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PGA British Columbia

Gallagher’s Canyon 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 21st, 2018; Lee Alarie and Jason Jurimae golfed in support of those living with ALS. From 5:15AM to 9:45PM, they golfed 96 holes collectively, with 46 birdies. 

“Jason and I had a great day supporting the Golfathon for ALS, we are always honored to be able to give back as much as we can. We would also like to thank the membership at Gallagher’s Canyon for being generous in their donations, it would not be possible without their support!” – Lee Alarie, Director of Golf

 

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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