Date: November 26, 2017
Author: Cancer Council NSW

Tee it up in The Longest Day

Are you ready to take part in The Longest Day, a 72-hole golf marathon to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW?

The Longest Day will take place on 18 December this year, but participants can hold an event at their local golf club anytime during December. Participants are challenged to play four rounds of golf in one day at their club with friends and fellow members.

Cancer Council NSW spokesperson Adelaide Thompson said The Longest Day is an endurance challenge that tests skill and stamina. She said it’s easy to get involved, and a whole lot of fun.

The Longest Day challenges participants to complete four rounds of golf during daylight hours.

"It's a challenge that many keen golfers are eager to conquer," Ms Thompson said.

“Participants will be making a difference by raising funds to support Cancer Council NSW’s life-saving cancer research, prevention programs, support services and advocacy campaigns.

“About 46,492 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year, with around 15,502 deaths expected, so funding for cancer research, prevention, support and advocacy is vitally important,” Ms Thompson explained.

“Playing golf is an excellent way to keep active, however, as golfers spend extended periods of time out in the sun, we want to remind all participants to use sun protection to reduce their skin cancer risk.

“Across NSW, UV levels are high enough to require sun protection for most of the year, so we encourage golfers to keep sun-safe and slip, slop, slap, seek and slide, not only on The Longest Day but every day."

Why not register to play at your club, get others involved and see who takes out the honour this Longest Day?

Register for The Longest Day at and tee off to support a cancer-free future.