Drinkers are being urged to give up alcohol this month and become a Dryathlete for Cancer Research UK.
The Communities Against Cancer Team at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people to join this year’s national Dryathlon campaign, organised by Cancer Research UK.
The aim is to inspire people to give up alcohol for a month to help raise money to beat cancer, save money and feel fitter.
Health chiefs say alcohol is a well-established risk factor for certain types of cancer, including breast, bowel, mouth and oesophageal cancer.
Alison Rushton from the Communities Against Cancer Team at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “We work closely with Cancer Research UK to help raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and talk to people about the signs and symptoms of different cancers.
“The Dryathlon campaign is a great way to get anyone and everyone involved, either by taking part or sponsoring someone who is.
“Not only can quitting the drink for a month save you money, but staying off alcohol for can help you feel healthier and energised.”
For more information and to sign up to become a Dryathelete visit www.cancerresearchuk.org or find out more about the Communities Against Cancer team on the Trust’s website at www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk and search for the team’s name.