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Balfour pro Craig Wilkinson golfs to fight ALS

Balfour Golf Club professional Craig Wilkinson played 200 golf holes during the recent ALS fundraiser. — Submitted photo

Balfour Golf Club professional Craig Wilkinson is a great supporter of finding a cure for ALS.

So much, that last week (June 26) Wilkinson golfed 200 holes in the sunrise to sunset fundraiser to support of those living with ALS, playing for 11 hours, 27 minutes, and 26 seconds to achieve the mark.

Wilkinson began the day at 6 a.m., finished with six round scores of  69, 70, 73, 74, 68, 68 along with 46 birdies.

“I always find myself looking forward to the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS each June,” said Wilkinson, Head Golf Professional at Balfour.

“The support that we as an association are able to provide to individuals and families in British Columbia who suffer with ALS is something that we all should be very proud of.  I very much look forward to 2018 which will mark my 10th year as a participant and supporter of this great cause.”

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 crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.

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