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PGA British Columbia

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

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 28th, 2018; Cindy Soukoroff, Chris Medford & Conor Carnall golfed in support of those living with ALS.  They golfed from 4:00AM – 10:45PM.

They golfed 540 holes and a total of 2 Eagles and 67 Birdies.

“It is an honour to be involved in the Golf-a-thon for ALS each year. This year had a bit of different meaning for me personally with a Resort guest that has been coming for years as well as a friend’s father being diagnosed with the disease.  As much as we are out there playing for them, we are doing so for all families affected and hope that we can help continue spreading awareness and raising funds in the years to come.

Thank you for letting us be a small part of these efforts and we will be out there again June 27, 2019” – Cindy Soukoroff, Head Professional

 

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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