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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

PGA of BC Jim Gibson Patron of the Year 2023

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Recipient – Wendy Toyer

Each year, the Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award is given to individuals, groups or organizations demonstrating exceptional contributions to support the initiatives of the Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia (PGA of BC).

We are thrilled to announce that the ALS Society of BC’s Executive Director, Wendy Toyer, has been chosen as this year’s awardee.

ALS Society of BC's Executive Director, Wendy Toyer, at the 2023 PGA of BC Awards Celebration, holding her Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award.
ALS Society of BC’s Executive Director, Wendy Toyer, at the 2023 PGA of BC Awards Celebration, holding her Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award.

 

“Thank you to the PGA of British Columbia for selecting me to receive this honour. I am so very proud and grateful to all the golf professionals who support the ALS Society of BC by participating in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.” – Wendy Toyer.

The PGA of BC’s incredible philanthropy and dedication to our cause inspire hope within the ALS community. Through their unwavering commitment to golfing in all weather conditions, the PGA of BC and their community of professional golfers and supporters demonstrate their unyielding commitment to our cause. Every day, we receive messages from people living with and affected by ALS expressing their gratitude for the support provided by the PGA of BC and their community. You give them HOPE, and for that, we are truly grateful.

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 $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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