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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2020 Vancouver Golf Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Vancouver Golf Club

On June 22nd, Mike Heenan, Bob McCusker, and Dean Kuntz started their Golfathon at 6:30am. Playing until 9:30pm, they golfed 83 holes each.

“We’d like to thank the Vancouver Golf Club and its members for their great generosity,” says Mike Heenan, Associate Golf Professional, Vancouver Golf Club. “We have raised more than expected now at $22,000. We look forward to participating next year.”

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.

Please Donate.  www.golfathonforals.com

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
w.toyer@alsbc.ca
1-800-3228 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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