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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Mount Brenton Golf Course

Photo Credit: Don Bodger


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.

Mount Brenton Golf Course

On June 25th, Jan Best hosted his one man Golfathon from 3:48AM to 3:15PM. Best’s early start helped him play four rounds in the middle of the night, while keeping a steady pace throughout the day. By the end of his Golfathon he golfed 180 holes in total, with a score of 732, which included two eagles and 31 birdies.

“This important event has become our most anticipated fundraiser of the year,” said Jan Best, PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional at Mount Brenton Golf Course. “The ongoing support we receive from our community is really encouraging and helps us raise a significant amount of money for the ALS Society of BC every year.”

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.


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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