Global-Golf4-Cancer

Campaigns

Our Global Campaign and our Regional Campaigns
We regard the Global Golf4 Cancer 4-Flag Campaign as both an awareness platform and a fundraising mechanism. In essence, when asking the golf community to ‘fly the flag for cancer sufferers’, we are seeking its support in drawing attention to the work of various cancer charities and associated good causes and, where possible, its financial support so enabling us to help fund a range of cancer- fighting initiatives throughout the world (‘spreading the word and spreading some light’, as we collectively refer to it).

Our ambition is for the 4-Flag Campaign to become genuinely global in nature, and our path to achieving this is through establishing a series of regional flag-flying campaigns in every continent – bespoke campaigns that will increase awareness of Global Golf4 Cancer and its objectives, while at the same time creating new and diverse fundraising opportunities. (See our individual Campaign dropdown pages)


Why a Flag on the 4th hole?  Aside from the fact that at least 1 in 4 of us is likely to be affected by cancer during our lifetime, ‘4’ is an important number in cancer. And from par fours, to fourballs and foursomes, '4' is perhaps the most significant number in golf. Every 9-hole and 18-hole course has a 4th hole with a pin or flag in it - one we aim at and interact with as we play the hole. The flag is a beacon and a banner; and in our campaigns 'flying the 4-flag' is emblematic of what we are striving to inspire: ‘global golf 4 cancer’.

Flying the Flag: the 4th of the Month and Quarterly Awareness Days In addition to raising the flag in support of a regional campaign or on a special GG4C event day, to increase awareness of the wider on-going campaign clubs may wish to fly the 4-Flag on the 4th of every month – and keep it up for as many days as they chose, or they might prefer to raise the flag 4 times a year on the 4 quarterly ‘Global Golf4 Cancer Awareness Days’: 4th January, 4th April, 4th July and 4th October.

Global Golf4 Cancer Day – the 4th of the 4th While flying the 4-Flag during a regional campaign or on the 4th of the month could be viewed as essentially an awareness-creating activity, it is intended that the 4 quarterly GG4C Awareness Days – and particularly 4th April (the 4th of the 4th) – will provide special opportunities for fundraising with Saturday 4th April 2020 becoming the first (World) ‘Global Golf4 Cancer Day’.
GG4C's Mission and Purpose The concept of 'Global Golf 4 Cancer' was designed with a simple objective: to harness the power of golf in the fight against cancer. The game has become a truly global phenomenon that knows no borders ... and unfortunately the same can be said of cancer.

The campaigns and events we organise are intended to raise awareness of GG4C and inspire fundraising from within the golfing community. With the support of golfers and the golf industry we can help fund a variety of cancer-fighting initiatives and provide assistance to various cancer charities located in diverse countries on every continent.


Why the '4 theme' and why a special '4-Flag' on the 4th hole? 

The idea emanates from the sad fact that, today, one in four of us is likely to be affected by cancer during our lifetime. And from par fours, to fourballs and foursomes (never mind shouting fore!), '4' is perhaps the most significant number in golf. Every 9-hole and every 18-hole golf course has a 4th hole with a pin or flag in it - one that we aim at and interact with as we play the hole. The flag is a beacon and a banner; and in our campaigns 'flying the 4-flag' is emblematic of what we are striving to inspire: global golf 4 cancer.


From concept…

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…to design…

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…to application

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