Brian’s Update, May 2024
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
2w ago
Next week I’m traveling to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Brain and Environment Symposium. I’m part of a panel on water talking about my time at Camp LeJeune as a kid. You’ve probably heard about Camp LeJeune from the PD community or commercials on TV talking about the water on the base that was contaminated with TCE. I’d seen the commercials, too, but it wasn’t until Dr. Ray Dorsey read my autobiography and reached out to me that I learned that my time at Camp LeJeune may have contributed to my Parkinson’s diagnosis. At first, I had a hard time understanding how something that had happ ..read more
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Cognitive Decline and Parkinson’s
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
3w ago
Cognitive decline is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease that’s gaining more attention for its impact on quality of life. For Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Joel Mack talks about cognitive issues in Parkinson’s and ways to improve them. Joel Mack MD is a Psychiatrist with the NW Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers at the Portland VA Medical Center. The post Cognitive Decline and Parkinson’s appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation ..read more
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Todd Vogt, BGF Advisor Highlighted on KGW8
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
3w ago
Our friend and Program Advisory Council member, Todd Vogt, was highlighted on KGW8. He earned a spot on the 2024 US Paralympic row team Mixed Double Sculls division. The 2024 Paralympic Games will be held in Paris on Sep 8, 2024. Watch party anyone?! Congratulations, Todd! The post Todd Vogt, BGF Advisor Highlighted on KGW8 appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation ..read more
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Shake It ‘Til We Make It Success!
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
3w ago
$455,000 was raised during the 2024 Shake It ‘Til We Make It gala to support our efforts to empower people impacted by Parkinson’s disease to lead active and fulfilling lives. Many thanks to our sponsors, guests, and many other supporters far and wide ..read more
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Megan Taye’s Story
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
3w ago
Megan Taye shares her story of the positive impact that the Brian Grant Foundation community has had on her life Make a gift today and join our community of support for those impacted by Parkinson’s. If you donate $25 or more before tomorrow you’ll get an invitation to join Katrina Kahl, Brian Grant, and Megan Taye in a virtual conversation on Monday, May 13 from 12-1pm PT. We hope to see you there! Thank you for being a part of our community. The post Megan Taye’s Story appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation ..read more
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BGF Mix & Mingle Social
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
1M ago
Be social with us! Come meet the BGF staff and others in the Portland Parkinson’s Community Come meet the BGF staff and others in the Parkinson’s community in Portland, open house style! Join us when you can. Stay for as little or as long as you like from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. We will have food and beverages, a few games, and kids are welcome! We will also debut a few of our newest digital stories with screenings at 5:00pm and 7:00pm if you would like to see them. These are video stories, crafted by PwP and care partners in a storytelling workshop, offering an intimate view into their personal jo ..read more
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When PD Gets in the Way of Exercise
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
1M ago
Apathy, fatigue, dystonia, dyskinesia and freezing can make it hard to stick to an exercise routine. Nate Coomer, founder and owner of the Parkinson’s Fitness Project presents on how to exercise with these PD symptoms. The post When PD Gets in the Way of Exercise appeared first on Brian Grant Foundation ..read more
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Sleep Survey, Spark the Night, and More Happenings with PD Avengers
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
1M ago
Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day – April 11 Spark the Night is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. It involves illuminating landmarks, buildings, and iconic landmarks with blue lights on World Parkinson’s Day, April 11, to symbolize unity, support, and visibility for the Parkinson’s community. Spark Art Contest Explore your creativity with the PD Avengers “SparkArt” Contest. Share your unique perspective on Parkinson’s and join PD Avengers in raising awareness. Your art could spark meaningful conversations and make a real impact. Show your support for P ..read more
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Sleep Survey, Spark the Night, and More Happening with PD Avengers
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
2M ago
Celebrating World Parkinson’s Day – April 11 Spark the Night is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness of Parkinson’s disease. It involves illuminating landmarks, buildings, and iconic landmarks with blue lights on World Parkinson’s Day, April 11, to symbolize unity, support, and visibility for the Parkinson’s community. Spark Art Contest Explore your creativity with the PD Avengers “SparkArt” Contest. Share your unique perspective on Parkinson’s and join PD Avengers in raising awareness. Your art could spark meaningful conversations and make a real impact. Show your support for P ..read more
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2024 Spring Newsletter
Brian Grant Foundation
by Gavin
2M ago
Our Spring Newsletter is Out and Available for Download Below Our Spring newsletter is now out and available for download in English and Spanish below. In this issue you’ll read stories from Brian and others in our community, tips on sleeping with Parkinson’s, and more. Want the newsletter mailed to your home or business? If you would like to receive a copy mailed straight to your mailbox, join our mail list. The BGF newsletter is produce twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. send your send us your mailing address to info at Brian grant adore. BGF_2024_Newsletter_Spring_SpanishDOWNLOAD SPANIS ..read more
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