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Golfing to find a cure for a terrible disease

 

During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. Pros from Copper Point Golf Club, Windermere Valley Golf Course and Eagle Ranch Resort will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. These courses are three   of 40 golf courses located across B.C participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS and of 43 courses participating in the event nationally.

June 18th- Copper Point Golf Club at the Ridge Course: Brian Schaal, Casey Johnson, Tyler Hawthorne & Scott McClain

June 19th -Eagle Ranch Resort: Steve Haggard & Carson Wallace

June 21st – Windermere Valley Golf Course: Dale Moore, Alex Parsons, Michael Midyette, Dave Dakin of the course staff along with members Jake Cameron, Ken Litchfield, Vic Briar & Phil Burke

Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC; “The PGA of BC is proud to support the ALS Society of British Columbia through the annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. Funds raised through the efforts of our Golf Professionals have helped thousands of patients and family since its inception in 2005. We are excited to see the program grow, year after year and look forward to contributing towards the fight against this deadly disease”.

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.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide important support services to ALS patients and research to find a cure.

Help support your local golf pros to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

Please donate.  www.golfathonforals.ca

“ALS is a terrible disease and finding a cure is a top priority.  That’s what makes the golfathon so important.  Dollars raised help to fund crucial research.  Together with the PGA of BC golf pros we are driving for a cure,” said Steve Darling, Global TV News, PGA of BC, Golfathon for ALS Ambassador

For more information contact Wendy Toyer, Executive Director ALS Society of B.C.    Email:  wendy@alsbc.ca. Cell: (778) 999-6257

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