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    Ron, CAN DO Program Alumni & Vertical Express for Can Do MS participant
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    This is a collection of older press releases.  Click here if you are looking for the most recent news releases.


    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in St. Charles, MO – Saturday, October 5, 2013

    Posted Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • August 28, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, October 5, 2013, in St. Charles, MO at the St. Charles Convention Center, is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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– Gateway Area Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    25th Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, September 1st

    Posted Monday, August 12, 2013

    Wine tasting, live music, silent auction and raffle to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.

    The 25th Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held Sunday, September 1, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Partners With Macy's For Eighth Annual Shop For A Cause

    Posted Monday, July 15, 2013

    Macy's helps charity raise funds and awareness locally for important cause

    Edwards, CO. – (July 15, 2013) - Macy's will partner with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis through its eighth annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event at stores nationwide on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from Can Do MS now. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support charity fundraising efforts, and has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.

     

    Read the full press release.

    New Members to the Can Do MS Team

    Posted Monday, July 1, 2013

    We are very proud to announce three new staff members at Can Do MS!

    Laura Jones is our new Development Associate.  Laura will be implementing the administrative aspects of the Development Department with tasks related to individual giving, Foundation grants and special events. 

    We also welcome two new members of our Programs team; Anne Lee, adding her skill and expertise within program management.  Erin Barker, our newest intern until August 1st, to compliment our online programming such as Ask the Can Do Team with her knowledge in Behavioral Neuroscience.

    We look forward to welcoming them to our growing team!

    Read the full press release.

    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition debuts on Facebook and Twitter

    Posted Monday, June 17, 2013

    Cherry Hill, NJ June 17, 2013 -  Today the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) debuts new accounts on Facebook and Twitter that will serve as a “one-stop” source for information on available MS programs and services. Representing the leading organizations in MS research, advocacy, education, and treatment, the MSC will provide information on the individual offerings of member organizations as well as collaborative efforts orchestrated through the Coalition itself. The MSC can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MSCoalition and on Twitter at @MS_Coalition.

    Read the full press release.

    Spots Still Open for MSAA’s Children’s Program in Denver, CO

    Posted Monday, June 10, 2013

    There are several open registrations remaining for MSAA’s upcoming patient education program at Dave & Buster’s in Denver, CO on Saturday, June 15th at 9 am. The free program titled, Bridging the Communication Gap between Parents with MS and Their Children, invites parents and children to come together for special workshops which teach parents how to talk to their children about MS and enable children to learn about living with MS in a supportive manner through fun, interactive games and activities.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Pleasanton, CA – Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Posted Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • June 6, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, August 10, 2013, in Pleasanton, CA at The Four Points By Sheraton is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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– Northern California Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    2013 CMSC (The Consortium of MS Centers) Annual Meeting Wrap-Up!

    Posted Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Hi All!

    It was great to meet so many new people and hang out with old friends, past participants and our Programs Consultants in Orlando at the 27th Annual Meeting of the CMSC! The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about MS research and education. The education, speakers, vendors, and all the little details were top notch – even the palm trees!

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS Announces New Board Co-Chairs, Officers and Additional Member

    Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • May 29, 2013 - 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 Richard Kelly and Robin Kelly from Denver, CO have been appointed to Co-Chair. The new officers include Bernice Kuca from Boston, MA as Vice Chair, David Madden from Orinda, CA as Treasurer and Kate Togneri from West Hollywood, CA as Secretary. In addition, Can Do MS added one new board member, Dr. John Schafer, MD, FAAN from Sacramento, CA.  Schafer is also a Programs Consultant for Can Do MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Beaver Creek’s 2nd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event to Benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • May 16, 2013 – Beaver Creek Resort Company has selected Can Do MS as the beneficiary of its 2nd Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event presented by US Bank, to be held on Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Golfers also will enjoy barbecue and craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery around the course. Tickets are $100 per person which includes greens fee, golf cart, practice balls, tee gift and barbecue and beer on the course. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.

