ALS Golfathon to be held on Thursday

On Thursday, June 30, Taylor Pearcey, Dean Jackson, Chance Beardsworth and Tim Work will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC at the Revelstoke Golf Course.

The course is one of 37 across BC that are participating in the 11th Annual 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.

“On behalf of the Association, I am extremely excited for the PGA of BC’s decade 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 a statement. “In our 10 years of involvement, the efforts of our members have generated over $1.2 million. We have also assisted the tens of thousands of individuals in British Columbia affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2016 will be the most successful PGA of B.C. GolfaThon for ALS to date.”