More Kiwis doing dry July

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NZ Newswire,
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National,
Publish Date
Saturday, 1 July 2017, 6:26AM
More than 2300 Kiwis have signed up online for this year's Dry July (NZ Herald)
More than 2300 Kiwis have signed up online for this year's Dry July (NZ Herald)

More than 2300 Kiwis have signed up online for this year's Dry July.

They will take a month off drinking alcohol, which helps promote responsible drinking, and the social fundraising initiative will raise funds for New Zealanders living with cancer.

So far this year's campaign has raised $95,130.

According to the Tomorrow Project, an organisation charged with changing Kiwi attitudes to drinking, Dry July makes people stop and think about how they drink alcohol.

"Taking a month off drinking - or even thinking about doing that - could encourage us to think about why and how we drink which will likely make for more responsible drinkers long-term," says Matt Claridge, executive director of the Tomorrow Project, .

The best way to learn more about your own drinking is to find out what a standard drink is, or whether your drinking is 'normal', organisers say.

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