Challenge yourself to undertake The Longest Day and fund skin cancer research

The Longest Day golf marathon is an endurance golf challenge designed to test skill, strength and stamina, whilst raising much needed funds for world-class skin cancer research, funded by Cancer Council Victoria.

Successfully complete 72 holes of golf between dawn and dusk on Monday 17 December, and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your efforts.

Now in its sixth year, The Longest Day 2018 aims to fundraise $400,000 to go towards vital skin cancer research in Victoria.

If you think you have what it takes to participate in The Longest Day, then sign up and tee off this December to reduce the impact of skin cancer. There are also some great prizes to be won for the top fundraisers, which will be announced closer to the event.

When is the event held?

The Longest Day will officially take place on 17 December 2018; however, you can hold your golf marathon challenge anytime in December, and everyone is encouraged to join!

While the aim of the challenge is to complete 72 holes on a single day, if you’re unable to do the whole 72, set yourself a challenge at your own pace. Consult your doctor before undertaking The Longest Day challenge.

How do I get involved?

1. Form a team

Invite other golfers or members of your club to form a team. We recommend a minimum of two players per team, and playing in pairs for efficiency on the day. The competition format is Stableford. Once the team is registered by the team captain, other members can register to be a part of that team. All participants will be emailed a welcome kit with helpful information, as well as receiving ongoing fundraising support from our Cancer Council Victoria team along the way.

2. Choose a day

Select a day to hold your event and let your club know that you will be playing The Longest Day. Book your tee times accordingly. They might recommend a quiet day of the week to play and encourage other members of the field to let you play through.

3. Get sponsorship

Ask your friends, family, colleagues and club members to support your challenge by making a donation to your fundraising page. You can spread the word via your networks and social media. Don’t hesitate to ask for contributions! 72 holes is no mean feat, and often you’ll be surprised at just how supportive they are of your commitment to such an important cause.

Sponsorship could be for:

  • each hole played
  • each par or birdie made
  • scoring achievements
  • general donations
  • workplace and matched giving

All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

4. Tee off!

Grab your clubs, hit the fairway and get golfing. Think of the sense of achievement you will have once you’ve successfully completed the challenge, and the incredible difference you are making to thousands of lives affected by skin cancer.

5. Bank your funds

Once you have completed The Longest Day, it’s time to bank your funds, so they can be put straight to work reducing the impact of skin cancer. The final cut-off date for donations to your fundraising page will be announced soon. Prize winners will be notified in early 2019.

Questions?

If you have any questions, need fundraising tips or support, contact community.events@cancervic.org.au.

Good luck!

 

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