Give up the booze for a good cause

CANCER Council is challenging Queenslanders to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer, as part of Dry July. 

Cancer Council Queensland has been named a Dry July beneficiary in 2015, with funds raised contributing to the charity's important work in cancer research, education and patient support services.

Dry July takes a light-hearted approach to raising funds for a serious issue by challenging participants to give up booze for the month of July.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan said Dry July was a challenge that rewarded participants with a great sense of achievement and feeling of wellbeing.

"Dry July is about clearing your head and making a difference," Ms Ryan said.

"Get healthy, challenge yourself, notice your own alcohol consumption habits and help improve the lives of adult cancer patients.

"Taking part in Dry July gives you the chance to focus on yourself - notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

"By taking part, you could recognize a multitude of benefits such as increased energy levels, a clearer head and clearer skin."

Dry July directly benefits adult cancer patients with real and tangible change by providing funds to create better environments for support networks for patients and their families.

"By going booze-free this July in support of Cancer Council Queensland, you'll be providing hope that together we can beat this disease," Ms Ryan said.

Dry Julyers (DJs) are supported by an online community of other participants, ambassadors and partners providing advice, help and encouragement through the challenge.

Visit 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 or call Cancer Council's 13 11 20 for information and support.

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