put down the bottle for a good cause.

To date, Dry July has inspired 37,000 Kiwis to go dry, raising $5.1 million for cancer sufferers in New Zealand.

Remember, Dry July not only allows you to help others by fundraising — you will also be improving your own health.

Taking a break from alcohol provides a number of health benefits, both physical and mental — such as an increase in energy levels, potential weight loss, a better night’s sleep, improved liver function, and a clearer head.

After a challenging few months, now is a great time to sign up for Dry July and make a difference.

Reach out to friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and join a Dry July team together or ask them to support your Dry July by making a donation. Every dollar raised will benefit the lives of people affected by cancer.

To sign up or for more information, please visit www.dryjuly.co.nz

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