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February 26, 2021
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Daffodil Golf Challenge Gives To Cancer Foundation

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Commonwealth gold medallists Dika Toua and Steven Kari have been confirmed as ambassadors for the Cancer Foundation of PNG.

The Commonwealth champions now join the Prime Minister’s wife, Linda Baboa, and PNG-born rugby sensation, Will Genia, as ambassadors.

 

This was announced by the Foundation, who partnered with Oil Search PNG Limited over the weekend for a corporate golf tournament at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club.

 

The 41°C of Port Moresby’s blistering heat didn’t stop 41 corporate teams from converging for a worthy cause.

 

The Daffodil Cup Corporate Golf Challenge has been sponsored by Oil Search PNG Limited for the past 11 years, with this year being its 12th. Oil Search saw fit to inject the funds to the Cancer Foundation of PNG.

 

A total of K123, 000 was raised to assist the Cancer Foundation with its’ cancer control endeavours through its education and awareness programs in rural areas.

 

The Foundation’s CEO, Dadi Toka Jnr, said the funds will enable CFPNG to provide free cancer screenings at various locations around the country.

Recent research by the PNG Institute of Medical Research suggests that around 10% of all deaths in Papua New Guinea are due to cancer and that cervical, mouth and liver cancer are the biggest killers.

 

Education and awareness have been identified as key drivers that can potentially alleviate the effect of the disease in PNG.

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