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Posted: July 9, 2019

Three St. Eugene pros golf 603 holes for ALS

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

On June 27, Cindy Soukoroff, Chris Medford and Michael Pearson (pictured) started their Golfathon at 4 a.m. at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino.

Throughout the day the trio played a total of 603 holes.

During one of their rounds, Pearson hit a ball that bounced off the top of a golf cart Medford was driving. The ball landed near the hole, where Mike scored an eagle. At 10:15 p.m. they ended their day with 12 eagles and 180 birdies.

“The Golfathon is a great charitable cause,” said Chris Medford, PGA of Canada Associate Golf Professional at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. “We love spending the time doing it.”

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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