Hyde Mountain’s Rick Thompson back on the links for ALS

Hyde Mountain pro Rick Thompson to golf for 2012 PGA BC Golf A Thon for ALS

Hyde Mountain Golf Course, Talking Rock Golf Course, Salmon Arm Golf Club and Shuswap Lake and  Estates Golf & Country Club will each be participating in the 2012 PGA of BC Golf A Thon for ALS, to give hope to patients living with ALS.

Golf pros from each of these courses will golf as many holes as possible on the days listed below to raise awareness and funds:

June 14,  Shuswap Lake Estates G&CC: Brian O’Keefe;

June 20, Salmon Arm Golf Club: Doug Herron, Dale Machesney and Ryan Stugis;

• June 20, Talking Rock Golf Course: Adam Blair, Frank Antoine, Mitch Buffalo and Darren Pittendreigh;

• June 20, Hyde Mountain: Rick Thompson.

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 or deceased within two to five years of the initial diagnosis.  ALS can happen to anyone at anytime.

To donate, visit  www.golfathonforals.ca .

For more information, contact Wendy Toyer, executive director ALS Society of B.C., by email at wendy@alsbc.ca, or by phone at  778 999-6257.


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