Katrina Kahl

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Outdoor Mob Workout

We’re kicking off a week of activities for the World Parkinson Congress with an outdoor “mob” workout on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:30am-12:00pm. We’re excited to bring Parkinson’s exercise experts Nancy Nelson and Indu Subramanian to lead this fun event and celebrate our community! Register at: www.mobworkout.eventbrite.com.

Rose Quarter Commons (Memorial Coliseum)
300 North Winning […]

Mindful Meditation

Meditation helps to reduce stress and improve immune system function. For people with Parkinson’s, meditation can also help with symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Ready to give it a try? Find a quiet place to relax to try this mindful meditation exercise:

1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair with your […]

Sun Safety

Record temperatures mean extra precautions when it comes to your skin! Everyone should be careful when they’re out in the sun – and people with Parkinson’s have an increased risk of skin cancer, which makes sun safety especially important. Here are a few tips to remember:

1. Wear a “broad spectrum” sunscreen to protect against UVA […]

BGF Announces New Board Members

June 8, 2016 | BGF
BGF welcomes Mark Byrum of Portland, Ore. and Juan Rodriguez of Sacramento, Calif. to its board of directors to help guide BGF’s programs to empower those impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.

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Pints for Parkinson’s Event Benefits BGF, Celebrates Support of Local Organizations

June 2, 2016 | BGF
On June 30, 2016 join BGF for an evening of musical entertainment to celebrate the nine organizations in the Portland Metro area that held the first ever Pints for Parkinson’s fundraiser. The night’s entertainment includes a special performance from Johnny English singing Frank Sinatra tunes followed by a DJ spinning the […]

Olive Oil for Parkinson’s

There’s a chemical being studied for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease called GLP-1. GLP-1 (Glucagon-Like Peptide) is something the body makes naturally to help control blood sugar. As such, GLP-1 related drugs have been used for more than 10 years to treat diabetes. Since Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases also have a blood glucose dysregulation component, some […]

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