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Balfour boys hit the links to raise more than $2000 for ALS

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 9th, 2013

They were at it again.

Local golfers Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson went on a birdie hunt to raise money for the ALS Society of BC.

The two Balfour players played an amazing 162 holes of golf to raise more than $2,000 for ALS on (Monday) June 10.

The total topped the $1,167 total from 2012.

PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS is held throughout the province on dates throughout June.

Golf pros play as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for ALS patients; many pros beginning their golf marathon at dawn and not stopping until well after dusk.

All funds raised go toward finding a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

This 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.

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