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PGA British Columbia

Fairview Mountain Golf Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                   

During the month of June, PGA of BC golf professionals located at courses throughout BC will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 

On June 6th, golf professionals Thierry Martine and Mike Fredericks golfed 198 holes each in support of people living with ALS. Their overall scores were 708 for Thierry, and 730 for Mike. Additionally, Thierry won the Carmichael trophy again this year!

To support the Golfathon, Deb Olafson worked with a team of volunteers to host a patio party and silent auction. Bread from Bad Dog Bread in North Vancouver was brought up fresh that day, with sales to add on support for the Golfathon.

 

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.

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.  www.golfathonforals.com

 

CONTACT
Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
W.toyer@alsbc.ca
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
Donald@pgabc.org
1.800.667.4653

 

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 $140,000 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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