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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Windermere Valley Golf Course


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.

Windermere Valley Golf Course

On June 17th, Michael Midyette, Scott Lawlor, Jack Nordquist and Ryan Sorensen hosted their Golfathon from 6:00AM to 10:30PM. To keep things interesting, the foursome made unique rules for some of the rounds, such as switching clubs or only using one club for the whole round. At the end of the day they had played a total of 1,260 holes.

“I’ve participated [in the Golfathon] for many years,” said Michael Midyette, PGA of BC Head Golf Professional at Windermere Valley Golf Course. “It’s an amazing event to be held across BC. For numerous people to come together and contribute to a good cause, it truly is something great.”

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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