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PGA British Columbia

2019 Talking Rock Golf Course

In photo (L-R): Staff member Michelle Cox, Nathan Grieve, Harris Stoneman, and Staff member Taryn Bell

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.

Talking Rock Golf Course

On June 25th, Nathan Grieve and Harris Stoneman began their Golfathon at 4:00AM. Together they golfed 400 holes, and ended their day at 8:30PM. The duo had a collective score of 1585, shooting 17 under par, which included two eagles and 83 birdies. Prior to the Golfathon, some of the members of Talking Rock Golf Course pledged that they would donate $5 per birdie, and other various amounts per hole.

“We would like to thank all of the pass holders and guests of Talking Rock for their amazing support leading up to the event and on the day of,” said Nathan Grieve, Golf Operations Manager at Talking Rock Golf Course. “ALS is a cruel disease that limits the mobility of so many, and we hope we can help be a small part towards a much bigger solution to support those that are diagnosed.”

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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