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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Mount Paul Golf Course

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.

Mount Paul Golf Course

On June 25th, Dan Latin, Rick Shick, Brian Wornstaff, Brett Greenman, and Dakota Nettles started their Golfathon at 4:30AM. Throughout the day they golfed a total of 315 holes, and ended their day at 9:15PM.

“It was a great day,” said Dan Latin, PGA of BC Head Golf Professional at Mount Paul Golf Course. “It was a fun, busy and active day. The weather cooperated for the most part, and members let us play through. Although we had a little break in the middle of the day because of poor weather, it was a successful day.”

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
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC

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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