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PGA British Columbia

2019 Vancouver Golf 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.

Vancouver Golf Club

On June 17th, Mike Heenan, Grant Gray, Bob McCusker and Dean Kuntz began their Golfathon at 6:45AM, playing until 8:45PM. In total, the foursome golfed 308 holes throughout the day which included 39 birdies.

“We had the best weather during our golfathon,” said Dean Kuntz, PGA Professional at Vancouver Golf Club. “Let’s keep going to find a cure for ALS.”

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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