Sober September

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Cause area: aging

Dry Feb is a Canadian initiative that invites people to go sober for February to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society:

Imagine this idea, but worldwide and for general medical research.

I would suggest fundraising for the Methuselah Foundation for its broad approach. They fund a lot of prizes which create market pressures for medical progress, so avoid the donors to have to figure out which research groups are the most effective. They’ve also had other initiative that helps the field at large such as conferences and roadmaps. More on them here:

An idea for a name is “Sober September”.

Tangentially, reducing alcohol consumption might also be a somewhat effective intervention to increase QALYs in richer countries (ex.: htp://

Note: I’m not working on this, but could provide some guidance.

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  • Created by Mati Roy
  • Submitted 17 Mar
  • Last updated 17 Mar