Need a month off the booze? Many North Shore Mums admitted that they drank more alcohol than usual during lockdown. So if you’re looking for an excuse to break that nightly ritual, sign up for Dry July! It’s a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. North Shore Mums Founder and Publisher, Rachel Chappell, is participating in the fundraiser for the third year running, and she wants to see more of her fellow mums join her in the challenge!
July is (almost) here, and for the third year running, I’m signing up for Dry July. And I want you to join me too!
Yes, I totally get it can be a little daunting to go a whole month without alcohol… but it really is possible once you’ve got your head around it! And if a whole month sounds way too hard, you can opt for Dry(ish) July and do 21 or 14 days without booze. Either way, you’ll be giving your liver a break and supporting a really important cause!
By the end of the month, you’ll feel amazing, I promise! You’ll have more energy, you’ll have a spring in your step and you may have even lost a few kilos. What’s not to love?
It’s a win-win!
If you’ve seen other people do Dry July, and wondered if it’s something you can do, I would strongly encourage you to just give it a go! A month off the booze not only benefits you personally, but it’s also for a great cause; raising funds for people affected by cancer.
The funds raised provide invaluable services to cancer patients, their families and carers – whether it’s a lift to a life-saving appointment, guidance from a specialist nurse, connection to an informative voice, access to therapy programs or a bed close to treatment.
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 too! Go on…
Choose to do Dry July or Dry(ish) July!
This year, it’s even easier to do Dry July. If you don’t think you can go 31 days without alcohol, you can opt for Dry(ish) July and choose 21 or 14 days. Too easy!
No matter how long you choose to go dry for, you’ll still reduce your alcohol intake AND still be raising vital funds for people affected by cancer, who need us now, more than ever.
Even if you opt for the full 31 days, there’s this awesome thing called the Golden Ticket which entitles you to a night off! My husband’s birthday is in the middle of July, and I would feel sad to not be able to share a nice bottle of wine with him at dinner. So if you do have a special occasion where you’d really love a cheeky glass of something sparkly, you can ask a friend to sponsor you a Golden Ticket.
Genius! You not only get the night off, but it’s also another way to encourage more donations. It’s a win-win!
Raising money for people affected by cancer
Dry July is all about raising funds for cancer. The Dry July Foundation aims to make a difficult time, a little easier for those affected by cancer. Whether that’s a comfier chair, a brighter waiting room, a lift to an appointment, or a complimentary massage; these are just some of the ways your fundraising will help cancer patients and their families. Find out more.
When you decide to register for Dry July, you can choose your funds to directly benefit the Dry July Foundation, or you can choose from a range of other cancer-related organisations.
I’m raising money for Northern Sydney Cancer & Palliative Care Network at Royal North Shore Hospital
Through the North Shore Mums Facebook group, we see way too many posts from members who are touched by cancer, so I’m focussing my fundraising back to my local community. As a North Shore Mum, I’ve chosen the Northern Sydney Cancer & Palliative Care Network as my beneficiary.
This incredible organisation provides support for cancer patients across NSW who visit their centre for treatment, with their ‘Patient Wellbeing Program’. This essential program supports wellbeing before, during and after patients receive treatment and includes:
- Helping to manage some of the side effects of cancer treatment, such as hair loss, through maintenance and expansion of our Wig Library
- Quick access to financial aid and assistance with the costs associated with treatment
- Provision of wellbeing activities such as relaxation and meditation classes
- Provision of support group educational resources
Join me & register for Dry July!
Join us! I’ve created a team for North Shore Mums… so any mums who are keen to try Dry July can join forces, and we can really see
And if you really can’t commit to Dry July, then of course I would very much welcome any donations you can make towards Northern Sydney Cancer & Palliative Care Network at Royal North Shore Hospital. Donate here.