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PGA British Columbia

2019 Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

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.

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

On June 26th, Brian Coe and Nicole Jordan began their Golfathon at 4:30AM. Together they golfed 350 holes, and ended their day at 9:45PM. The duo had a total score of 1491, which included 28 birdies.

“Both Nicole and I are so proud to take part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS,” said Brian Coe, PGA of BC Head Golf Professional at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club. “Lending our muscles, and raising funds to support a cause that hits close to home for both of us. Being our 8th year participating we set out to beat our last year’s record of 190 holes each. While weather and daylight didn’t quite allow us to accomplish this goal we are still very proud to do our part in support of the cause. We would like to thank everyone who generously donated and came out to support us and look forward to participating again in 2020!”

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.

Please Donate.  www.golfathonforals.com

CONTACT           

Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
W.toyer@alsbc.ca
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
Donald@pgabc.org
1.800.667.4653

 

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 $140,000 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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