Cancer Council’s The Longest Day is back for 2021, with South Australian golfers encouraged to take to the green for the 72-hole endurance golf challenge that raises vital funds for South Australians impacted by cancer.
Held on Monday 13 December, which falls on the longest day of the year, Cancer Council’s The Longest Day supports cancer research, prevention and support services for every South Australian impacted by cancer.
There are three different option for golfers of different levels—the 72 hole Longest Day (4 rounds), the 54 hole Longer Day (3 rounds) or the 36 hold Long Day (2 rounds). If golfers can’t tee off on the official day, then they can hit the green anytime during December.
Last year, South Australian golfers raised an incredible $140,000 for South Australians impacted by cancer through taking on The Longest Day challenge. This year,
Cancer Council SA is hoping to raise $160,000.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Kerry Rowlands encouraged all South Australian golfers to tee off and make a difference again this year.
“We’re really excited to be bringing The Longest Day back again in 2021.”
“You can join with your friends, challenge other members of your club or take on the challenge solo, with all the money raised funding Cancer Council SA’s vital research, prevention and support services for all South Australians impacted by cancer.”
Ms Rowlands says the event is not only a chance to make a difference, it’s also a great way to educate golfers on the importance of sun protection whenever the UV is 3 and above.
“Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by their 70th birthday, with men aged over 40 more likely to be diagnosed and die from melanoma than women of the same age.”
“Taking part in the Longest Day is a great way to raise vital funds for South Australians and also educates golfers and their clubs on the importance of sun protection whenever the UV is 3 and above,” she said.
Cancer Council SA is proud to be the Charity Partner for the Adelaide Strikers, with Strikers Player Harry Nielson taking part in The Longest Day to support all those South Australians impacted by cancer.
“While I haven’t been personally impacted by cancer, I’ve seen it touch those close to me,” he said.
“Almost everyone has a cancer story which is why I’m so passionate about giving back and making a difference.”
“As someone who spends a lot of time outside, I also know the importance of sun protection, especially during the summer months when the UV is 3 and above.”
“The Longest Day is a great way to raise awareness while also giving back and helping others, and I can’t wait to take on the challenge.”
Registrations for The Longest Day are now open, with teams able to play any time throughout December. For more information, or to register your Longest Day team visit The Longest Day website.