2023 Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Kelowna, British Columbia – Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 18th 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 26th, golf professionals Lee Alarie and Josh Johnston of Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club took part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. They started the day of golf at 4:30 AM and golfed until 10:00 PM. Collectively the team golfed 200 holes.
“The highlight of the special fundraising efforts was raising over $5K for the ALS society; big thank you to our membership for all the support!
We started at 4:30 AM on a beautiful morning; we are very lucky to have a supportive membership here to assist us with raising funds and helping push us to continue to play for the 17.5 hours.
Thank you to the PGA of BC and fellow professionals who have stepped up to raise funds for ALS; we are thrilled to be a part of this effort and assisting those in need the best we can.” – Lee Alarie, Class “A” Director of Golf, Gallaghers Canyon Golf & Country Club.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers. Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. Please donate.
About ALS BC
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALS BC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Andrew Eisen, ALS patients and family members to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers. Our mission is to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting people living with 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:
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
604-278-2257 Ext. 222