Skip to main content
PGA British Columbia

Grand Totals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PGA of BC Golfathon Raises Over $200,000 for ALS

Grand Totals presented by Donald Miyazaki, PGA of BC Executive Director, Wendy Toyer, ALS Society of BC Executive Director, and Chad Scott, PGA of BC President

 

The grand totals for this year’s Golfathon for ALS were announced last night, October 10th, 2018, at the PGA of BC Awards Celebration.

This year, 10,792 holes were played by 80 golfers; three of which were hole in ones. $203,263 was raised to support people living with ALS.

These numbers bring the 13-year grand totals to:

  • 222,174 holes played
  • 13 hole in ones
  • Over 5,2000 people living with ALS supported, and
  • $1,699,756 raised to fund support programs provided by the ALS Society of BC!
Presentation of Hole in One Plaque

 

“I would to thank the golf professionals, their courses and members for the outstanding support of the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.  Over the past 13 years, the support received by the PGA of BC has been outstanding.  Words could never adequately express our gratitude,” said Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC.

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.

 

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.

Copyright 2018, ALS Society of BC  |  ALS Support Groups