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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Richmond 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.

Richmond Country Club

On June 10th, Robbie Woods, Graham Ogden and Dan Yoon started their Golfathon at 5:30AM. They started off at a fast pace, and before 9:30AM they had completed four rounds in less than four hours. By the time they finished at 7:00PM they had collectively golfed 279 holes, with three eagles and 83 birdies.

“We are so proud to support and be a part of such a great cause. This event is held close to our hearts because all three of us have lost someone to ALS, so it’s a special day for us,” said Graham Ogden, PGA of Canada Class ‘A’ Associate Professional at Richmond Country Club. “The support from our members is tremendous, everyone is always on board, easily letting us play through. My body is sore, and my hands are sore, but it’s definitely worth it. There’s no better way to raise money. This is the third year Robbie and I have participated and we are very prideful; not only is it a blast, but we love helping generate awareness and raise funds for 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.

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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