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 Coe & Keri Moffat started their day at 4:45AM golfing a total of 17 hours finishing at 9:45PM, golfing a total of 378 holes collectively.
Comment from the golfers: Both Keri and I are so proud to take part in the PGA of BC GolfAThon for ALS, lending our muscles to raise awareness and funds to support a cause that hits close to home for both of us. Being our 11th year participating we set out to beat our last years totals of holes played and donations raised and are very proud to say we exceeded both! We would like to thank everyone who generously donated and came out to support us and look forward to participating again in 2023!
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