Show Your Support For ALS/MND
Lifestyle Events are hosting a Rugby Foot Golf event for the J9 Foundation and the late rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen.
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Date: 22nd November 2017
Venue: The Address Montgomerie Dubai
They’re hosting the event for ALS/MND and would like local UAE rugby teams, fans and supporters to enter the event in an effort to support the foundation and their ongoing efforts in providing medical research and relief for those that suffer from this devastating disease.
The ALS FootGolf event is a total goofy fun event where we will see which club/team has the biggest boot, while support this worthily cause and paying tribute to a fallen Rugby legend.
The event will take place at the Par3 course by the Montgomerie Dubai, however they will be switching out the normal club and balls for Boots and Balls, where all nine holes will be played with a rugby ball. The best two scores out of the fourball will count towards their overall team score and hopefully be crowned champions.
Attending this great event will be Mike Phillips as their guest host which here at Yalla, we’re sure you are well informed about the pedigree he carries and will be having a Q&A session with the man himself.
What is ALS?
- ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurons.
- Degeneration of the motor neurons leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
- The disease affects each individual in a different way, so there is no definitive set of symptoms.
- ALS does not usually affect the senses or the bladder and bowel. Some people may experience changes in thinking and behaviour, often referred to as cognitive impairment, but very few will experience severe cognitive change at all.
- ALS is classed as a rare disease and therefore few people (in the greater scheme of population) are touched by it or know of it.
- Because it is a rare disease, there is no help from government concerning any research, awareness or medical help.
- Most medical staff have no knowledge about ALS and therefore do not know how to treat people.
- There is no known cause therefore we cannot implement preventative measures
- There is no cure therefore we can only make a patients life more comfortable while they are still alive.
- ALS is not listed on the medical act’s prescribed minimum benefits list and therefore ALS patients are not covered by medical aid schemes.
For more information on ALS or Motor Neurone Disease click here