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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2018 Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club

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 25th, 2018; General Manager Winston Michell golfed in support of those living with ALS.  He began golfing at 6:00AM and finished at 10:30PM!

He golfed 12 rounds for a total of 216 holes and the following scores:

79, 74, 70, 79, 77, 77, 75, 74, 72, 75, 73, 75

“I’ve always been proud to support the ALS Society of BC. I’m thankful that the PGA and ALS Society of BC have worked together for 13 years for this fundraiser as this is something that is personally important to me. It is an event that brings a lot of the members and people of the club together.” – Winston Michell


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.


Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
[email protected]
1.800.708.3228 (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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