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 30, Lee Alarie & Josh Johnston started their day at 4:45AM golfing 17 hours finishing at 9:45PM, golfing a total of 100 holes collectively. The highlight of their day was being able to provide assistance to those suffering, always a great cause.
Comments from the golfers: Josh and I played 17 hours straight, raising just over $3200 in donation from our Members and Guests. We want to thank everyone who supported us and donated to a great cause, we are both very honored to be able to participate.
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