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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Skeena Valley Golf & 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.

Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club

On June 10th, Germain Francoeur began his one man Golfathon at 4:45AM, and finished at 8:55PM, golfing for a total of 16 hours. Prior to the Golfathon, Germain promoted the event and raised funds by asking members to donate $1 for every hole and $2 for every birdie. At the end of the day he had 39 birdies and was able to complete 180 holes, with a total score of 716 coming in under Par.

“It rained all day, but surprisingly it wasn’t so bad, even after 10 rounds,” said Germain Francoeur, PGA of Canada Head Professional at Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club. “On average, each round was about an hour and a half, and the last round lasted three to four hours. It was tiring and exhausting, but definitely well worth it to help a good cause!”

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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