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Cats hit the course for a cause

Geelong stars Zach Tuohy and Cam Guthrie have thrown their support behind the Cancer Council Victoria’s The Longest Day. (krockfootball.com.au Image/Al Packer)

STAR Geelong duo Cam Guthrie and Zach Tuohy have swapped the Sherrin for a driver to throw their support behind The Longest Day endurance golf challenge.

Now in its seventh year, The Longest Day is a key fundraiser for Cancer Council Victoria, with participants taking part in four rounds of golf in one day during December, with the official date Monday, December 16.

This year, the Cancer Council is aiming for 380 people to take the challenge of playing 72 holes between sunrise and sunset to help raise $400,000.

All money raised this year will go towards skin cancer research. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with 2 in 3 Australians diagnosed by the age of 70.

Guthrie didn’t hesitate when asked to be involved, with his own family seeing the impact a cancer battle can have on a family.

“A lot of people are touched by cancer, and when I was in high school, my mum went through breast cancer,” Guthrie said.

“She pulled through really well, and she lives a really healthy life now.

“It’s nice to be involved in something like this when you’ve been through something like that with a family member.

“All money raised goes to a great cause.”

To find out more or to register, head to www.longestday.org.au

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