23 Oct 15
Michael J. Fox Rumors
LL: What has it been like to work with and get to know Michael J. Fox through all of this? Brian Grant: He’s a very busy individual as far as his time. He’s pulled everywhere; he’s the godfather of Parkinson’s. The one time I got to spend time with him was so valuable. I was able to look at that and be encouraged to live as normal a life as possible.
Barkley’s appearance couldn’t come at a better time for the Marian C. Bell Foundation, formed by her husband Brian, daughter Bridget and other family members to raise funds and awareness of Parkinson’s. Their tournament is next month at Scranton. “We support the Michael J. Fox Foundation because they do the most for Parkinson’s research at the moment,” said Bridget Bell. “It will be our fifth annual Par for Parkinson’s golf event.” Barkley is glad to help out a charity that helps a friend like Fox. “Michael is a good friend and it just takes a little bit of time out of my day,” Barkley said. “I’m really excited to be here with these guys.” Barkley, a TNT network analyst, recently dropped 40-some pounds. His weight may be where he likes it, but his golf swing isn’t.