About Dry Feb
What is Dry Feb?
Dry Feb is a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free in February. It helps you get healthy while raising funds to make an impact for people affected by cancer.
Since 2016, Dry Feb has inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the country to go dry and take the challenge, raising over $13M dollars to support people affected by cancer.
Why Bonnie Hall took part in Dry Feb
“When I was diagnosed, I hadn’t even heard of myeloma before and hardly knew what questions to ask, but I knew I wanted to do everything I could to survive."
The weekend before she was admitted into Princess Margaret Hospital to start a clinical trial Bonnie heard about Dry Feb. She mentioned it to her sister-in-law Lee, who immediately agreed to do it with her, and a few other friends joined in shortly after.
“We all signed up together. It was something fun and different to engage and inspire people to direct their money to making a difference while giving me the chance to reset my relationship with alcohol”.
“Any initiative that supports raising funds to further Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) research is of interest to me. My life depends on new treatment and innovation."
The benefits of taking part in Dry Feb
Having a month off alcohol also has other great health benefits, such as:
Help people with cancer
General sense of well being
Better quality of sleeping
Sense of achievement
Where does the money go?
Proceeds from Dry Feb will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to fund the most promising life-saving research in Canada and provide a compassionate, nationwide support system so no one has to face cancer alone.
Giving up alcohol for a month is a small sacrifice to make to help people affected by cancer, and it will benefit you too!
Taking part in Dry Feb also gives you the chance to focus on yourself – you’ll notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.