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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino


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.

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

On June 27th, Cindy Soukoroff, Chris Medford and Michael Pearson started their Golfathon at 4:00AM. Throughout the day the trio played a total of 603 holes.

During one of their rounds, Pearson hit a ball that bounced off the top of a golf cart Medford was driving. The ball landed near the hole, where Mike scored an eagle. At 10:15PM they ended their day with 12 eagles and 180 birdies.

“The Golfathon is a great charitable cause,” said Chris Medford, PGA of Canada Associate Golf Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. “We love spending the time doing it.”

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.

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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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