Cowichan Golf Club

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 15th 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.

Cowichan Golf Club

On July 1st, Norm Jackson & Gianpierro Denomme golfed from 6:30am until 4pm, golfing a total of 180 holes collectively.  

“Truly a special day to be able to play with Gianpiero Denomme who lost his father in 2006 to ALS. Gianpiero and I played in the very first Golfathon when he was 12 years old. We look forward to next year. Very exciting to see Gianpiero become involved with the ALS Society as the Vancouver Island Chapter President.” Said Norm Jackson

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.

Please Donate.  https://shar.es/aWbRhP

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
w.toyer@alsbc.ca
1-800-3228 ext 222
Cell 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
donald@pgabc.org
1-800-667-4653