    Rolex “100” Raffle to Benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Monday, April 1, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • April 1, 2013 - Can Do MS is proud to present the Rolex “100” Raffle for a chance to win a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, valued at $8,100, and generously donated by Rolex Watch USA.  All raffle proceeds benefit Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs which equip people living with MS and their support partners with the knowledge, skills, awareness and confidence to become active co-managers of their health.

    Read the full press release.

    Melissa McClendon Joins Can Do MS Team as New Controller

    Posted Monday, March 25, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • March 25, 2013 - 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 Melissa McClendon has joined Can Do MS’s Leadership Team as the new Controller.  In this role, McClendon brings over nine years of experience and she will oversee the day to day accounting and finance operations.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Sixth Consecutive Year

    Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • March 13, 2013 – 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 sixth consecutive year that Can Do MS has earned this top distinction.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Receives $7,000 Grant from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for CAN DO® Program

    Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • February 27, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is proud to announce that it has received a $7,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  The award was one of 76 grants totaling almost $427,000 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Created by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded 2,131 grants totaling over $16 million since 1999.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Schweitzer Mountain Resort team up for ‘Vertical Express for Can Do MS’ On-snow Fundraiser

    Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Sandpoint, ID • February 12, 2013 – This winter marks the 28th annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS at Schweitzer Mountain, a skiing and snowboarding event on Saturday, March 9th.  The event raises money for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with multiple sclerosis (MS). 

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Squaw Valley Ski Resort team up for ‘Vertical Express for Can Do MS’ On-snow Fundraiser

    Posted Friday, February 8, 2013

    Olympic Valley, CA. • February 8, 2013 – This winter marks the 28th annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, a skiing and snowboarding event on Saturday, March 9th  and Sunday, March 10th.  The event raises money for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with multiple sclerosis (MS). 

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces New Two-Day Lifestyle Empowerment Program - TAKE CHARGE™ in Charleston, West Virginia

    Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • January 31, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a new two-day TAKE CHARGE Program starting on Friday, June 21, 2013, and ending on Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Charleston, West Virginia at the Embassy Suites Charleston Hotel.  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 in which participants learn the individualized skills and mindset to take charge of their health and life with MS.  In collaboration with the National MS Society – Blue Ridge Chapter, TAKE CHARGE provides educational lectures, interactive workshops, group interactions with MS experts and with others living with MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Youngstown, OH – Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Posted Monday, January 7, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • January 7, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a new, free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Youngstown, OH at Holiday Inn Youngstown-South (Boardman).  JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.  This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Ohio Buckeye Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.

    Read the full press release.

    "Focus on What You Can Do" - Giving Thanks to our Founder

    Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    With the giving season just around the corner we want to take a moment this month and give thanks to someone very important to our organization, our founder Jimmie Heuga.  It’s been over two years since Jimmie passed however, his can do spirit is still alive in the hearts of everybody involved with Can Do MS, which includes our office staff, Programs Consultants, board members, program participants, fundraisers, sponsors and all our supporters.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Pomona, CA – Saturday, February 9, 2013

    Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • November 20, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a new, free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Pomona, CA at Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge.  JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.  This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Southern California & Nevada Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Weight Training Improves Walking and Quality of Life in a Small Study of Women with MS

    Posted Monday, October 29, 2012

    Article Source: National MS Society

    Women participating in a small study of progressive resistance (weight) training improved significantly in walking, and reported improvements in quality of life as well. The study, funded by the National MS Society, used standard measures to evaluate the effects of the program, along with in-depth interviews of the participants to determine the full effects on quality of life. Peter R. Giacobbi, Jr., PhD (University of Arizona, Tucson), Lesley J. White, PhD (University of Georgia, Athens) and colleagues report their findings in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

    Read the full press release.

