City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Andrea Metcalf has signed on with Bendigo Health for this year’s Dry July.
Cr Metcalf said she was pleased to support the Cancer Wellness Centre which provides activities to improve the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of cancer patients and their carers.
“It’s a great asset for our community and a place that allows someone with cancer the time and space to just be and not think about their diagnosis,” she said.
“As a non-drinker, I’m going choc-free this July and in doing so am honouring my cousin and a neighbour who both lost their battles with cancer in the past 12 months.”
Bendigo Heritage Attractions Chief Executive Officer James Reade has also signed on with Bendigo Health’s Dry July team.
Mr Reade said becoming a Dry July Ambassador was an easy decision.
“As a Dad of three boys under five, I feel it is important to role model and demonstrate positive choices and behaviours that don’t necessarily involve alcohol,” he said.
“As a family, we have often used the services of Bendigo Health and are consistently reminded how lucky we are to have such a high quality and first class heath system right here in regional Victoria. Dry July is perfect, as it combines the opportunity to make some positive choices with the opportunity to raise some important funds for Bendigo Health.”