Liverpool Golf Club general manager Peter Summers said they were hoping to raise $50,000 for the Cancer Council when they tee off for The Longest Day on December 17. The Cancer Council NSW event is an all-day challenge where golfers play 72-holes for to raise money for life-saving cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns. This year golfers can also choose the Long Day (36 holes) and the Longer Day (54 holes) options.
"We know the Cancer Council's funding has been affected recently since its 94 per cent community funded. We believe its time for the golfing community to step up and help the cause. It would be such a shame if life saving research is cut due to lack of funding," Summers said.
"The Longest Day sounded like a real challenge so we're hoping to get a few people from the club on board. It's going to be a great day and we encourage any other keen golfers to sign up."
Cancer Council Community Relations Coordinator Denise Daynes said Liverpool Golf Club are long-time supporters of Cancer Council initiatives including the Stars of Sydney Southwest Dance for Cancer.
"It's great to see businesses who are doing well during these tough times, supporting their community," she said. "We rely on the generosity of the community to work towards our vision of a cancer free future."
- Details: longestday.org.au.