    5th Annual MS Skate-A-Thon Benefiting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis to be held at Eagle Ice Rink

    Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Edwards, Colo • September 25, 2012 – Lace up the skates and join us for the 5th Annual MS Skate-A-Thon!  Skaters will gather at the Eagle Ice Rink on Saturday, October 13th from 5 - 7 pm to raise money for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s lifestyle empowerment programs for people and families living with MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Day Celebrates Your Possibilities on September 22, 2012

    Posted Monday, September 17, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • September 17, 2012 – Can Do Day is an annual campaign that honors Can Do Multiple Sclerosis founder, Jimmie Heuga and celebrates his legacy on his birthday, September 22nd.  On this day, focus on what you can do, and do it.  Each year, Can Do Day is built around the many Can Do MS fans who share what they can do, which inspire others and helps raise awareness for MS.  It has quickly become the focal point of Can Do MS’s Facebook campaign. 

    Read the full press release.

    New Partnership Strengthens Two Non-Profit’s Abilities to Unite and Inspire People Living With Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • September 12, 2012Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Outdoor Mindset have established a partnership that will encourage individuals living with multiple sclerosis to gain valuable life experiences through connecting with those who have a similar diagnosis and outdoor interests. These connections enable those impacted by multiple sclerosis to receive support from someone uniquely familiar with their experience.

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    TAPPED: An Evening of Craft Beer & Fine Food Benefiting Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Returns to Vin48 Restaurant

    Posted Friday, August 31, 2012

    Edwards, Colo • August 31, 2012 – Vin48 Restaurant and Chris Pryor of The Brewers Association have teamed up once again to host TAPPED: An Evening of Craft Beer & Fine Food to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. This annual fundraising event is presented by US Bank and will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Vin48 Restaurant in Avon, CO at 6:00pm.  This evening proves to be a unique experience by pairing five award-winning craft brews with a five course meal from Chef Charles Hayes at Vin48.

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    24th Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, September 2nd

    Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Squaw Valley, Calif. • August 24, 2012 – Mark your calendar! The 24th Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held Sunday, September 2, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. Tickets are $40 and will include a commemorative crystal wine glass, a variety of wine tastings featuring over 40 vineyards, live music and access to the silent auction room full of wine, lodging packages and art pieces.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches New Book, The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment

    Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • July 31, 2012 – Can Do MS is excited to announce the launch of their newly published book, The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.  The book offers comprehensive information and includes the necessary tools to enable someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) to enjoy a higher quality of life.  A total of ten Can Do MS Programs Consultants collaborated in writing chapters to complete Can Do MS’s new multi-disciplinary book titled The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.  Edited by Pat Kennedy, the 152-page paperback book provides the reader with over 20 years worth of knowledge and information accumulated by our organization and our unique approach to wellness.

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    Lauri O’Brien Joins Can Do MS Team as Director of Programs

    Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • July 23, 2012 - 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 the addition of Lauri O’Brien as Director of Programs. She will be coming aboard as an asset that will be utilized for many roles, including program management, program development, Chair of the Programs Committee and as a member of the Can Do MS’ leadership team.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Columbus, OH – Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Posted Monday, July 16, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • July 16, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Columbus, OH at The Embassy Suites Hotel-Columbus is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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–Ohio Buckeye Chapter, Columbus, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Rutland, VT – Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Posted Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • July 3, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Rutland, VT at the Holiday Inn Rutland is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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 New England Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Nashua, NH – Saturday, September 15, 2012

    Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • July 3, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Nashua, NH at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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 New England Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    MSAA Announces My MS Resource Locator

    Posted Monday, May 7, 2012

    The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to offer My MS Resource Locator as a new tool to assist you in managing the challenges of multiple sclerosis.

    Read the full press release.

    The 2012 Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Jimmie Heuga Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off June 11th at Colorado National Golf Club

    Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • April 18, 2012 – The annual Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Jimmie Heuga Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 11, 2012, at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, CO.  All proceeds from the tournament will fund Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs across North America—programs that help people living with MS and their support partners transform challenges into possibilities.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Yakima, WA – Saturday, June 23, 2012

    Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • April 18, 2012 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Yakima, WA at The Red Lion Hotel-Yakima Center is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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 Northwest Chapter, Seattle, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

    Read the full press release.

