Every year we encourage Canberrans to give up alcohol for a period of one month (July) to raise funds on behalf of Cancer Council ACT so we can continue to provide our vital 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support Line for all those affected by cancer in our community.
By registering for Dry July 2021 and selecting Cancer Council as a beneficiary, participants will be helping to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
How can people benefit from taking part in the fundraising campaign?
We know that across Australia many people have seen their alcohol intake creep up during 2020 while they have been staying at home/complying with social isolation restrictions. Next July, more than any other is a good time for us all to think about reducing the amount of alcohol we drink.
The other benefit of taking part in Dry July is reducing your cancer risk, with it estimated that around 3,500 cancers diagnosed in Australia each year are due to alcohol use.
How do funds help?
All funds raised for Cancer Council through Dry July will support our 13 11 20 service.
What is the 13 11 20 service all about?
By calling 13 11 20, anyone affected by cancer can speak to a health professional about anything to do with cancer including everything from early detection and how to reduce your risk of cancer to how to deal with a cancer diagnosis, along with emotional and practical support, every step of the way.
There’s an average of 1600 cancer diagnoses in the ACT alone, each year, and all the funds you raise will stay in our region to assist local families affected by cancer.
Where can people sign up?
To participate or to get more information about Dry July click here.
Dry July is about more than just giving up alcohol for a month – by signing up today you can raise much needed funds for Cancer Council ACT and become healthier in the process.