Dry July 2012 launch at Establishment Sydney photos; Esteban La Tessa, Story 6DC 13 June 2012
Dry July 2012 celebrates its 5th birthday as stars and celebrities come out to play
Ambassadors, founders and beneficiaries gathered at Establishment on this rainy winter’s day as Dry July Patron Adam Spencer officially launched Dry July for 2012. Guests mingled and discussed matters close to their hearts, raising money for adult cancer patients, whilst drinking colourful Bundaberg mocktails in preparation for the dry month ahead.
Beneficiaries from Lismore Base Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Dreams2Live4 at the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation spoke about how the funds raised in past years have continued to assist cancer patients and the hospital environments. A heart felt note from 22 year old Gareth, a cancer patient that recently received his dream come true over the weekend to marry his childhood sweetheart, was read out by Louise Mahoney from Dreams2Live4 and had many guests in tears. To liven up the atmosphere, there was also a humourous video from our competitors across the sea in New Zealand doing Dry July for the first time.
Seasoned ambassador Roy Billing and first time ambassador Didier Cohen took to the stage and discussed why they believed Dry July was a worthy cause tosupport. Roy even gave Didier some tips and tricks on how to make it through the month of July with out booze including holding a wine glass with water in it at events. A musical performance by Barry Southgate and his guitarist concluded the event with many leaving inspired to make this the most successful Dry July yet.
Other ambassadors and supporters at the event included Rodger Corser, Nathaniel Dean, Ryan Corr, James Kerley, ‘Fast Ed’ Halmaygi, Alyssa McClelland, Jana Peterson, Emma Isaacs, Matt Kenny and Brendan Smith, all drinking their fair share of Bundaberg fruity mocktails. Already Dry July has received over $124,000 for 2012 with over 3,340 participants already signed up. Since its beginnings, Dry July has raised $6.8 million for beneficiaries around Australia. To celebrate its fifth birthday, Dry July is aiming to raise a further $3.2million to reach the $10 million mark, with funds going to 19 Australian beneficiaries and one in New Zealand.Share
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