    NEW DATA PRESENTED AT 64TH AAN ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS BIOGEN IDEC’S COMMITMENT TO DELIVER PROMISING THERAPIES

    Posted Monday, April 23, 2012

    Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) will highlight its commitment to using novel science to address unmet medical needs in neurology at the upcoming 64th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. The meeting, held in New Orleans April 21-28, 2012, features 49 company-sponsored platform and poster presentations that demonstrate how, through focused research and development programs, Biogen Idec is pursuing treatments for neurological diseases with high unmet need.

    Read the full press release.

    RUN FOR A REASON WITH CAN DO MS AT THE KAISER PERMANENTE® COLFAX MARATHON

    Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012

    The Colfax Marathon is a non-profit event, with the goal of being the flagship nonprofit fundraising platform in the U.S. In 2011, over 1,700 runners raised money and awareness for 73 charity partners. Can Do MS is excited to be an official Charity Partner once again in 2012, to help raise money for our programs offered to those living with MS.

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    Acorda Therapeutics Launches New Interactive Website Spotlighting Treatment with Ampyra® (Dalfampridine)

    Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Acorda Therapeutics Launches New Interactive Website Spotlighting Treatment with Ampyra® (Dalfampridine) of Walking Problems in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.  New site – www.AmpyraJourneys.com – is first to focus exclusively on walking problems for people living with MS, with patient profiles, medical information, and opportunities for visitors to post messages of inspiration to help others.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis earns coveted four star rating for fiscal responsibility for fifth consecutive year

    Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. • March 20, 2012 – Can Do MS has earned a four-star rating, the highest rating possible, five consecutive years for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances from nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator.  According to President and CEO of Charity Navigator, Ken Berger, only 14 percent of the charities that Charity Navigator rates have received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Can Do MS outperforms most other charities in America.

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    MS LifeLines® Earns J.D. Power and Associates Call Center Certification for Customer Service Excellence

    Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    MS LifeLines® Earns J.D. Power and Associates Call Center Certification for Customer Service Excellence in Providing Support Services to the MS Community

    • Certification honors MS LifeLines® call center as a leader in customer service
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    CAN DO Program Free Lodging Deadline is Feb. 20, 2012

    Posted Monday, February 13, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS's CAN DO Program will be held May 2- 5, 2012  in Vail, Colo. at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa. Apply by Feb. 20 and receive one night free lodging at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa.

    Read the full press release.

    Your Best Life Update: February Enews from Can Do MS

    Posted Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Discover a whole new way to think about and live with your MS.

    IN THIS ISSUE

     - Can Do Story of the Month – Carl and Catherine R..
     - Program Spotlight – Support Partner Play Important Role in CAN DO Program
     - Upcoming Webinar – Relationships & Intimacy in MS
     -
    MS In The News – MSAA Honored in the First Web Health Awards | MOBILE
    - And More

    Read the full press release.

    Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Honored in the First Web Health Awards | MOBILE

    Posted Monday, February 6, 2012

    News from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

    The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA ) is pleased to announce My MS Manager ™, MSAA's mobile phone application, has been honored by the Web Health Awards | MOBILE with a Merit Award in the category of Mobile Application: Chronic Disease Management; Small Mobile Device in the Association/Professional Society/Non-Profit division. The Web Health Awards | MOBILE recognizes innovative health applications with more than 19 mobile application categories and 20 entry divisions.

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    Run for a Reason With Can Do MS at the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

    Posted Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Edwards, Colo. – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis will participate as an official Charity Partner with the Colfax Marathon, on May 19-20, 2012 in Denver, Colo.

    Read the full press release.

