THE Longest Day may conjure up images of a grueling challenge, but that's something Leeton golfers are prepared to contend with in the name of cancer fundraising.
On December 16, Leeton golfers will tee off for the Cancer Council's latest event - The Longest Day - which is a 72-hole golf marathon.
The event will raise funds for people affected by cancer. Leeton golf professional Jason Mimmo said players in Leeton were no strangers to hitting the course for a good cause.
The Leeton course hosts many charity days throughout the year to raise money for organisations such as the MIA branch of MS Australia, Gralee School, Friends of Luro and St Vincent de Paul.
Mimmo said he signed up for the challenge to make a positive difference for those in the community who have been affected by cancer.
By taking part in the ultimate golfing challenge, he will complete four rounds of golf in one day.
There's no carts, only walking and he will be pushing his own buggy.
To raise funds, Mimmo will give the highest eight sponsors who donate the pleasure of joining him for nine of the 72 holes.
It will be a test of skill, strength and stamina as the funds are raised.
"The Longest Day sounded like a real challenge, so I've got a few people from the club on board," Mimmo said.
"It's going to be a great day and we're hoping to raise $3000 for the Cancer Council."
Having already raised over $700, Mimmo is well on his way to reaching his target.
All funds raised will go towards life-saving cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy campaigns.
Cancer Council's community relations co-ordinator western Brianna Carracher was pleased to have Mimmo involved.
"We rely on the generosity of the Leeton community to work towards our vision of a cancer-free future," she said.
"It is the support of people like Jason that allows us to continue our work.
"We're really looking forward to seeing how Jason will perform in The Longest Day challenge."
Those who would like to participate in The Longest Day can sign up at www.longestday.org.au.
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