A Bendigo woman will row more than 30 kilometres this Dry July in an effort to raise $1000 for cancer patient support services.
Danielle Bourke, 24, will not only give up alcohol for a month but will also row 100 metres on a row machine for every dollar she raises.
"I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise money for cancer foundations," she said.
"I've had two family members who have been affected by cancer and I thought of the rowing because I didn't want to constantly post on Facebook and annoy people.
"I thought this would be a fun way to get people involved. I've already raised more than $300."
The money from the Dry July fundraising will go to a host of organisations like the Cancer Council, Leukaemia Foundation, and the McGrath Foundation.
Ms Bourke said the Bendigo Colosseum gym in East Bendigo, where she has been training for the past two years, has thrown their support behind her cause.
"The people here are like a big family so it's really good that they have gotten around this," she said.
The 24-year-old will take to the row machine on Saturday, July 27 at the Bendigo Colosseum. There will also be a barbecue set up where all gold coin donations will also go towards Dry July.
"They will have a class on at 8am and I'll sit there continuously rowing," Ms Bourke said.
"We might have the other two rowers set up so people can chip in as well because I'm already at 30 kilometres. I just hope there's a big turnout."
Ms Bourke said anyone who was interested in donating can do so at dryjuly.com/users/danielle-bourke
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