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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Seymour 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.

Seymour Golf & Country Club

On June 25th, Dale Schienbein and Lenny Cyr started their Golfathon at 4:50AM. Throughout the day staff members Trevor McLean, Andrew Ripley, Lindy Miyashiro and Mitchell Catania joined in for various rounds. Collectively, Schienbein and Cyr golfed 148 holes, and scored a total of 599. At 10:30PM the duo ended their day with one eagle and 22 birdies.

“I am very proud to report that through your support we were able to raise a new record, $28,885.00 (and pledges are still coming in) for the ALS Society of BC,” said Dale Schienbein, PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional at Seymour Golf & Country Club. “Over the past twelve years, Seymour continues to lead the province, raising over $295,000 for the ALS Society! Thank you so much! Please know that you are making a difference both for ALS patients, and in the lives of their family members!”

In photo (L-R): Sam Schienbein, Dale Schienbein, Lenny Cyr, and Mitchell Catania
Photo credit: Blair Shier

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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