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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2018 Skeena Valley Golf & Country 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 18th, 2018; Germain Francoeur & Rob Wilke golfed in support of those living with ALS.  They golfed from 5:00AM to 8:45PM!

They golfed 126 rounds each for a total of 252 holes with 3 Eagles and 36 Birdies and had the following scores:

Germain: 71, 69, 71, 71, 70, 69, 70

Rob: 83, 87, 87, 86, 85, 89, 86

“Both Rob & I were very happy to have been a part of the ALS Golfathon. This was our first time participating and we hope to continue this tradition. In total we managed to raise approximately $6200.” – Germain Francoeaur


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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