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How to Make It through Dry July

How to Make It through Dry July
Dry July’s guide to a successful booze-free month

For the past six years, Dry July has challenged thousands of social drinkers to take their espresso without the martini and steer clear of alcohol for the month of July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Although rallying donations is an important undertaking, maintaining the willpower to avoid a tipple for thirty-one days is often considered the more difficult task. Brett Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Dry July, offers motivation to help challengers stay dry until 1 August 2017.

“You might think 31 days without alcohol seems tough, but it’s nothing compared to what cancer patients are going through. That’s why, six years on, Dry July is the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer all around Australia,” said Macdonald.

“Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win!”
To date, the Dry July campaign has provided funding to 13 cancer support organisations working to improve patient care and wellbeing across New Zealand. Come November, the Dry July NZ Trust will hold a grant funding round to distribute the funds raised between eligible cancer service organisations.

Soul Sodas, a proud Kiwi company, are on board as Dry July New Zealand’s exclusive drinks partner, alongside Dry July ambassador Aaron Gascoigne and Gareth Stewart who have registered for the challenge.

For more tips and tricks on making it through Dry July, visit www.dryjuly.co.nz or follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Participants worried about missing a special occasion that falls in the month of July can purchase a Golden Ticket for a $25 donation and receive one night off the challenge.


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