If you’re feeling a little worse for wear after the silly season, FebFast 2011 might really appeal to you. FebFast asks Australians to forgo alcohol for the month of February and if you need a little inspiration to get you started, just imagine what 28 alcohol-free days could do for your liver, your waistline and your wallet!
Excessive alcohol can lead to more than 60 different medical conditions including cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, anxiety and depression. It is estimated that 459,400 Australians consume alcohol at levels considered to be high risk to their health in the long-term (AIHW 2005) and the impact of alcohol problems upon workplaces in Australia is significant, costing business $3.5 billion per year (Collins and Lapseley 2008). For more information about alcohol visit http://www.alcohol.gov.au
Since FebFast began in 2008 more than 10,700 people have participated and two out of three participants felt healthier after completing FebFast, with sixty percent reporting losing weight.
How it Works
Simply visit the FebFast website http://febfast.org.au click on the Sign Up button and follow the prompts to register your details.
You will be asked to register with a credit card payment as part of the sign up process. Full registration costs $25 and the concession or student registration fee is $10. Funds raised by FebFasters support: The Australian Drug Foundation (national), Youth Substance Abuse Service (VIC), Mater Health Services – Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service (QLD), Ted Noffs Foundation (NSW & ACT), Bushmob (NT) and Mission Australia (youth programs in WA, SA and NSW).
On completion of your registration, you can choose whether you want to create a team or individual fundraising page. Just follow the prompts and if you experience any problems throughout the process just phone our online fundraising service providers Everyday Hero for assistance on 1800 501 728.
When your online fundraising page is established, you can personalise it by adding photos, a blog or even a video clip. You can set up your fundraising target and friends and family can visit the page to donate and leave messages of support.
You will receive a confirmation email at the completion of the registration process. This confirmation will include your registration receipt. The registration fee is tax deductible and it is recommended you save the receipt for taxation purposes.
For more information or to participate as an individual or a team visit www.febfast.org.au