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Posted: May 18, 2021

Fairmont golfers play for ALS June 9

During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. To raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.

By nature, golf has built in physical distancing.  Additional safety procedures have been implemented such as no physical contact between golfers, no contact surfaces, and single carts. The PGA of BC remains committed to supporting people living with ALS. Because ALS does not give up and neither will we.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is one of over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 16th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross.

Golfers: Matt Gillett and Jeremy Johnson. Golfathon date: June 9.

“On behalf of the Association, I am extremely proud of the PGA of BC’s involvement with the Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “Throughout our years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $2.1 million. The program has assisted tens of thousands of individuals throughout British Columbia affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2021 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”

“Golf is a sport I’m passionate about and ALS is a cause close to my heart,” said Jay Janower, sports anchor/reporter for Global News BC. “My friend’s mom battled ALS so raising funds for patient services is near to my heart.  It’s the reason I welcome the opportunity to become a part of the hugely successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS as its Ambassador.”

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.

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.

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

Please Donate.  www.golfathonforals.com

Lead image: Riverside Golf Course at Fairmont Hot Springs. e-KNOW file photo

ALS Society of BC and PGA of BC

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