In the morning hours of Aug. 5, Glacier Greens golf pros Bill Kelly and Weston Gillette will start the day by golfing as many holes as possible at their home course to support ALS patients.
In the afternoon, Glacier Greens golf pro Justin Howard will head over to Crown Isle and team up with Crown Isle golf pro Jason Andrew and Sunnydale golf pro Doug Petrie. The trio will golf as many holes as their bodies will allow for the same cause.
These are two of 39 golf courses across B.C raising awareness and funds for the ALS patient services by participating in the PGA of B.C. Golf-A-Thon for ALS presented by uniPHARM and Medicine Centre Pharmacies Charitable Foundation.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles.
It results in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized or deceased within two to five years of the initial diagnosis.
There is no cure for ALS but there is help through the ALS Society of BC. ALSBC provides direct support to patients, their families and caregivers, including an equipment loan program and other services to assist with quality of life. Through assisting research, the ALS Society of BC is committed to find the cause of, and cure for ALS.
Donations can be made at www.golfathonforals.com or by calling the ALS Society of BC at 1-800-708-3228.
— ALS Society of BC