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.
On June 28th Robbie Woods, Graham Ogden, Dan Yoon, Olivia Reid and Amanda Minni golfed on what was the hottest of the year 101 holes collectively. They raised nearly $6,000 was raised for the ALS Society of BC patient services programs.
Graham Odgen commented “throughout the day, we remembered that we could take breaks and have water as needed. People living with ALS do not have this option. We are very thankful to our membership for their generous support. We look forward to 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. https://shar.es/aWgwHq
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:
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1-800-3228 ext 222
Executive Director, PGA of BC