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Dryathletes give up booze for Cancer Research UK

January is upon us which marks the start of Dryathlon, a campaign launched by Cancer Research UK which asks people across the country to give up booze for the month and donate the money they save to charity.

Last year, 55,000 people took part across the UK and helped raise £5.8 million to help beat cancer sooner. Supporters can register to take part in Dryathlon as individuals or set up a team and get their friends, colleagues or relatives involved to motivate each other along the way.

Cancer Research UK has a dedicated website for the challenge which includes an alcohol calculator, so people can see how much money and calories they will save if they take part.

Emily Attwood, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the East of England, said: “For those looking to banish the January blues and kick-start 2015 with a clear head, there’s no better time to take on the Dryathlon challenge. It’s not too late to bid goodbye to the booze and help us succeed in our mission to beat cancer sooner.”

What are you waiting for? Become a Dryathlete before registration closes on January 11th.

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