Playing 72 holes in a single day is no mean feat and the day is made even more memorable when you’re playing with mates and helping those impacted by cancer.
Hear from our participants and get inspired!
“I'm in year 8 and I've been playing golf for 10 years. In 2013 I lost my Nan to cancer and I know many families who are affected by cancer. I would like to help raise awareness and money for research and hope one day that we can find cures to many varieties of cancer. I’m most looking forward to spreading the message of the importance of the work that the Cancer Council do in helping to support those affected and rid the community of cancer. As well as the challenge of playing 72 holes in one day”.
"I signed up for The Longest Day because my mum, dad and grandpa have sadly all had cancer. My grandpa lived to the age of 90 with prostate cancer, my mum survived breast cancer due to early detection and major surgery. My dad only last week had surgery to remove his prostate cancer. So I'm very lucky to still have them in my life but hopefully the more money raised will lead to a cancer free future to stop families being torn apart by this horrible disease."
“Even though my sister was diagnosed with cancer 21 years ago and tragically passed away, she is my inspiration and gives me all my drive, especially through the gruelling 72 holes of golf I play every December in her memory and in support of Cancer Council Victoria. I know this organisation puts money towards tremendous research and helps families affected by cancer in their time of need.”
“In the last few years, I have had several friends diagnosed with a varying range of melanoma, some very serious. Much of the damage was done when we were kids as we didn’t know the dangers of spending time in the sun unprotected.
Now we know better and I want to support Cancer Council by raising money as a part of my participation in The Longest Day.”
“I was diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer in May 2019, and my mum and uncle were also affected by cancer.
My friends and I signed up to take part in The Longest Day because it’s for a great cause and we love golf!
The biggest challenge for me was just being able to do it without being too sick. We will 100% be back next year!”
Isaac and team Flushers Club
“I want to do something to mark 10 years of living with cancer because I want to have something to show for it. If sharing my story helps someone to access the support they need or helps them to take action to reduce their cancer risk, then it’ll be worth it.... I want my kids to know I did something with this experience. I want them to know I helped to make a difference.”
I'm personally ever so grateful to our medical system and the advancement in cancer research, it really does give hope. My journey continues and I'm upbeat about one day getting the all clear."
People around Australia are participating in The Longest Day.
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