Meet & Greet with NBA legend and BGF founder kicks off a year of online programs for the Parkinson’s community
Portland, Ore. (Nov. 19, 2020) – Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) is excited to tip off 2021 with a fantastic opportunity for the public to get to know Brian Grant, NBA legend and BGF founder, through a free virtual Meet & Greet Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 12 pm PST. Brian Grant will talk about his journey with Parkinson’s and his goals for 2021 before taking your questions. The Meet & Greet kicks off a year of online programs to support people with Parkinson’s and their care partners during the global pandemic.
Brian Grant was an NBA idol, known for tenacious rebounding and a fearless attitude on the court. During his 12‐year career, he played for five teams and became a strong contributor to his surrounding communities. In 2008, Brian was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s. He founded the Brian Grant Foundation to help people living with the disease lead active and fulfilling lives.
To get registered and ask Brian your question, visit briangrant.org/events. This free event will be broadcast using Zoom Webinar and will be recorded.
BGF is proud to continue its impact in the Parkinson’s community by also launching the 2021 Expert Q&A series occurring every second Tuesday of the month. This virtual event series will feature experts in the field of Parkinson’s discussing topics including health, wellness, community building, nutrition and exercise.
On January 12, 2021 at 12 pm PST, Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC, NBCC will give an overview of mental health issues facing people with Parkinson’s in this time of a pandemic and she’ll give a few tools to help you feel better. Registration is free.
Visit briangrant.org for a full list of online resources and programming.
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 Parkin-son’s, research has shown that regular exercise, healthy eating and social connections are important for managing the condition and improving quality of life with the disease.
ABOUT BRIAN GRANT FOUNDATION
Brian Grant Foundation provides tools to improve the well-being of people with Parkinson’s. BGF was founded in 2010 by former NBA player Brian Grant, who is living with the disease. Learn more about BGF’s programs at www.briangrant.org.