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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Kamloops Golf & Country Club


During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. To raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.

Kamloops Golf & Country Club

On June 13th, Alec Hubert and Brett Burgeson began their Golfathon at 4:00AM and finished at 9:45PM, playing for 17 hours and 45 minutes. Together they golfed 486 holes with a total score of 1951, which included three eagles and 85 birdies.

“It’s an honour for us to play, and we’re both proud to golf for such a good cause,” said Brett Burgeson, PGA Class ‘A’ Teaching Professional at Kamloops Golf & Country Club. “It was a long day of golf, but the food and beverage staff did a great job at keeping us fed and hydrated. In my golfing career, I haven’t played for a lot of causes, so I’m definitely proud and honoured to play for and support the ALS Society of BC.”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.

Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

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Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
[email protected]
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
[email protected]

ALS can hit anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years. Support equipment costs an average of $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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