Golf tourney with a heart

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The National, Monday 20th August, 2012

THE 2012 Daffodil Corporate Golf Challenge in Lae is all set for Aug 24 as more than 30 companies have confirmed their entries.
The annual fundraiser is sponsored by Oil Search Limited, with support from Mapai Transport Limited and Morobe-based business houses to raise funds for the PNG Cancer Relief Society, to assist them in the fight against cancer in PNG.
As the country observed National Health Week last week, the PNG Cancer Relief Society took the opportunity to thank private companies, government institutions, individuals and families that continue to support the fight against cancer.
The Lae event, into its second year, is expected to bring in more supporters this year. The inaugural event in 2011 raised more than K120,000; which the Society used to purchase several items including; a brachytherapy machine and sources and Fibre Optic scopes as well as Renal Stents.
Morobe Mining Joint Ventures kick-started this year’s event with the announcement of four teams, with trucking company Trans Wonderland Limited, coming in with three teams, defending champions Mapai Transport returning with two teams and newcomer Pacific Niugini Minerals coming in with two teams.
“In Papua New Guinea; this type of fund-raising drives play an important role in the community; assisting a struggling health system and is important in supplying some items which may not otherwise be available to patients.
“We thank all the companies who put their “hearts” into these events,” Jein Brown, treasurer of the PNG Cancer Relief Society,said .
To enter a team contact Jein Brown at [email protected] or Beulah Mapi at [email protected] or Ruth Waram at Oil Search Ltd on email [email protected]