Golf enthusiast raises funds for Cancer Council
A golf enthusiast who has survived cancer has undertaken a golf marathon to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
Mr Aaron Oates hit over 500 golf balls and spent over nine and a half hours on the golf course at Everglades Country Club to raise funds for his Longest Golf Day Marathon.
Mr Oates was diagnosed with the genetic cancer Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome 20 years ago and has since fought the condition which sees tumours in multiple organs, commonly including the brain, spinal cord and eyes.
"After five brain surgeries and two spine surgeries, I'm still walking this earth.
"While I am still walking, challenges continue to attract me, so I thought what the heck: Why not hit a golf ball 500 plus times and raise money for cancer research at the same time."
Mr Oates raised $782 of his $1500 goal.
He is still accepting donations through the Everyday Hero website.
Website, 9 Jan 2019
Aaron Oates, Woy Woy