For the first time, The New Zealander would join hands with the Aussies to participate in the annual booze-free dry July charity event. During this event people say no to alcohol for a month to raise money for cancer services. All the money that is raised from his event would go to Auckland City hospital along with other 19 Australian beneficiaries.
According to Adam Spencer who is a Dry July Patron as well as an ABC presenter, “We're aiming to improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer by raising money for cancer services and amenities. In our first year we raised $257,000 and this year we want to raise $3.2 million so that at the end of Dry July's fifth year, we can say we've raised a total of $10 million”.
There are a lot of organizations that have come out in support of the charity like Sydney's Royal North Shore and regional services such as Lismore's Our House patient accommodation project. The organizers are of the view that there would be 15,000 people that would be taking part in the event.
This is good opportunity for people to come out in support cancer patients by giving up their booze for a month.