Sign up for Dry January after your Christmas excesses

28 December 2016 | Healthy living

Tom is part of the fundraising team at World Cancer Research Fund. Follow him on Twitter @WCRF_Tom

We have some exciting news to end the year!

We’ve teamed up with Alcohol Concern and Dry January to raise money to prevent cancer and get people more aware of the dangerous effects of alcohol.

An entire month without alcohol

Now celebrating its fifth year, the Dry January challenge is simple – go 31 days without a drop of alcohol!

As well as giving your new year a healthy kickstart (and saving you money!), you’ll be helping to support our vital cancer prevention research as well as the work of Alcohol Concern.

You can donate the money you save or ask your family and friends to sponsor you by donating to a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page.

No safe threshold

Our research has shown that there’s no safe threshold when it comes to alcohol and cancer – in fact, there’s strong scientific evidence that alcohol increases the risk of six common cancers.

And it’s not just cancer – a booze-free month is also linked with improvements in concentration and sleep patterns, as well as positive impact on blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

One in six

Last year, an incredible one in six Brits took part in Dry January in an effort to change their drinking habits for the better.

Join them this year and take a giant step towards a healthier, happier life.

Register today for Dry January, remembering to choose to set up a fundraising page and selecting World Cancer Research Fund as your chosen charity. All the money you raise will be shared between World Cancer Research Fund and Alcohol Concern.

Tom Ingram | 28 December 2016

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