Want to support childhood cancer research while playing golf at one of Australia’s top private golf clubs? Here’s your chance.

The Lakes Golf Club in Eastlakes, Sydney, is hosting a Charity Golf Day on Thursday 27 July with all proceeds going to Children’s Cancer Institute. This golf course is one of Australia’s major tournament venues, hosting the Australian Open for three consecutive years. The course is within 15 minutes’ drive of the Sydney CBD and Domestic Airport.

Calling all keen golfers!

Here’s your chance to experience this famous and unique course, usually only accessible to Club members. Test your skills on the four Par 5s, including the famous water carry on the 14th hole. Enjoy the scenic views and abundant wildlife, and network with professionals and sportspeople.

Teams will play in a 4 ball stableford, with a shotgun start at 11am, and prize presentations at 5pm. Tickets are $350 per person, and includes cart hire, lunch, dinner and beverages. Additional tickets are available for the dinner for $150, so you can bring a non-golf-playing partner or friend along. There will be a silent auction, and you’ll hear from one of our scientists, Dr Orazio Vittorio, about the research you’ll be supporting.

Orazio Green Tea
Dr Orazio Vittorio in the lab

Supporting brain cancer research

All funds raised will go towards Orazio’s research into a new targeted therapy for glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. It’s known that there’s a link between high levels of copper and a poor prognosis for this disease. Orazio and his team will work with biomedical scientists and surgeons to develop a device that detects copper, enabling them to more precisely identify and eliminate glioblastoma cells without damaging normal surrounding brain tissue.

The Golf Charity Day is led by The Lakes member Scott Miers, and organised by fellow members. Scott joined The Lakes in 1983. He is a passionate supporter of Children’s Cancer Institute’s research, following the treatment of his daughter Sarah for a brain tumour. Scott has supported fundraising initiatives for our research over many years, including a solo swim of the English Channel in 2014.

Dr Orazio Vittorio, Scott and daughter Emily Miers at the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebration
Dr Orazio Vittorio, Scott and daughter Emily Miers

If you’re a golfer, playing in this charity event on 27 July could be your most memorable golfing experience. Places are limited, so register now.

And if you’re not a golfer but would like to support Dr Vittorio’s research, please donate to the charity day.

Top image: Golfers wanted! The Lakes Golf Club in Eastlakes, Sydney, is hosting a Charity Golf Day on Thursday 27 July.



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