Daffodil challenge set for return

The National,Thursday June 23rd, 2016

THE Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation has announced the return of the Daffodil Cup Golf Challenge, which will be held on August 12 at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.
Main backer Oil Search also renewed its sponsorship of the charity event, with a donation of K25,000 to the foundation.
The annual charity event was launched in Port Moresby on Tuesday by Oil Search executive general manager Gerea Aopi, CBE.
Aopi, pictured, is also the chairman of the cancer foundation.
“The Daffodil Cup Golf Challenge is sponsored by Oil Search every year to raise funds for cancer prevention and education in PNG,”Aopi said.
“Oil Search has been involved with the challenge for more than 10 years.”
Aopi thanked the foundation’s corporate supporters for their continued help in raising funds for a worthy cause.
The PNGCF will use the funds raised from this year’s event to conduct free mouth and breast cancer screening programmes in the country next year.
The PNG Institute of Medical Research estimates that 1-in-10 deaths in PNG is cancer-related.
PNG Cancer Foundation chief executive officer Dadi Toka Jr said the foundation hoped to encourage Papua New Guineans to reduce their risk of cancer by making healthier life choices.
“Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
“Don’t smoke, chew betel nut and reduce your alcohol intake,” Toka said
Registration is now open for business houses to register for a four-person Ambrose team competition.
The fee is K3500, with an early-bird registration fee of K3000.
For details and to register, call the PNG Cancer Foundation on 180 2009 or email [email protected]