2022 Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

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.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

On June 9th, Matt Gillett & Chris Medford started their day at 12:00AM golfing for 24 hours finishing at 11:59PM, golfing a total of 225 holes collectively. The highlight of the day was having glow in the dark golf balls for overnight golf with headlamps and glow sticks illuminating cups and pins.

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.

Please Donate.

About 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.

For more information, contact:

Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
w.toyer@alsbc.ca
1-800-3228 ext. 222
Cell 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
donald@pgabc.org
1-800-667-4653