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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis One-Day JUMPSTART® Program Coming to Irving, TX This September

    Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • July 1, 2016 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in Irving, TX. JUMPSTART is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Two-Day TAKE CHARGE® Program Coming to Norfolk, VA

    Posted Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • June 9, 2016 – Can Do MS is excited to present its two-day TAKE CHARGE® Program on Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 1, 2016, in Norfolk, VA.  TAKE CHARGE is an educational wellness weekend where people with MS and their support partners learn the individualized skills and tools to take charge of their health and life with MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Appoints New CEO

    Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Avon, Colo. (May 26, 2016) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit that transforms lives by delivering programs that instill exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and mental motivation as core life components for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their support partners, announced today that Interim Chief Executive Officer Lisa Mattis has been appointed as the organization’s permanent CEO.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Will Present a Free Program for People With Multiple Sclerosis in Glendale, CA, This May.

    Posted Monday, April 25, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • April 25, 2016 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Glendale, CA. JUMPSTART is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Danvers, MA – Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • April 20, 2016 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART Program, will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Danvers, MA, at DoubleTree by Hilton – Danvers. JUMPSTART is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Greater New England Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    WE DID IT!

    Posted Monday, April 18, 2016

    For 31 years, Vertical Express has grounded us in our roots and helped change the lives of people with MS - this year was no different. Thanks to the support we received from our seven host mountains and local communities, along with the tremendous backing from participants, volunteers, and donors, we raised $238,377 for our lifestyle empowerment programs! 
     
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    Can Do MS Appoints New Director of Development

    Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • February 17, 2016 - Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national non-profit providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Morgan Landers has been promoted to Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Development.

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    Vertical Express for Can Do MS Shreds into Vail on Nationwide MS Awareness Tour

    Posted Monday, February 1, 2016

    Vail, Colo. (February 1, 2016) – Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with MS, will hit the slopes of Vail on February 27, 2016. One of seven stops in a nationwide event series, the Vail Mountain event supports Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

     

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    Can Do MS Appoints Interim CEO

    Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Avon, Colo. (January 19, 2016) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help people living with MS and their support partners, today announced that Lisa Mattis, principal at Catalyst Philanthropy, will serve as the organization’s interim CEO.

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    Two-Day TAKE CHARGE® Program Coming to Loveland, CO – April 8-10, 2016

    Posted Monday, January 11, 2016

    Avon, Colo. • January, 2016 – Can Do MS is excited to present its two-day TAKE CHARGE Program from Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Loveland, CO, at the Embassy Suites Loveland — Hotel and Conference Center. The TAKE CHARGE Program is a wellness weekend for people living with MS and their support partners. This program will explore an interactive and multi-disciplinary approach to MS care management, where participants learn the individualized skills and mindsets to take charge of their health and lives with MS.  In collaboration with the National MS Society – Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, TAKE CHARGE provides interactive presentations, participatory workshops and group interactions with MS experts and other participants living with MS.

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    Vertical Express for Can Do MS Hits the Slopes for MS Awareness

    Posted Monday, January 4, 2016

    Avon, Colo. (January 4, 2016) – Vertical Express for Can Do MS, the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with multiple sclerosis (MS), will kick off February 6, 2016, with seven events across the country located at the nation’s top ski resorts. This historical event series, now in its 31st year, supports lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

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    Spreading Anastasia's Message of Cheer

    Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    I have often wondered whether my gift makes a difference in the world. With Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, I know that it makes a difference in the lives of so many people - not just me.

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    Can Do MS President and CEO Resigns

    Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    Avon, Colo. (December 9, 2015) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help people living with MS and their support partners, today announced that Heidi A. Heltzel has resigned as the nonprofit’s president and CEO. Heltzel led Can Do MS for four years.

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    SUPPORT THE WORK OF CAN DO MS ON COLORADO GIVES DAY

    Posted Monday, November 23, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • November 23, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invites Coloradans to support our efforts of empowering people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live their best lives by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2015. As a profiled charity on ColoradoGives.org, Can Do MS will benefit from this initiative. 

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

    Posted Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • November 4, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh time that Can Do MS has earned this top distinction in the last nine years, showing the organization uses donor dollars to further its mission of providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS and their support partners in a fiscally responsible way.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Asheville, NC – Saturday, November 14, 2015

    Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • October 13, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART Program, to be held Saturday, November 14, 2015, in Asheville, NC, at Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Greater Carolinas Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces Dancer-Actress Courtney Galiano as Annual Autumn Benefit 2015 Honoree

    Posted Monday, September 14, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • September 14, 2015 — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) is thrilled to announce that the inspirational Courtney Galiano, a world-class dancer, So You Think You Can Dance finalist, choreographer and actress, will be the Can Do Award honoree at the nonprofit’s Annual Autumn Benefit. Fox News Network senior meteorologist and reporter Janice Dean, who has also been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 2005, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. The fundraiser, which benefits programs that help people with MS live fuller lives, will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 7 p.m., at New York’s Metropolitan Club.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in San Antonio, TX – Saturday, November 7, 2015

    Posted Saturday, September 12, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • October 13, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART Program, to be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, in San Antonio, TX, at Embassy Suites at San Antonio Northwest, is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – South Central Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    MS Blueprint Has New Features Designed Specifically for YOU!

    Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    “I am. I can. I will.” We hope over the past few months you have had the can do perspective while exploring the MS BlueprintTM program and all of its great offerings. We’ve heard very positive feedback from the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and are pleased to share that new and exciting changes have been made to MSBlueprint.com. To help you set, create, and attain a more enjoyable life, more than 25 new activities have been added to the MS Blueprint tool.

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    2015 Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, September 6th

    Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015

    Squaw Valley, CA. • August 7, 2015 – The 2015 Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All event proceeds go towards programs held in Squaw Valley in 2016, including the Vertical Express Adaptive Ski Experience and Can Do MS’s inaugural multi-day adaptive program.

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    Douglas C. Baird Joins Can Do MS Team as Director of Finance and Operations

    Posted Monday, August 3, 2015

    Avon, Colo • August 3, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Douglas C. Baird has joined Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Finance and Operations. Baird is a seasoned finance executive with more than 30 years of experience.

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    CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PARTNERS WITH MACY’S FOR 10TH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

    Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • July 29, 2015 Macy’s and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches Online Photo Pledge Campaign to Ignite “Can Do” Spirit in People with MS and Their Loved Ones

    Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • July 23, 2015  Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), launched an online campaign today that encourages people with MS, as well as their friends and supporters to take on an activity, attitude or personal mission that they believe they can do. This annual initiative is part of Can Do Day, a campaign that raises awareness for MS and honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, on his birthday, September 22.

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    Don’t Forget! The State of MS Webcast is Now Available

    Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Have you listened to the State of MS webcast yet? One intriguing point the international survey of people living with MS and neurologists uncovered is that more than 9 in 10 patients in the US, or 93 percent of those surveyed, said that they want to know everything about their MS, whether it is good or bad. This indicates that people living with MS expect to be informed by their neurologists and have taken an active role in understanding their disease.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition applauds passage of 21st Century Cures Act

    Posted Friday, July 10, 2015

    Cherry Hill, NJ • July 10, 2015 The member organizations of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) congratulate the House on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act - #Cures2015. The MSC specifically applauds the inclusion of H.R. 292 as a provision of the Act, the goal of which is to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

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    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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