#DryJuly: Because cancer sucks even more than no wine

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This is highly irregular

This is highly irregular

I like wine. I like ale. I like single malt Scotch whisky.

I don’t like cancer. In fact, I reckon cancer sucks a lot more than not having any alcohol.

And with your help, I am going to do something small but important about this. I am taking part in Dry July, a month of sponsored abstinence from libation in aid of cancer care.

I have not gone without alcohol for so long since I was a kid. I am not doing this for fun. I am doing this for your money.

I have chosen, as the event allows, to direct your kind sponsorship to the Cancer Care Centre at Nepean Hospital. It’s my local hospital, separated by nothing more than a ten-minute walk and/or some bad luck.

Dry July Sponsorship

Please click through to my Dry July profile page, where you can chip in whatever you are comfortable with.

Why support my Dry July?

Because it’s a bloody good cause. But I have a couple of supplementary reasons:

  • I hope to lose a couple of kilos around the midriff.
  • I’m buzzing with creative ideas that I can spend my drinking time on!
  • In Vino Veritas, our skeptical comedy podcast, based around wine, will be interesting…
  • My liver may appreciate the rest.

But there is one more reason.

Help me beat Jason!

The Drunken Madman is doing Dry July, too. And Dry July allows the purchase of Golden Tickets: a night off from alcohol. I reckon I can see Jason’s cunning plan: he’ll be putting on the charm all over the place to get hold of one. And that means Jason Brown will be getting sponsored to drink during Dry July. Anyone with a sense of justice will clearly find this deeply unsettling.

So give me all your money now, to prevent such a travesty.

UPDATE: Jason has gone on the offensive in an update to his post, accusing me of a ‘smear campaign’ for ‘stating’ what he admits to be ‘true’. Don’t let this stand. Sponsor me.

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