Cassio commits to ‘Dry July’

This month might signal the Reds heading back to training, but for Cassio July carries an additional motivation.

This month might signal the Reds heading back to training, but for Cassio July carries an additional motivation.

The Reds- dual Club Champion has agreed to partake in the popular month long charity initiative ‘Dry July-.

An ambassador of The Hospital Research Foundation which endorses Dry July, Cassio pledged to not have any alcohol for a month in order to support the non-profit organisation that is determined to raise awareness of cancer care within hospitals and improve the lives of adults living with cancer.

This year all funds for Dry July in SA are committed to cancer patient care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and also other vital regional centres that provide cancer services - Whyalla Hospital, Pt Lincoln and Mt Gambier hospitals.

Cassio is among a host of media, sporting and corporate supporters who have joined the online social community that commits to giving up booze for the month of July. Cassio said he was not at all hesitant to throw his support behind the program and hopes that through awareness and donations that he can help to make a even a small difference.

“I don-t drink that often but do like having a glass of wine occasionally so I-ll have to put that away for a month,” Cassio said.

“I know enjoying a drink is something that a lot of people like to do but staying off it for a month is a small sacrifice to make considering how worthy the cause is, so I-m more than happy to be involved.”

So for the 31 days of July, Cassio is officially a DJ (a person or team actively sponsored to participate in Dry July to raise funds and directly help adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life).

You can support Cassio in his pledge of having a ‘Dry July- by making a donation online at www.dryjuly.com/supporters/supporters/cassio.

It is an extremely worthwhile cause so we hope you can give generously, and if you are interested in partaking in Dry July but missed out this time around, there is always next year. For more information about Dry July, visit www.dryjuly.com.