    National MS Society Convenes Summit to Explore Vitamin D Trials to Prevent MS

    Posted Monday, January 30, 2012

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Researchers and clinicians from around the globe gathered recently in Chicago to develop strategies for testing whether vitamin D supplements can prevent the development of MS. Participants discussed the latest findings relevant to vitamin D and MS and potential clinical trial designs, taking the first steps to making these exciting studies a reality. “Vitamin D and MS Prevention: An International Workshop,” was chaired by Colleen E. Hayes, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Anne-Louise Ponsonby, PhD (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Canberra Australia), and was funded by the National MS Society.

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    Ascend Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Tysabri (natalizumab) as a Treatment for Secondary-Progressive

    Posted Friday, January 27, 2012

    News from Biogen Idec and Elan Corporation

    WESTON, Mass. & DUBLIN January 26, 2012 – Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) today announced a global Phase 3b study, ASCEND, that is being conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of TYSABRI as a treatment for secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately half of all people initially diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) - the most common form of multiple sclerosis (MS) - will transition to SPMS within 19 years.

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    Send Your Video Now! Last Call for Entries for 2012 Neuro Film Festival

    Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    News from the American Academy of Neurology

    Win up to $1,000 and a Trip to New Orleans

    ST. PAUL, Minn. – With only a few weeks until the deadline, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation is reminding everyone affected by brain disease to submit a short video to its 2012 Neuro Film Festival, telling your story about why more research is needed to cure brain disease. Winners could receive up to $1,000 and a trip to New Orleans. The deadline to enter is January 31, 2012.

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    FDA Updates TYSABRI® (natalizumab) Label to Include Anti-JC Virus Antibody Status as a PML Risk Factor

    Posted Monday, January 23, 2012

    News from Biogen Idec and Elan Corporation

    WESTON, Mass. and DUBLIN – Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a product label change for TYSABRI that will help enable individual benefit risk assessment for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The new label identifies anti-JCV antibody status as a risk factor for developing an infrequent but serious brain infection known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). This marks the third risk factor identified to help physicians and people with MS have more confidence in their treatment decisions when considering TYSABRI, a highly effective treatment for relapsing forms of MS.

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    MS Trial Alert: Investigators Recruiting for Studies Comparing Ocrelizumab to Rebif® in People with Relapsing MS

    Posted Friday, January 20, 2012

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Summary: Investigators worldwide are recruiting a total of 1,600 people with relapsing MS for two phase III studies comparing the effectiveness of intravenous ocrelizumab (Genentech) versus Rebif® (interferon beta-1a, EMD Serono & Pfizer). Ocrelizumab, an experimental therapy, is also being tested in primary-progressive MS.

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    12th Annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

    Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Experience exceptional wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, ski resorts, live music, and a silent auction to benefit Can Do MS

    Mark your calendar! The 12th Annual Winter Wine and Ski Expo will be held Thurs., Feb. 2, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.

    Your Best Life Update: January Enews from Can Do MS

    Posted Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Discover a whole new way to think about and live with your MS.

    IN THIS ISSUE
    *Can Do Story of the Month - Kevin W.
    *Program Spotlight - JUMPSTART Program Outcomes Research
    *Upcoming Webinar - Relationships & Intimacy in MS
    *
    MS In The News
    *And More

     

     

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    12th Annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

    Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Experience exceptional wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, ski resorts, live music, and a silent auction to benefit Can Do MS

    Reno, Nevada • January 10, 2012 – Mark your calendar! The 12th Annual Winter Wine and Ski Expo will be held Thurs., Feb. 2, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.

    Explosion in Treatment Advances for Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Monday, January 9, 2012

    News from ABC News

    For three decades Tracy Ofri, 48, of Valley Stream, N.Y., suffered with multiple sclerosis.

    At age 19, Ofri lost sight in one eye. Her unpredictable monthlong bouts of blurred vision, painful breathing and numbness throughout her body weighed her down.

    Read the full press release.

