Event showcases healthy eating recommendations for Parkinson’s and supports the Brian Grant Foundation’s programs for people living with the disease

Portland, Ore. (August 27, 2019) – For the first time, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) will host its Plates for Parkinson’s event in Eugene, Ore. on September 20, 2019 at Venue 252. Presenting sponsor Market of Choice will feature 10 different dishes that meet BGF’s nutritional recommendations for people living with Parkinson’s. Approximately 100 guests are expected to attend the event to sample the cuisine paired with wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries.

“We’re delighted to bring Plates for Parkinson’s to Eugene to raise awareness of our programs to help improve the well-being of people living with the disease,” says Katrina Kahl, executive director of the Brian Grant Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity and dedication of Market of Choice, the Parkinson’s community in Eugene will have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating in a fun and supportive environment.”

Guests will also learn about BGF’s nutrition programs for Parkinson’s while listening to live music performed by local artist Greg Nestler. Early bird tickets are available for $40 until September 6, 2019 then ticket prices increase to $45. To purchase tickets online visit https://eugeneplates.eventbrite.com.

Market of Choice proudly supports Brian Grant Foundation, who like us, is locally based and family focused,” says John Boyle, EVP of merchandising and product of Market of Choice. “The work they are doing to create resources for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers aligns really well with our values for promoting nutrition and health through food. We are excited to help bring Plates for Parkinson’s to Eugene for the first time.”

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger that helps to control movement. The outward signs of Parkinson’s may include tremors, slowness of movement, balance problems and rigidity. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, research has shown that exercise, healthy eating and social connections are important aspects for man-aging the condition and improving quality of life with the disease.

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ABOUT BRIAN GRANT FOUNDATION The Brian Grant Foundation provides proven tools to improve the well-being of people with Parkinson’s. Learn more about BGF’s programs at www.briangrant.org.