FebFast is a fundraising campaign that invites people to participate in a booze-free February, and at the same time raise funds to support organisations working in research, prevention and service delivery concerning the use of alcohol and other drugs by young people.
FebFast founder Fiona Healy joined me on 98.5 Sonshine FM recently to talk about the initiative.
Over the past two years we have seen more than 3,500 people take up the FebFast challenge to give up the grog for a month. Collectively these people have raised more than $700,000 to support our cause.
Funds from our last two campaigns have been distributed to 13 organisations around Australia.
Proceeds from our 2010 registration and fundraising efforts will be shared amongst the Australian Drug Foundation (that operates nationally), YSAS (the Youth Substance Abuse Service) in Victoria, The Ted Noffs Foundation in NSW and the ACT, Mater Hospital’s Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service in Queensland and FebFast’s grants program for smaller grass-roots organisations.
You can listen to our discussion by clicking the play button on the audio player at the bottom of this post.
So what do you think? Could you give up drinking for a month?
I find that whole months can go past without me having a drink anyway. I’m not what you’d call a big drinker. 🙂 I enjoy a glass of red wine now and then and an occasional beer (especially Bees Knees) but I’ve never been drunk.
What are your thoughts on drinking? Do you only drink to get drunk? Do you prefer not to drink at all? I’d be very interested in your thoughts.[audio:http://mpegmedia.sonshinefm.ws/feeds/MOR130110_1515.mp3]
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