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Fight For Air Climb

When Jeff Lasley’s employer organized a team to participate in the American Lung Association’s stair climb at the US Bancorp Tower in Portland, Oregon, he wanted to participate in honor of his many loved ones who have been affected by lung disease. As a regular participant in BGF’s Powering Forward Boot Camp, Jeff was […]

Fishing for Parkinson’s

Synergy Restoration presents the 1st annual “Fishing for a Cure for Parkinson’s” on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will be held at the Clackamas, Willamette and Columbia rivers & their tributaries in Oregon. The fishing tournament includes prizes for winners, a silent auction, banquet and awards. Proceeds from the event will benefit the […]

Rolling Over

People with Parkinson’s can have difficulty rolling over and getting out of bed. This exercise will help you recognize where you are having problems and build a corrective strategy to overcome them. Rolling patterns also increase hip and back mobility while strengthening the core.

Primitive Functional Movement
Start by laying on a mat face up, with […]

Creamy Green Shake

January’s Shake of the Month blends kale with bananas and avocado for a creamy treat. Kale is loaded with antioxidants and avocados are filled with healthy fats. Our Creamy Green Shake is a great way to get these nutrients into your diet!

Creamy Green Shake

1 cup kale
1 cup water
2 bananas
¼ avocado

Combine in a blender and […]

New Year, New Goals

Have you made goals for 2015? Many people take the opportunity of a new year to make new personal goals – whether you’re eating healthy, exercising more, spending more time on your hobbies or more. We sat down with our founder, Brian Grant, to discuss his goals for 2015.

What are you most excited […]

Damian Lillard Hosting NYE Party to Benefit the Brian Grant Foundation

January 1, 2015 | The Oregonian
Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Will Barton and Thomas Robinson were on hand at the Armory Annex building in Portland on Wednesday night to help ring in the new year and support the Brian Grant Foundation.

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Damian Lillard Hosts New Year’s Eve Party to Support BGF

Damian Lillard, Brian Grant and friends celebrated the beginning of 2015 at Rhapsody PDX, a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Lillard and sponsored by US Outdoor. The event benefited BGF and our programs to empower people impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives.

Raphael Saadiq, Will Barton, CJ McCollum, Thomas Robinson and […]

Medicine Ball Chop

People with Parkinson’s can have difficulty in switching movements or accurately completing tasks. The medicine ball chop exercise connects a series of movements to create one task and encourages proper weight shifting and loading onto the hips and feet. It also challenges you to maintain your center of gravity while moving your arms. The […]

Green Tea Goodness

Some studies suggest that caffeine, an ingredient found in green tea and coffee, may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s. Green tea may also have specific benefits for brain health and contains antioxidants that can help keep people healthy. This recipe, from our partners at Whole Foods, combines green tea with tofu […]

Happy Holidays from BGF

As the year comes to a close, we want to thank you for supporting our work to empower people impacted by Parkinson’s to live active and fulfilling lives. We’re incredibly proud of all that we’ve accomplished in 2014, made possible by your generous support:

  • Expanded our Powering Forward Wellness Retreat to all three states on […]