By signing up to be a soberhero you are doing something amazing for people with cancer. All the money raised by those Going Sober this October will make sure that Macmillan can be there to help even more people take back control from cancer.
It will mean that we can be there right from the moment of diagnosis, through their treatment and beyond. It will mean we can be there to help give them the energy and support to take back control of their life.
So thank you for taking part in Go Sober, raising a glass (of water) and standing proudly beside people facing cancer. Your support will mean Macmillan can be there so that even more people don’t have to face cancer alone.
For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk
Becoming a soberhero might not mean you have X-ray vision or you get to wear a cape (although you can if you want to). But not drinking does mean you’ll gain many heroic qualities, that us beer and wine drinking mere mortals can only dream of.
Staying off the booze (along with a few small improvements to your diet and exercise routine) can mean:
It almost makes you feel better just reading that list doesn’t it? So there you have it: having 31 gloriously hangover-free days will not only see you raise lots of money to help people with cancer, you’ll also be doing good for your own health.
To find out more about how Go Sober can make positive changes to your lifestyle, click here.
Anyone, as long as you are 18 or over.
Go Sober does not encourage people to increase their alcohol consumption immediately prior to 1 October 2015, nor will it promote excessive drinking from 1 November 2015.
We advise heavy drinkers or people dependant on alcohol to speak with their GP first before signing up to Go Sober for October.
No one said that being a sober-hero was easy. Only the bravest and most fearless heroes will see it through to November without any alcohol touching their lips. You’re doing something amazing – and we salute you.
Every superhero needs a sidekick and we want to be the Robin to your Batman. That’s why we’ve put these top tips together to make this 31 quest a little easier:
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Tools area for inspirational ideas and creative ways to raise awareness and let people know about the heroic challenge you’re taking on.
Stay strong, soberhero. You’re doing something incredible.
Everything is managed through the Go Sober website. From here you can Sign Up, make and receive donations, run your own profile page, create a team, go ‘Head-to–Head’ with a mate or colleague, see your national ranking, update your status and much more. We are also on Facebook and people can follow us on Twitter.
The original alcohol free challenge 'Dry July' started in Australia in 2008 as a challenge amongst friends to raise funds for local cancer support services.
Running for 8 years now, Dry July has raised over AUD$24 million to benefit the lives of those living with cancer across Australia and New Zealand.
The team behind the original Dry July concept are extemely proud to team up with Macmillan Cancer Support to bring 'Go Sober for October' to the UK and help make a massive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
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