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Introducing the half-arsed fast: the life hack you didn’t know you needed this febfast

The annual month-long abstinence challenge febfast has passed the halfway point, but Australians still have a chance to take a time-out from alcohol, sugar or another vice for half the time and raise funds for a good cause this Februrary.

Media please contact: David Jeffery, 0417 053 032 or djeffery@ysas.org.au – spokespeople and case studies are available to speak to media (participants of this year’s febfast challenge). Images and campaign creative are available for media use here.

The ‘half-arsed fast’ has begun, a two-week challenge that delivers the same benefits of better sleep, increased fitness and money saved, all in half the time of the usual 28-day fast.

Early adopters of the febfast challenge who signed up following the festive season are encouraged to share the benefits and tips with friends, family and colleagues who may be considering a fortnight-long fast instead.

“February has always been a great month to take time-out from sugar, alcohol or another vice on the tail end of summer and the festive season, and now with the half-arsed fast your abstinence challenge is quicker and easier than ever before”.

“Every dollar raised for febfast makes a huge difference to a young person’s life, putting them on a healthier path and investing directly in their access to opportunity and critical support services. I encourage any Australian considering the febfast challenge who is connected to our cause, to sign up and surprise yourself this Februrary” he said.

Almost 4,000 febfast participants are already feeling the benefits of reduced alcohol and sugar consumption and have reported a rewarding challenge at the mid-way milestone.

Registrations for febfast 2022 are open throughout February. It’s not too late to sign for your half-arsed fast with febfast today.

Register here: www.febfast.org.au

About febfast

febfast is where individuals pause for a cause by giving up alcohol, sugar or another vice of their choice, to support disadvantaged youth in Australia. It is the perfect excuse to kick-start the year with a little good health and good will. Across Australia, thousands of people give up alcohol or sugar for the month of February to raise funds for young people experiencing serious disadvantage to access the resources and support they require to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Find out more or register at www.febfast.org.au

About YSAS (Youth Support + Advocacy Service)

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, YSAS now employs over 400 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While YSAS continues to provide effective Youth AOD services, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and meaningful community participation.

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