The Longest Day golf marathon; are you up for the challenge?

The Longest Day is an endurance golf challenge designed to test skill, strength and stamina. The challenge is to successfully complete four rounds of golf on a single day, whilst raising funds for skin cancer research.

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with more than 750,000 people treated each year.

Cancer Council Victoria needs $200,000 to fund vital research at Monash University that is investigating immunotherapy for more effective skin cancer treatment. This project will explore whether a patient’s immune response can be enhanced, and thus help stop malignant tumours growing and spreading throughout the body.

If you think you have what it takes to participate in The Longest Day, then sign up and tee off to support a cancer-free future. 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 event is officially Monday 18 December but you can hold your golf marathon anytime in December.

The aim is to complete 72 holes between dawn and dusk on a single day.

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 every shot along the way.

2. Choose a day
Select a day to hold your event, let your local club know that you will be playing The Longest Day and book your tee times accordingly. They may 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.

All donations are tax deductible. Sponsorship could be for:

  • each hole played

  • each par or birdie made

  • scoring achievements

  • general donations

  • workplace and matched giving

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.

5. Bank your funds

Once you have completed The Longest Day, it’s time to bank your funds. The final cut-off date for donations to your fundraising page is Wednesday 31 January 2018. Prize winners will be notified on Thursday 1 February 2018.


If you have any questions, or would like some fundraising tips or support, then please contact Claire Hunter, Cancer Council Victoria on (03) 9514 6508 or at

Good luck!

Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

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