Chasing the Sun Challenge for Prostate Cancer
In the summer of 2013 Bret Dandoy and his father Jeremiah completed the "Awesome 8” around the world golf challenge. They played the highest and lowest (elevation) courses in the world; the hottest and coldest; the most northerly and southerly; the hardest and the oldest (St. Andrews). But, even though they swung clubs and hit balls in Antarctica (maybe the only people to do so), they had never played golf on all the continents. Africa was missing. Rather than just book a trip to Africa for golf, why not try to break the Guinness Book of World Records by playing golf on six continents in the fastest time.
Born from this prior feat, now comes the Chasing the Sun Challenge…18 hole rounds of golf on six courses, on six different continents. If their flights are on time and Mother Nature cooperates, the feat will be accomplished in record braking time of less than 4-1/2 days (106 hours).
Jeremiah (81) has had prostate cancer since 2007. Radiation treatments slowed it down, but it has unfortunately resurfaced. As they are financing the event themselves, both he and his son Bret (52) appreciate donations to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in recognition of their attempt to make and break this record. Every contribution will have immense meaning in an effort to find a cure through your support.