I’m taking on Cancer Council’s The Longest Day...
72 holes, one day. That’s the challenge I’ve set for myself as part of the Cancer Council's The Longest Day. I have set myself a total of 4 goals in line with this event. Prior to sunset on Friday 6th December I will:
1. Complete 72 holes in a day
2. Book and attend a skin check
3. Lose 10kg
4. Raise $1,000 for the Cancer Council
A little background….
You may or may not know, that when I was 7 years old I was involved in a car accident and spent many months recovering with the love and support of my family. An additional and vital support during that time was our long-time family friend Eleanor ‘Nor’ Palfrey who looked after me with the love and care that has never been forgotten. Nor, like a number of Australians born in the first half of last century, loved the beach, the surf and sun bathing. Having a beautiful tan was important and the effects of the sun not as well known as it is today. Sadly, after the identification of some myeloma Nor faced a battle with cancer which claimed her life.
Our family became friends with Eleanor and Charlie Palfrey when they (Dave, Marianne and my sister Melinda) moved into Crawford St, Cheltenham prior to my birth in 1980. As is his way (I’m sure this is what happened) my father, Dave Moran, quickly established contact with his new neighbours and lasting friendships were created. Dave, born 1947, has been lucky with his skin and myeloma to date having had more than one suspect spot identified and removed before it became an issue.
These two stories form part of the drive from me to accept and complete this challenge.
I am calling on you to support my push to raise $1,000 for Cancer Council by sponsoring my efforts. I have kicked things off with a $1 per hole donation and I am seeking 13 more sponsors to match (or better) this commitment to drive this total over $1,000.
A donation of any size greatly is appreciated, and I thank you for your support in advance.
Finally, thank you to my friend Tom King who is taking on the challenge with me and also to the Barwon Heads Golf Club who are generously waiving any green fees for hosting us on the day.