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Posted: June 16, 2015

Fernie GCC a site for ALS Golfathon

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

Yesterday (Monday, June 15), Elk Valley residents Michael Van Horne and Kenny Maki golfed as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of B.C.

Fernie Golf & Country Club is one of 40 golf courses located across B.C. participated in the 10th Annual PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.

“On behalf of the Association, I am extremely excited for the PGA of B.C.’s 10th year of participation with Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services. 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,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of B.C.

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.

Please donate.  www.golfathonforals.ca

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