Local pros golfing to support people living with ALS

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

On June 30, Taylor Pearcey and Greg Austin from the Revelstoke Golf Club will play as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

A statement said the Revelstoke Golf Club is one of 37 courses participating PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.

“On behalf of the association, I am extremely excited for the PGA of BC’s ninth year of participation with Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services,” Donald Miyazaki, executive director of the PGA of BC said in the statement. “In our eight years of involvement, the efforts of our members have generated over $869,000. We have also assisted the over 2,800 individuals in British Columbia whom are fighting this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2014 will be the year where the program will eclipse the $1 million mark.”

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 support services to ALS patients and research to find a cure.

You can support our local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. You can also click here to make a donation.