    UTHealth Researchers Link MS To Different Area Of Brain

    Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012

    News from Medical News Today

    Radiology researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have found evidence that multiple sclerosis affects an area of the brain that controls cognitive, sensory and motor functioning apart from the disabling damage caused by the disease's visible lesions.

     

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    Free MS Diagnosis & Management Health Care Professional App

    Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to offer you the new, FREE "MS Diagnosis & Management Healthcare Professional App", a unique tool and resource that provides important information about the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis for practicing clinicians.

    Read the full press release.

    Judge Rules NYC Taxis Violate Americans with Disabilities Act

    Posted Thursday, December 29, 2011

    News from the United Spinal Association 

    A federal judge ruled that New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act for failing to provide meaningful access to taxicabs for wheelchair users.

    Read the full press release.

    Tovaxin® (T Cell Vaccination) Granted Fast-Track Designation By FDA

    Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The company Opexa Therapeutics (The Woodlands, TX) announced that the experimental therapy Tovaxin® has been designated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a "Fast Track Product" for the treatment of secondary-progressive MS. Tovaxin is a personalized vaccine that aims to induce immunity against T cells that attack the brain and spinal cord in MS. It uses a person's own immune cells, which are removed, manipulated, and then reintroduced by under the skin injections. The Fast Track designation may expedite its future review by the FDA after the company submits results of future phase III trials. The company is planning to begin a Phase IIb clinical trial of Tovaxin in secondary-progressive MS "subject to securing the necessary resources," according to a November 8, 2011 press release.

     

    Read the full press release.

    Community First Foundation Distributes $12.7 million to Nonprofits from Colorado Gives Day

    Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    News from Community First Foundation

    $12.4 million was raised plus $300,000 from the FirstBank Incentive Fund and $36,000 in Bonus Bucks prizes

    ARVADA, Colo. – Community First Foundation announced today that it will distribute $12.7 million to the 928 nonprofit organizations that participated in Colorado Gives Day 2011. Last year, the inaugural Colorado Gives Day distributed $8.7 million to 529 nonprofits across the state. More than 52,000 individual donations were made during Colorado Gives Day 2011—an increase of 150 percent over last year’s 20,000 donations.

    Can Do MS is proud to be part of Colorado Gives Day to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS Launches JUMPSTART Program Outcomes Research from Independent Impact Evaluation

    Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011

    87% of participants used new skills learned at the program three months after the program

    The JUMPSTART Program resulted in improvements in knowledge, skills, and resources (Dec. 2011).
    - Participants enjoyed the program (99%)
    - Would recommend the program (97%)
    - Gained skills & information related to living better with MS (95%)
    - Discovered new MS resources that can better help them to live with MS (91%)

     

    Read the full press release.

    Genzyme Reports Top-line Results for TENERE Study of Oral Teriflunomide in Relapsing MS

    Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    News from Genzyme

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today reported top-line results from TENERE, a Phase III clinical trial comparing the effectiveness, safety and tolerability of once-daily oral teriflunomide to interferon beta-1a (Rebif®), an approved injectable therapy, in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS). The TENERE trial, which included 324 patients, is the second completed study of five efficacy studies of teriflunomide in MS, making the clinical program one of the largest and broadest of any multiple sclerosis agent under development.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS Welcomes Heidi Heltzel as New President and CEO

    Posted Friday, December 16, 2011

    A new leader to take us to new levels.
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™, the leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners, has appointed Heidi Heltzel as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working with the nonprofit search firm Commongood Careers, the Board of Directors conducted a thorough assessment of Can Do MS’s needs to ensure the organization continues its programmatic growth while maintaining best practices and continuing to achieve recognition for its effectiveness, efficiency and stewardship of donor dollars.

    Read the full press release.

