PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Shake It Til We Make It event organized by former Trail Blazer Brian Grant raised $350,000 for Parkinson's, event organizers announced Friday.
The event, which included Grant, Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali as well as many of their supporters, raised $50,000 more than organizers had expected, with the proceeds going to the MichaelJ. Fox Foundation.
A popular power forward for the Blazers, Grant was diagnosed in 2008 with early onset Parkinson s at 36.
These events surpassed my dreams and what I imagined for a first year effort, said Brian Grant. It s like winning an NBA Championship your rookie year.
Sunday s Spirit Mountain Casino Gala was attended by more than 600 at the Rose Garden Arena. Another 180 golfers participated in Monday s VTech Phones Celebrity Golf Tournament at Pumpkin Ridge s private Witch Hollow course.