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PGA British Columbia

Shaughnessy 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 11th, 2018, Vaughn Marshall, Michael Thompson, Branden Stewart, Tim Wilson, Ashley Zibrik & Zach Belitsky golfed in support of those living with ALS. They golfed from 5:00am until 5:00pm.

“The Shaughnessy golf professionals were thrilled to help support such a great cause,” said Vaughn, Associate Golf Professional at Shaughnessy. “We had tremendous support from our Shaughnessy members who encouraged us throughout the day. We look forward to helping again in the future. We played a combined total of 550 holes.”


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.


Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC

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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