Ten years ago I retired from a 12-year career in the NBA. Shortly after hanging up my jersey, I stepped into the greatest fight of my life – the fight against Parkinson’s.
When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008, I knew I wanted to join the fight. With the support of all of you – my family, friends, fans, and fellow patients – we’ve built the Brian Grant Foundation. Our goal is to help improve daily living with Parkinson’s through exercise, nutrition, and emotional health.
Because of your support, we’re wrapping up our best year yet. And we’re asking you to help continue the momentum by making a donation to the Brian Grant Foundation.
In 2016 we trained exercise instructors from coast to coast on a research-based program that can help improve some of the symptoms of the disease. We’re continuing to work with our partners at OHSU to bring this training to more instructors, and make it possible for anyone with Parkinson’s to gain the benefits of exercise.
We also helped organize the World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Ore., which brought together more than 4,000 people from around the globe. I delivered an opening ceremony speech, which you can view on our Facebook page.
From exercise and cooking classes to wellness retreats, we’re helping people with Parkinson’s get moving, eat healthy, and feel their best.
We can’t do this work without you. As the year comes to a close, I hope you will consider making a donation to support our programs.
Nothing about Parkinson’s is easy. But just like my days in the NBA, the support of a team gets me through. Thank you for joining our team.
Best wishes for a happy holiday season,