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Posted: June 15, 2018

Fernie pros playing all day for ALS

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

On June 18, Kenny Maki and Max Sherwood of the Fernie Golf and Country Club will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

The Fernie Golf and Country Club is one of over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 13th annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, along with St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino and Copper Point Golf Club.

“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 12 years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $1.4 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, 2018 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”

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 crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.


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