Latest news and updates from Dry Feb

Why Canadians affected by cancer are ditching alcohol

By Canadian Cancer Society on

For some Canadians, drinking alcohol is part of their social life and can be a way to relax after a long day. In fact, 2 out of 10 Canadian adults drink alcohol daily. But did you know that drinking any type of alcohol raises your risk of developing cancer?

The good news is the less you drink, the more you reduce your risk. Limiting or giving up alcohol may seem challenging, but it’s possible. Thousands of Canadians do it every year for Dry Feb.

Through the Dry Feb challenge, people across the country go alcohol-free during the month of February while raising funds in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Year after year, participants help us make a difference for people affected by cancer and experience the many health benefits of going...

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Kirstin Is Doing Dry February To Raise Money For The Canadian Cancer Society!

By Kirstin Steier on

Believe it or not, I've signed up for a Dry Feb! But it's more than just giving up alcohol for 28 days... it is also about raising funds for Canadians affected by cancer.

Like so many my family has been affected by cancer, that scary 6 letter word rears its head and the fear of the entire unknown comes racing in. I’ve lost Grandparents and an Uncle to the terrible disease. A high school friend fought a very brave fight and is now stronger than ever! Seeing the people you love most in the world get weaker and weaker as the days go on is heartbreaking. Education about the disease, how to support those affected and creating comfortable environments is so important so anything I can do to help raise funds for all those things is a no question...

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Dry-ish Feb offers more options to raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society

By Kevin Yarr on

‘We want to … meet people where they’re at’

The Canadian Cancer Society has made some changes to its annual Dry Feb fundraiser, to make it more accessible to more people.

Dry Feb challenges Canadians to go without alcohol for the month of February, while at the same time raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society, with participants asking people to sponsor them.

"We see it as a bit of a win-win. It helps you as an individual get healthy and then at the same time raising funds for an important cause," Kelly Cull, a regional director with the Canadian Cancer Society in Atlantic Canada, told Island Morning host Laura Chapin.

First run in Ontario in 2016, the campaign went national the next year. The program is attracting more attention on...

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“Dry February” for a cause

By Global News on

“It can help you get healthy while also raising funds for an important cause.”

The Canadian Cancer Society talks about “Dry February” and how people can get involved.

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Fundraiser challenges Canadians to go alcohol-free in February

By Global News on

Dry Feb is a national fundraiser that challenges Canadians to go alcohol-free for the month of February. Tracey Tang leads the campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society and she is also a cancer survivor. Susan Hay has the story.

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Drinking on the rise due to pandemic, Canadian Cancer Society pushing for dry February

By Tyler Barrow on

SASKATOON -- According to a survey by the Canadian Cancer Society (CSS), one-third of participants are drinking more since the pandemic began. This upcoming month the organization is encouraging people to join its "Dry Feb" campaign.

“Dry Feb is a national fundraiser that challenges Canadians to go alcohol-free for the month of February. It helps you to get healthy but also making an impact,” said senior manager of the campaigns for the Canadian Cancer Society, “Dry Feb has been running for six years now, in the past six years Dry Feb has raised over two million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society.”

Prince Albert resident Lindsey Wheaton and her friend Beth Worth will be participating in the month-long campaign.

“I thought that not...

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Going Alcohol-free for February to help save lives

By Gary Archibald, CTV Windsor on

How to sign-up for the Canadian Cancer Society's 'Dry Feb' challenge to raise money for cancer research and programs. (Courtesy Canadian Cancer Society)

WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has launched their “Dry-Feb” campaign to raise awareness and funds to combat cancer.

The initiative is aimed at the social/casual alcohol consumer — a concerted effort to encourage Canadians to improve their health and acknowledge the risks associated with drinking.

“The program has been a success with thirteen thousand participants and $900,000 raised last year,” Tracey Tang, senior manager, campaigns, online programs and partnerships at the CCS said.

Scientific data reveals that the more you drink alcohol in any form – the higher your...

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Dry Feb Invites People To Abstain From Alcohol In Support Of Canadian Cancer Society

By Steve McLean on

Dry Feb has raised more than $2 million for the Canadian Cancer Society over the past five years, and it’s putting on its biggest-ever marketing push to try and raise $3 million in 2021. The campaign challenges social drinkers to abstain from alcohol through February and to raise money for the cancer organization by collecting donations from sponsors.

The Canadian Cancer Society was formed in 1938 and has invested more than $1 billion in cancer research. It also educates people on how to reduce the risks of cancer, provides support services to people with cancer and their loved ones, and advocates to governments on cancer-related issues on behalf of those affected by the disease.

“We wanted to educate the public about the risks of...

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Feel healthier this February: Participate in Dry Feb to support the Canadian Cancer Society

By Canadian Cancer Society on

1 in 3 Canadians are drinking more alcohol than usual since the onset of COVID-19; Dry Feb is a personal wellness challenge to reduce drinking and raise funds for cancer

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2021 /CNW/ - Three in 10 Canadians intend to drink less in 2021, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). CCS is encouraging Canadians to turn their resolutions into action by participating in Dry Feb and going alcohol-free in February.

"The new year is a fresh start for many. Dry Feb is a great opportunity to get healthy, challenge yourself, and have fun while raising money to make a difference for Canadians affected by cancer," said Andrea Seale, CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society. "We have a goal of raising $3...

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