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 30th Rob Tadey, Brian McDonald, Matt Miller, Brad Elliott & Justin Brandt golfed from 5am to 4:30pm, playing a total of 144 holes. Combined the golfers had a total of 8 eagles, 52 Birdies, 72 pars, and 12 bogies.
Director of golf Brian McDonald said “46 degrees so very hot but highlight was Justin Brandt calling the last birdie putt on the very last hole of the day to go in as a dedication to his mom Paullette whom recently passed away to ALS, Touching moment.”
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/aWHEsT
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