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.
On June 16th, 2021 Steve Haggard, Lance Barber, Matt Kadar & Avery Livingston golfed from 6:30am to 7:30pm. Playing a total of 288 holes collectively.
Avery Livingston shot his best round of the season at The Springs Course on their 4th and final round of the day – a two under par 70.
“One of our members Ed Wiens mother Elizabeth Wiens passed away from ALS on Monday June 14, 2021. We are very thankful that we were able to get out and play for Elizabeth and all the people and families ALS has affected.” Said Steve Haggard General Manager of the Radium Golf Group
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/aWXdl2
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