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Oregon Bowling Centers Host 'Bowl 4 Brian' Events to Raise Funds For Brian Grant Foundation For Parkinson's Awareness and Education on Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Education News J E 4
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WHAT: The Brian Grant Foundation in partnership with Oregon State Bowling Proprietors' Association (www.OSBPA.com) invites the public to bowl during "BOWL 4 BRIAN" fundraising events statewide on Saturday, July 17, 2010. The participating bowling centers are generously donating their lineage (fees to bowl) to benefit the Brian Grant Foundation to strike out Parkinson's. Brian Grant, 12-year NBA veteran, was diagnosed with Parkinson's at 37.

WHY: Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. While advancing age remains the greatest risk factor, PD can strike people even under age 30. The average age at onset is 60, however, people have been diagnosed as young as 18. Estimates of the number of people living with the disease vary, but recent research indicates that at least one million people in the United States, and more than five million worldwide, have Parkinson's.

WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010 (hours vary)

WHERE: Participating Bowling Center Name, City (On-site contact)

Canby Lanes, Canby OR (Terry Pierce 503-292-3523)

Valley Lanes, Beaverton, OR (Terry Pierce 503-292-3523)

Desert Lanes, Hermiston, OR (Christy Herman 541-571-4367)

Kellogg Bowl, Milwaukie, OR (Bill Oetken 503-659-1757)

Wilsonville Lanes, Wilsonville, OR (JP Muller 503-682-2346)

North Bend Lanes, North Bend, OR (Mark Mattecheck 541-756-0571)

Tigard Bowl, Tigard, OR  (Lori Pearl 503-639-2001)

Players, Lake Oswego, OR  (Val Johnson 503-726-4322)

MEDIA EVENT: The media is invited to join Brian Grant and his family on Sunday, July 18 at Noon Kellogg Bowl 10306 Southeast Main Street, Milwaukee, OR

MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Perrin 503.789.2791 sara@perrinpromo.com

About The Brian Grant Foundation

Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation supports efforts to build awareness and education of Parkinson's disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by Parkinson's. After playing professional basketball for 12 seasons in the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed in November of 2008 with young onset Parkinson's disease. Since, he has become an advocate for finding a cure and an inspiration for those living with PD. Grant is hosting a two-day celebrity gala and golf tournament "Shake It Till We Make It" this summer in Portland sponsored by Spirit Mountain Casino and V-Tech Phones to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the leading source of financing for Parkinson's research to speed a cure. Both Foundations are dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. www.shakeittillwemakeit.com

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- July 14/

SOURCE Brian Grant Foundation

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