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Club’s David inviting all to go dry this July

EVERYONES favourite staffer at Merrylands RSL Club, David Kim, is even taking a break from the booze and going Dry this July to raise funds for cancer sufferers.

WHILE alcohol is a legal and common way many societies stimulate social interaction, when consumed at high levels over long periods it can undermine physical health and cause cancers and other disease.
Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages Australians to go alcohol-free in July each year to raise funds for people affected by cancer, with Merrylands RSL Club’s Group Operations Manager David Kim among the thousands who have already enjoyed their first week ‘dry’.
He said having a month off alcohol offered great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers.
“Definitely working in the club environment, adds to the challenge of abstaining from alcohol,” he said.
“However knowing how this will help many cancer patients, their families and carers as well as the support I have received from family, friends and colleagues, is giving me the motivation to complete this.”
Losing his father to cancer when aged 18 as well as seeing staff at Merrylands RSL also going through cancer, has also been a great motivator for David.
“Everyone’s affected by cancer in some way and I am very happy knowing I am helping to ease someone’s troubles,” he said.
“I’ve already raised $3,000 but have a goal of $5,000 and invite others to donate to help me help more families.”
If you have a special occasion in July, you can always buy a Golden Ticket which gives a Dry July participant a night off their challenge.
For a minimum $25 donation, even a night off can still make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
To sign up to take part, donate or to donate to David’s efforts, go to dryjuly.com and search his name.