Support Sophie and Jacinta to Stay Dry for July to Raise Funds for Cancer

 04/07/2014

With the start of the new month, July also marks the start of “Dry July,” a national fundraising event aimed to improve the wellbeing of adult cancer patients.

This year Envirolab Services is excited to be supporting Sophie Keritz and Jacinta Hurst from the laboratory in Sydney, who will abstain from alcohol during the month of July to raise much needed funds for adults living with cancer.

Having family and friends affected by cancer, Sophie and Jacinta were inspired to do something meaningful.

“Dry July challenges us to go alcohol-free for a month to support those living with cancer,” said Sophie.

“By taking part in Dry July, I feel that I’m playing my part in the fight against cancer. Dry July is also a challenge of determination, which gives you the chance to also focus on yourself – notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.”       

Taking on the challenge of abstaining from alcohol is no mean feat. Birthdays, weddings, dinner out with friends or the Friday night catch up are some of the challenges that participants will have to face during the month.

Participants are supported by an online community of other participants, ambassadors and partners providing advice, help and encouragement throughout the challenge.

To support Sophie and Jacinta or send a message of support, visit the team’s Dry July page.

 

About Dry July

First held in 2008, Dry July is an Australian not-for-profit organisation and national fundraising initiative aimed at raising money to directly benefit the lives of adults living with cancer.  

As part of an online social community, participants sign up to the challenge of a month- long sponsored abstinence from alcohol to help raise funds.

Over the past six years Dry July participants have helped raise more than $15 million for cancer services that support adults affected by the disease.


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