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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2023 Vancouver Golf Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Coquitlam, 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 27th, golf professionals Jordan Rourke, Michael Grabowski, Sean Thompson, Rachel Wiebe & Shania Remandaban of Vancouver Golf Club took part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. They started the day of golf at 5:45 AM and golfed until 9:00 PM for a collective total of 427 holes with 1 eagle,  27 birdies and lots of pars.

A highlight from the day was Rachel, who holed out for Eagle on 17 on her first round, cashing in on some member donations. 

“We set a goal of completing 100 holes in a day as last year’s maximum for any individual was 90. We had 5 professionals participate in the day’s festivities. We were able to raise. Michael and Jordan played a 100 hole match, and the winner was Michael 6&5. ” – Jordan Rourke, Class “A” Golf Professional.

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.

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
604-278-2257 Ext. 222
[email protected]

ALS can hit anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years. Support equipment costs an average of $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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