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PGA of BC Golfathon Raises Over $200,000 for ALS
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!
“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.
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1-800-708-3228 (ext. 222) Cell 778-999-6257
Executive Director, PGA of BC