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PGA British Columbia

Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country 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 27th, 2018; Brian Coe and Nicole Jordan golfed in support of those living with ALS.  They golfed from 4:30AM – 9:45PM.

They each golfed 190 holes each which included 30 Birdies.

“Both Nicole and I are so proud to take part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, lending our muscles and raising funds to support a cause that hits close to home for both of us.   Being our 7th year participating we set out to beat our old record of 180 holes each, finishing the day by completing 190 holes each (10.5 rounds of golf in one day).  We would like to thank everyone who generously donated and came out to support us and look forward to participating again in 2019!” – Brian Coe

 

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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