Golfers raise money to find a cure for ALS

Golfathon participated in by PGA pros across province will take place in Kelowna at The Harvest course on June 15.

Global TV morning show co-host Steve Darling is the ambassador for Golfathon for AL.

Global TV morning show co-host Steve Darling is the ambassador for Golfathon for AL.

During the month of June, golf professionals  golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS.

In Kelowna on Monday, June 15, Greg Giblin and Jake Pilon will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. The Harvest Golf Club is one of over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 10th annual PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.

Donald Miyazaki, executive director of the PGA of BC, said,  ” In our 10 years of involvement, the efforts of our members have generated over $1,023,000. We have also assisted the over 3,200 individuals in British Columbia whom are fighting this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2015 will be the most successful PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS to date.”

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 professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. Donate online at  www.golfathonforals.ca

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