FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 16th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Golfing from sunrise to sunset, they golf as many holes as possible to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS.
On June 22, Brian Schaal, Scott McClain, Dennis Bradley, & Dale Moore started their day at 4:50AM and finishing at 10:35PM, golfing a total of 632 holes collectively. The highlight of their day was the many groups and people who were cheering them on and who were thankful for their efforts, as more and more people know someone who is affected with ALS.
Comments from the golfers – We continue to raise awareness and funds for patients and their families living with ALS. We hope that we won’t need to do our annual golfathon in the near future because that will mean that we have found a cure. Thank you to all who have supported us and PGA of BC professionals province wide.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers provided by the ALS Society of BC.
Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
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.
For more information, contact:
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1-800-3228 ext. 222
Executive Director, PGA of BC