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 28, Nathan Grieve, Jeff Liddle, Lionel Taylor, Brian O’Keefe, Dave Munn, & Brody St-Martin started their day at 6:00AM golfing 13 hours finishing at 7:00PM, golfing a total of 720 collectively. The highlight of their day was having the opportunity to play 2 separate courses (Talking Rock Golf Course & Shuswap National) through a variety of weather.
Comments from the golfers: The body was sore but for such a great cause. Very thankful for the efforts between the ALS Society of BC and the PGA of BC to raise funds for such a great cause.
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