Golf pros lend their muscles to Drive for A Cure

Fundraiser for ALS research about to tee off across the province

Florio Vassilakakis during 2102 effort

Florio Vassilakakis during 2102 effort

Florio Vassilakakis is about to drive, chip and putt for a most worthy cause.

During the month of June, golf professionals, staff and members will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. On June 24, Florio, member of Castlegar Golf Club will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of B.C.  Castlegar Golf Club is one of 40 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS and one of 43 courses participating in the event nationally.

Vassilakakis has done this before, swinging from dawn until darkness overtook his effort, getting in as many holes as he could.

Says Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC; “The PGA of BC is proud to support the ALS Society of British Columbia through the annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. Funds raised through the efforts of our golf professionals have helped thousands of patients and family since its inception in 2005. We are excited to see the program grow, year after year and look forward to contributing towards the fight against this deadly disease.”

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

Help support your local golf pros to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

Please donate.  www.golfathonforals.ca