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Cancer Research UK Dryathlon 2015

6:01am 5th January 2015

TIME is running out for men and women in the North West to sign up to Dryathlon - Cancer Research UK's New Year booze-free fundraising campaign - before registration closes on January 11th.

'Dryathletes' pledge to ditch the drink for a month and either get sponsored or donate the money they would have spent on alcohol to the charity.

The charity is urging anyone who wants to get the New Year off to a great start, and enjoy a hangover-free January, to sign up to Dryathlon now at www.dryathlon.org 

Last year, 55,000 people took part in Dryathlon across the UK and helped raise a fantastic £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. 

And for those who find the one month challenge a bit too daunting, there's the 'tipple tax' which allows Dryathletes to donate a £20 penalty if they fall off the wagon.

Alison Barbuti, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the North West, 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.

"Even though January 1 has passed, there is still time for men and women in the North West to jump on the wagon and say "cheers" to a booze-free month.

"Every hour, around four people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. Every pound raised by our iron-willed Dryathletes will go towards life-saving research to help more men, women and children survive."

Cancer survival rates have doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK's work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and more supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Alison said: "By simply swapping their lager for a latte or their wine for water, and raising money for life-saving research, our Dryathletes can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. It's not too late - sign up now, drop the drink and help us make Dryathlon 2015 our biggest and best yet."

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