This was announced by the PNG Cancer Foundation at the event launch yesterday.
The challenge will be held at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club on Friday, August 25th.
The much anticipated charity golf event was launched in Port Moresby by Gerea Aopi, Executive General Manager Stakeholder Engagement at Oil Search. Aopi is also the chairman of the PNG Cancer Foundation.
Into its 15th consecutive year, Oil Search Limited will continue its sponsorship of K25,000 towards the PNG Cancer Foundation.
All funds raised from the 2017 Daffodil Corporate Cup Golf Challenge will go towards bringing cancer education & awareness programs to various communities and schools throughout PNG in 2018.
“As a proud PNG company, Oil Search is pleased to be partnering with the PNG Cancer
Foundation to create more awareness among our people about the dangers of cancer,” Aopi said.
“Our continuous investment in organisations such as Cancer Foundation PNG allows us to extend our reach through partnerships and to leverage their local expertise and knowledge so we can make greater progress towards reducing the risk of cancer which, according to the PNG Institute of Medical Research, is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths in PNG.
“Therefore, we are pleased to once again partner with Cancer Foundation PNG through our sponsorship of this year’s Daffodil Corporate Cup Golf Challenge, which is in its 15th year of running.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Port Moresby business community for their continued support, which has undoubtedly contributed to the success of this event annually, either through registering teams to participate, through sponsorship of prizes and cash donations.”
The PNG Institute of Medical Research estimates 1 in 10 deaths in PNG are cancer related. And according to World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 cancer cases worldwide are preventable by choosing a healthy lifestyle.
The charity golf event also falls within the PNGCF Daffodil Month. CEO of the PNG Cancer Foundation, Dadi Toka Jr, says Daffodil Month, which falls in the month of August, is aimed at providing hope for a healthier nation by encouraging Papua New Guineans to challenge themselves to reduce their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices.
“Start the conversation about cancer prevention today. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and protect your family from developing cancer. Don’t smoke, don’t chew betelnut and reduce your alcohol intake,” he said.
Meanwhile, Toka Jr. expressed appreciation to Oil Search and Aopi for actively being involved in the work of PNGCF.
For more information and to register a team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org