Former Portland Trail Blazer Brian Grant is concluding a two-day fund-raising event for Parkinson's research Monday, Aug. 2 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore.
The benefit golf tournament started at noon and features Parkinson's activists and sufferers Grant, actor Michael J. Fox, boxer Muhammad Ali and NBA coach Pat Riley. The tongue-in-cheek named "Shake It Till We Make It!" Celebrity Golf Challenge will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Grant also has his own foundation, The Brian Grant Foundation, dedicated to raising money to find treatments and cure for Parkinson's Disease, a degenerative central nervous system disease that affects an individual's ability to control their muscles.