Go Dry this February

23 January 2018

Go Dry this February to improve your health and raise money to fight cancer

Whatever your tipple – champagne at holiday parties, beer at birthday celebrations or movie nights with a glass or two of wine – going booze-free for the 28 days of February, like Pablo Daskoch did, is a great way to help others while helping yourself.

Pablo, who lives in Trail, BC, took part in Dry Feb last year as a way to make a difference and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) after his father was diagnosed with brain cancer.

“Knowing that I was taking part in Dry Feb for my dad was my main motivator when I felt tempted to have a drink,” says Pablo. “My Dad and the cause I was supporting was way more important to me than having a drink.”

This year, Dry Feb is available to participants across Canada. Not only do participants raise money for CCS, but they get to benefit from the perks of a month off alcohol.

You may be surprised to find out that drinking any type of alcohol increases your risk of head and neck, breast, colorectal and liver cancers.

Not only does limiting your alcohol consumption or going dry help reduce your cancer risk, but there are other health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers!

“Giving up alcohol is a simple thing you can do to make a difference. Dry Feb raises so much awareness and makes a great impact,” says Pablo.

You can sign-up for Dry Feb by visiting dryfeb.ca. If you have questions, please email dryfeb@cancer.ca or call toll-free 1-800-268-8874.