Events

Calendar of Events

From a keynote speaker series about groundbreaking treatments, to monthly gatherings that build our community and a day of service designed to enrich the lives of those affected by YOPD, we hope you’ll keep your calendar up to date. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event.

    • 12/13/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event
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    Speaker Series: Brian Grant

    December 13, 2022  -  7:00 PM EST


    Fireside Chat with Brian Grant 

    Former NBA player and author, Brian Grant, recently completed the Portland to Coast Relay. Join us for a conversation with Brian about how he prepared for this endurance race, what he learned, and the importance of nutrition and exercise in his daily life. 


    About Brian Grant

    Brian Grant was an NBA idol, known for tenacious rebounding and a fearless attitude on the court. During his 12-year career, he played for five teams and became a strong contributor to his surrounding communities. Today, Brian continues to inspire as a speaker, philanthropist, and patient who insists on thriving with Parkinson’s disease. His mission is to help people become their best, even when it seems impossible.

    Brian started his career at Xavier University where he was Player of the Year twice for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. He was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1994 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. His career continued with the Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Phoenix Suns. During this time, Brian also served his community's underprivileged youth and sick families. His contributions earned him the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.


    • 12/20/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event
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    Monthly Member Community Gathering

    December 20, 2022 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST


    On the fourth Tuesday of each month, YOPN members come together to learn, engage, and support one another.  It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, share experiences and insights about living with YOPD,  discuss personal challenges as well as potential opportunities, and learn how others thrive beyond diagnosis.  This is your safe space - a place you can be real with others who understand what you're experiencing.


    Don't miss this opportunity to connect with YOPN members and explore what's possible as you create your own path forward.  

    • 01/10/2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event
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    Speaker Series: Robert Cochran, PhD.

    January 13, 2022  - 7:00 PM EST


    Join us for an interesting discussion about Dr. Cochrane's research on the benefits of improvisation.

    • How does improvisation affect the quality of life for those with PD?
    • Learn how improvisation can increase socialization, decrease depression, and reshape thought processes of those affected by PD.
    • Improvisation is innate, discover how you can build on this exercise.

    About Robert Cochrane


    Dr. Robert Cochrane is a recent graduate from UNLV's Integrated Health Sciences department, where he studied the effect of improvisation and storytelling on Parkinson’s disease. He has launched a 501(c)3 non-profit, Yes, And…eXercise to run two programs he developed during his PhD program with support from the Parkinson's Foundation and the Davis Phinney Foundation. Robert has led and served as a Keynote at numerous workshops and Parkinson's-themed conferences, both online and in person.


    Dr. Cochrane has a background in film making, including attending UCLA's graduate screenwriting program. His narrative film work includes the Artisan Entertainment release, The Playaz Court, and two Stephen King-based short films. His father, Dan, was diagnosed with PD in 2001, which shifted Robert’s artistic lens to health. He made his first documentary, the award-winning Boys of Summer, following his and his father’s two-month, 20,000-mile road trip to see a game at each of the 30 Major League Baseball parks. There are two follow-up films in the Boys of Summer series with a plan for a fourth film to be released in 2023. 


    He lives in Walnut Creek, CA with his beautiful wife, two crazy kids, and an old, cranky Cockapoo

    • 01/24/2023
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

     Monthly Member Community Gathering

    January 24, 2023 - 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST


    On the fourth Tuesday of each month, YOPN members come together to learn, engage, and support one another.  It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, share experiences and insights about living with YOPD,  discuss personal challenges as well as potential opportunities, and learn how others thrive beyond diagnosis.  This is your safe space - a place you can be real with others who understand what you're experiencing.

    Don't miss this opportunity to connect with YOPN members and explore what's possible as you create your own path forward.

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