Thinking about giving up alcohol for a bit? As well as being good for your health, now there's even more incentive with Cancer Council Victoria on board with Dry July as a beneficiary charity for the first time.
Dry July encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of July to raise funds to support people affected by cancer.
By signing up for Dry July and registering to fundraise for Cancer Council Victoria, participants will know they're supporting the 30,500 Victorians diagnosed with cancer each year, while also experiencing an alcohol-free month.
More than 6,000 supporters (Dry Heroes) have already registered for Dry July, with more than $300,000 raised so far for cancer charities, including Cancer Council Victoria.
Funds raised for Cancer Council Victoria will fund four Cancer Information and Support programs, including:
Cancer Council Victoria's Head of Support Nicola Quin said people taking part in Dry July would be helping provide vital information and support to Victorians facing cancer.
"Our support services are 100% donor funded, so the more participants who take part in Dry July, the more we can help those Victorians affected by cancer."
As well as raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria, by giving up alcohol for the month of July Dry Heroes will also be doing their health a favour.
"We know that one third of cancers can be prevented by making simple lifestyles choices. By limiting alcohol consumption you can actually reduce your risk of developing seven different types of cancer," Ms Quin said.
Alcohol consumption has been linked to cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, stomach, bowel, liver and female breast.
To participate go to www.dryjuly.com.