Golfers from across the country are invited to take on the ultimate challenge of playing 100 holes of golf in one day to support Kiwis living with blood cancer.
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand is aiming to raise over $200,000 through two 100 Hole Golf Marrowthon Challenges this year. The North Island Golf Marrowthon will be held on Friday October 16 at Taupo’s exclusive Wairakei Golf and Sanctuary, while the South Island Golf Marrowthon event is being held at Clearwater Golf Course on November 20.
Players of all handicaps will aim to each raise $2,500 – that’s $250 per hole – to help fund LBC’s work supporting patients and their families living with blood cancers and related conditions right across the country.
Golfers are encouraged to take part in this year’s Golf Marrowthon as individuals or teams of two or four. The last Golf Marrowthon event at Wairakei saw participants raise over $120,000 for LBC.
Pru Etcheverry, Chief Executive Officer of LBC, says the events, now in their 11th year, have wide appeal.
We love the fact that people from all over the country come to test their endurance. In the past, professional and golf enthusiasts, as well as celebrities, corporate teams and family and friends of patients have all taken part.
The Golf Marrowthon has, over the years, attracted many celebrities keen to see if they can ‘make the cut’. Black Caps former captain Stephen Fleming, former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick as well as television presenters Hilary Barry and Peter Williams have all participated.
The day is a lot of fun with many competitors even coming in fancy-dress and golf carts getting entertaining make-overs, says Etcheverry.
Our golfers put incredible effort into fundraising before the event, and on top of that, the day can be a big physical challenge. LBC does not receive any government funding so this event ensures we can continue to be there for patients and their families living with blood cancers and related conditions in New Zealand.
To register for the event please visit: www.marrowthon.org.nz