PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS tees off with support from the Pacific Blue Cross Health FoundationFriday, Jun 17, 2022
PGA of BC golf professionals are golfing from sunrise to sunset in support of people living with ALS in BC.
This year’s PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross is underway, with PGA of BC professionals golfing from sunrise to sunset in support of people living with ALS in BC. Over 30 courses across British Columbia are taking part this year with Golfathon events scheduled until July 11.
Proceeds from the Golfathon help support the ALS Society of BC’s Equipment Loan Program. This program is designed to enhance the quality of life for those living with ALS as well as alleviate the financial burden of the disease. ALS can affect anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is just two to five years, and support equipment alone costs an average of $140,000 per patient.
Supporting British Columbians living with ALS
The 2022 Golfathon is aiming to build off momentum gained from its successful 15-year history, which has seen over $2.3 million raised for ALS Society—and support for more than 6,500 people living with ALS in the province.
Thanks to funds raised from the 2021 Golfathon, ALS Society of BC is now able to offer new technology to improve the quality of life while living with ALS, including the Obi™ feeder—a revolutionary assistive dining device—and smart home technology, which provides increased independence for ALS patients.
Thank you to Pacific Blue Cross and your members for your continued participation in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. Thanks to you, the ALS Society of BC can offer support to people living with ALS in BC at no cost to them.
-Wendy Toyer, Executive Director, ALS Society of British Columbia
The Pacific Blue Cross Health Foundation, which provides funding to not-for-profit organizations who aim to improve the health and wellbeing for British Columbians, committed $100,000 over five years to support the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.
Learn more about the PGA of BC Golfathon and support the golf pros in your communities who are raising money for such a worthy cause.