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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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    Can Do MS Appoints New Director of Programs

    Posted Monday, June 29, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • June 29, 2015   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 Anne Gilbert has been promoted to Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Programs. Gilbert joined the Can Do MS Programs Department in 2013.

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    You CAN DO More This Summer with New MS Blueprint Themes and Activities!

    Posted Friday, June 26, 2015

    Through our partnership with Biogen, happiness expert and author Gretchen Rubin, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), we helped launch MS BlueprintTM last October. As we get ready to head into the summer season, now is a great time to check in on your personal MS goals and refresh the activities in your MS Blueprint for the new season. To ensure MS Blueprint remains a valuable resource for you and to help you seek the most happiness out of each day, MSBlueprint.com has been refreshed with some exciting new features.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Announces New Board President

    Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015

    Lisa Taylor Skutnik elected to lead coalition of MS nonprofits

    Cherry Hill, NJ • June 22, 2015  The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition announced the election of Lisa Taylor Skutnik to the position of President. The Coalition, a group comprised of the leading national nonprofits working cooperatively for the benefit of those affected by multiple sclerosis, consists of eight member organizations. Ms. Skutnik, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of a member organization, the Consortium of MS Centers, has been an active voice in the Coalition for many years.

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    MICROBREW FESTIVAL AND GOLF EVENT TO BENEFIT CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

    Posted Friday, May 15, 2015

    Avon, Colo. • May 15, 2015 –  Beaver Creek’s signature Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival will be serving up more than just delectable microbrews and tangy barbecue over Memorial Day Weekend. For for the fourth year in a row, Beaver Creek Resort Company has selected Can Do MS as the beneficiary of its Microbrew Festival on Saturday, May 23, and the Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event presented by US Bank, to be held on Monday, May 25, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.

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    2015 CMSC (The Consortium of MS Centers) Annual Meeting Wrap-Up!

    Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    It was great to meet so many new people and hang out with old friends, past participants and our Programs Consultants in Indianapolis at the 29th Annual Meeting of the CMSC! The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about MS research and collaborative care. Over 2,000 health care professionals attended and the presentations, speakers and vendors were amazing!

    Here were some can do highlights:

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces Educational Library Articles in Audio Format

    Posted Friday, May 1, 2015

    Avon, Colo. (May 1, 2015)  Can Do MS has launched a new feature to its full-text Can Do Library Articles online resource, showcasing a handful of audio files to listen to with one simple click.  Audio files can be easily accessible on Can Do MS’s website, and the podcast is available to download on iTunes.  Can Do Library Articles serves as an educational resource in helping people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their support partners live their best lives.  Articles cover health, wellness and lifestyle enhancements that focus on specific topics pertaining to the six dimensions of wellness, which include the physical, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual and intellectual aspects of living with MS.

     

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    WE DID IT! $194,546 Raised for Vertical Express!

    Posted Thursday, April 9, 2015

    Avon, CO — Once again, Vertical Express for Can Do MS brings us back to our roots to remind us all why we are here, doing what we do! Thanks to the great communities surrounding our five host mountains, we raised $194,546 for our lifestyle empowerment programs. We can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work, generosity and support! Visit us on Flickr to see photos from all the events!

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    NEW SURVEY FINDS MS PATIENTS AND NEUROLOGISTS VIEW COMMUNICATION POSITIVELY, YET STRUGGLE TO DISCUSS KEY MS SYMPTOMS

    Posted Monday, March 23, 2015

    Cambridge, Mass. • March 23, 2015 — Findings from an international survey show differences in the perceptions of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurologists when discussing MS symptoms, including those that are personal and sensitive. While the results generally suggest a positive assessment of current practice in MS, important gaps were identified that could potentially impact disease management and patient quality of life. These findings will be presented this week at the Sixth Triennial Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS) in Boston.

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    Have You Viewed the New State of MS Survey Results?

    Posted Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Results from State of MS, an international survey of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurologists, are now available on BiogenMS.com. The survey was conducted to better understand the MS experience worldwide, including the impact of the internet and social media on those living with and treating MS.

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    Ski or Ride to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Living With MS at Annual Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Olympic Valley, Calif. • March 3, 2015 — Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Squaw Valley Ski Resort has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Squaw Valley, Calif. on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  The event will raise funds for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS. The Squaw Valley event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.

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    Ski or Ride to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Living With MS at Annual Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

    Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho  • March 2, 2015Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Schweitzer Mountain has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The event will raise funds for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS. The Schweitzer Mountain event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.

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    The Can Do Spirit Spreads to Pepperdine University!

    Posted Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Avon, CO — Can Do MS was the buzz at Pepperdine University in Malibu this past fall. For the second year in a row, fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon hosted SigEp Survivor, a week-long event that raised $4,000 for our nonprofit!  Between obstacle courses, bouncy houses, a dunk tank and burgers, SigEp Survivor is becoming a tradition where Greek and non-Greek members can rally together for a good cause, raise awareness and celebrate the awesome work that we are doing for people with MS! Read more about why Sigma Phi Epsilon chose Can Do MS and how they embraced their can do spirit.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Endorses AAN Position Statement

    Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

    Cherry Hill, NJ • February 18, 2015The member organizations of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) unanimously endorsed the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) position statement entitled Availability of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMT) for Treatment of Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis.

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    Lack of Snow Leads to Revised Schedule of Can Do MS Vertical Express Event at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

    Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

    February 25, 2015 — Due to lack of snow and limited access to the mountain and operations, the Vertical Express for Can Do MS – Crystal Mountain event has a revised event schedule. We are so appreciative of all the hard work our supporters have put in to make this amazing event happen each year and are pleased to announce that Crystal Mountain and its 88 skiers/supporters have raised over $6,000.

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    Ski or Ride to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Living With MS at Annual Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Vail, Colo. • January 27, 2015Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Vail, Colo. the weekend after the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Skiers and riders can join together and participate in a variety of family-friendly, on-snow events to support Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs. The Vertical Express Vail event will take place on Vail Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Vail event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.

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    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
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