Ocsober is an Australian fundraising initiative that encourages people to give up alcohol for the month of October. The money raised by voluntary participants goes to Life Education Australia, the organization behind the educational mascot, Healthy Harold. For over 30 years, the well-known giraffe has been teaching. During 2014, Ocsober reached $ 1,000,000 to help Life Education Australia and Healthy. Ocsober is also used as an opportunity to highlight the growing danger of binge drinking and alcohol abuse, particularly among young Australians. The statistics provided by Life Education estimates that 3,200 Australians die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption each year, while 81,000 end up in hospitals for the same reason. The organization behind this initiative is also hoping to promote more permanent changes to the Australian drinking habits. Participants will not only help a good cause, but also help you to improve your chances of success.