Having just had a holiday on which a little too much alcohol may or may not have been consumed, I have decided to participate in Dry July. No this does not mean that I will go without bathing for the whole of July, it’s far more challenging than that, I am going to go without drinking alcohol for the month of July.
Dry July is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of adults living with cancer through an online social community of likeminded individuals giving up booze for the month of July (and raising money as they do it). So for the 31 days of July, yes count them 31 days, I am hoping to raise funds while abstaining.
I have chosen The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA as my chosen beneficiary for all the money I raise. Professor Chris O’Brien was an incredible man who had tremendous vision and courage. He was inspirational in both the work he did as a cancer specialist and through his own three year battle with an aggressive brain tumour, alas he lost his battle against cancer in 2009.
Chris’s vision was for an integrated cancer treatment centre so that patients would no longer have to navigate their way through all the different elements of dealing with their illness alone. His vision will be realised with the completion of The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in 2013, more of which you can read about here: http://www.lifehouserpa.org.au/The_Chris_O_Brien_Lifehouse_at_RPA.aspx
If you would like to sponsor me you can do so here: https://au.dryjuly.com/profile/colinmacarthur or you could always take part yourself 😉