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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2020 Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club

Gallagher’s Canyon Pros Golf 17 Hours for ALS


Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 15th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Golfing from sunrise to sunset, they golf as many holes as possible to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS.

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club

On June 14th, Lee Alarie, Jason Jurimae, and Lionel Taylor golfed from 5:15am to 10:15pm, playing 101 holes each.

“We played for 17 hours with several outfit changes due to the rain,” says Lee Alarie, Director of Golf, Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. “Despite the very wet day, we had no delays. We are all doing it for a great cause.”

“We would love to convey our sincere gratitude to our members and sponsors. We are lucky to have very supportive members. We’re now standing at $1,800, just $200 shy of our goal.”

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers provided by the ALS Society of BC.

Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

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About ALS

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.

For more information, contact:

Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
[email protected]
1-800-3228 ext 222
Cell 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
[email protected]

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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