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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2021 Aberdeen Glen Golf Course

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 16th 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.

Aberdeen Glen Golf Course – Jessey Church

On June 2nd, Jessey Church golfed from 3:59am to 10:03pm, playing a total of 128 holes. Averaging 78 each round, with a total of 19 Birdies, 61 Pars, and 48 Bogies.

“I would like to thank the PGA of BC, ALS Society of BC, Aberdeen Glen Golf Course and all of the people who made donations for making this an extremely successful day. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish as an organization and hope to continue supporting this event for many years to come.”

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.  https://shar.es/aWm9Kd

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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