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febfast kicks off with a bang

febfast kicked off 28 days of booze free bliss with a bang over the weekend and there is still time to register, febfast coordinator Natalia Albert said today.

“febfast ran a ‘happy hour’ at the Wellington Railway Station on Friday with Six Barrel Soda where we gave out over 1000 delicious beverages to commuters to help raise awareness about febfast,” Ms Albert said.

“On Saturday we held a Zumba dance class with Zumbalicious in Frank Kitts park where about 100 people joined in for an hour of body shaking febfast celebration.

“These were two fun ways we’re trying to spread the message about taking the shortest month off alcohol and fundraising to help young people and their families who are dealing with alcohol and other drug problems,” Ms Albert said.

Ms Albert said that registrations are going strong with almost 400 people registered.

“Registering for febfast is free and it’s still open and will be for the first two weeks of February. So there is no excuse for not signing up. It’s never too late to participate.

People can sign up for free

febfast facts

• 2014 will be the fourth year the Drug Foundation has run febfast in New Zealand.

• In the three years to date, febfast has raised over $260,000 to help support organisations that assist young New Zealander’s with alcohol and drug issues, and help people better cope with substance abuse in their families.

• In 2013 the money raised from febfast was targeted to the Drug Foundations Get the Msg! (Get the Message) campaign. Currently Get the Msg! is a free drug information service via text messaging. It provides people with credible and factual health and safety information about drugs in a discreet way, wherever they are at any time of day.

• In 2013 we increased our social media presence and helped people to raise more money per person than ever before!

• The money raised in 2012 went towards supporting youth alcohol and other drug services across New Zealand included CareNZ, Evolve, and Odyssey House.

• The money raised in 2014 will go towards developing resources for parents and families who are struggling with alcohol and other drug issues.


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