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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 24th Griffin Gilmore golfed from 8am to 8pm, golfing a total of 104 holes throughout the day.
In addition to collecting pledges for the golfathon, $5 from each lesson in June at Green Acres will be donated to ALS research. On June 24th, $1 from each bucket of range balls and $1 from every round of golf will also be donated.
“I had a great time on the course, golfing half the day at Green Acres Golf Course then played the second half at a local Sooke Golf course where members and donors came out to cheer me on as I golfed throughout the afternoon was a special moment.” Said Griffin Gilmore.
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.
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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