|More than 2000 people have signed up to Dry July, raising more than $200,000 for cancer services at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
With half of the month still to go, there's still plenty of time to get behind the RMH Ambassadors for Dry July: Shaynna Blaze, Michael Firrito, Brent Harvey, Paul Dimattina and Wayne Schwass.
Cancer touches one in two lives in Australia, and the RMH Ambassadors know only too well its devastating impact.
"I have lost two beautiful girlfriends to cancer and the care they received was beyond the basic duty of just 'the job'," said Shaynna Blaze.
"When you are in hospital at these stressful times it is the human heart, care and the laughter that gets you through and the ability to retain your dignity at all times."
Paul Dimattina has also lost a close friend and added he was enjoying the challenge of going dry to raise money for cancer patients. "I believe in the Dry July cause," he said.
Staying dry might be easier for North Melbourne stars and team mates, Michael Firrito and Brent Harvey.
"I'm pretty comfortable taking on the Dry July challenge. Being an elite athlete there aren't many opportunities to drink," Michael Firrito said. Both players are also keen to raise awareness of The Royal Melbourne Hospital cancer services.
To show your support, go to www.dryjuly.com.
Left to right: Dry July supporters Paul Dimattina, Wayne Schwass, Marty Fields, Pia Miranda, Shaynna Blaze, Brodie Young, and Dry July founders Brett Macdonald and Phil Grove at the start of Dry July.
Michael Firrito and Brent Harvey going strong for Dry July.