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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Uplands Golf 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.

Uplands Golf Club

On June 28th, Michelle McCann, Ian Stone, Justin Clews and Ben Griffin hosted their Golfathon from 5:00AM to 8:00PM. The foursome golfed a total of 390 holes, shooting four under par, which included four eagles and 85 birdies.

“This is our first year running the event and we raised about $16,000,” said Michelle McCann, PGA of Canada Associate Professional at Uplands Golf Club. “We have multiple members here at Uplands with ALS, and we felt we had to do this event to show our support for these families. Hopefully with more fundraisers like these, families and individuals living with ALS will get the help they need.”

In photo (L-R): Michelle McCann and Ian Stone

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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