    Novartis drug Gilenya® showed positive clinical outcomes for relapsing-remitting MS patients in third large Phase III trial

    Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011

    News from Novartis

    - Once-daily oral MS medicine showed a 48% relative reduction in annualized relapse rate, meeting primary endpoint in Phase III placebo-controlled study
    - Significant reduction in brain volume loss demonstrated, reinforcing strong efficacy benefit in key secondary endpoint
    - Safety and tolerability were broadly consistent with previous clinical trials

    Basel, December XX , 2011 – Novartis announced today new data from the Phase III 2309 study showing patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) treated with Gilenya® (fingolimod) had a statistically significant 48% reduction in annualized relapse rates (ARR) at 24 months compared to placebo.

    Read the full press release.

    Researchers Recruiting African Americans with MS and Family Members Across the U.S. for Genetics Studies – Key to finding cause

    Posted Monday, December 12, 2011

    News from the National MS Society

    Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco, are recruiting African Americans with MS and their family members across the country for genetic studies. For one study, the team is looking for an African American family that has three generations of family members with MS, or a family with multiple people with MS within one generation. There is no cost to people who agree to participate.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS December Enewsletter

    Posted Friday, December 9, 2011

    Do you want to learn effective strategies for coping with MS challenges and ways to share them with your family? Read Can Do MS December Enewsletter.
     
    In This Issue:
    *Discover the Power of Giving Back - Stores That Support
    *MS & the Family article
    *Upcoming Can Do MS Webinar: Dec. 13
    *I AM Grateful for My MS: Jonna's Can Do Story
    *2012 Vertical Express for Can Do MS on-snow fundraising event series
    *A Whole New Enewsletter in 2012
    *Can Do Promise of the Month
    *And more...
    Read the full press release.

    Colorado Gives Day Initial Results Are In! $12 million from 52,000 donations

    Posted Thursday, December 8, 2011

    News from Community First Foundation

    Arvada, Colo.  – Coloradans did it again. In an astounding demonstration of support for Colorado nonprofits, donors from across the state contributed $12 million as part of Community First Foundation’s Colorado Gives Day2011 — an increase of more than 40 percent compared to Colorado Gives Day 2010, which raised $8.4 million.

    Read the full press release.

    Highlights from the ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS Joint Meeting - Amsterdam, Oct. 19-22, 2011

    Posted Thursday, December 8, 2011

    News from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

    This year's joint meeting of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS) was extremely well attended. More than 7,000 professionals attended the meeting, which featured more than 1,000 presentations - all in a whirlwind three-and-a-half days.

    The following highlights review only a few of the many topics discussed at the meeting, but they reflect research of ongoing interest to the entire MS community.

    Read the full press release.

    Colorado Gives Day extended until noon Dec. 7

    Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Cash prizes to be continued and counted through noon tomorrow

    Arvada, Colo. - Due to high traffic from generous donors to the GivingFirst.org website on Colorado Gives Day, and technical difficulties, Community First Foundation is extending the period of online giving to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Contributions will continue to be counted towards Bonus Bucks (drawn every hour until noon on Dec.7) as well as High Five prizes.

    Can Do MS is proud to be part of Colorado Gives Day to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Learn how to donate to Can Do MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Today (Dec. 6) is Colorado Gives Day

    Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    For the Second Year, Online Initiative Will Encourage Coloradans to “Give Where You Live” and Raise Millions for Local Nonprofit Organizations

    Denver, Colo. — Community First Foundation, a Denver-based foundation dedicated to increasing community generosity and involvement, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, today announced the return of Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

    Can Do MS is proud to be part of Colorado Gives Day to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Learn how to donate to Can Do MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6, 2011

    Posted Thursday, December 1, 2011

    For the Second Year, Online Initiative Will Encourage Coloradans to “Give Where You Live” and Raise Millions for Local Nonprofit Organizations

    Denver, Colo. — Community First Foundation, a Denver-based foundation dedicated to increasing community generosity and involvement, and FirstBank, Colorado’s largest locally owned bank, today announced the return of Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

    Read the full press release.

    National MS Society Launches $16 Million in New Research to Stop MS, Restore Function and End MS Forever

    Posted Monday, November 28, 2011

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The National MS Society is committing $16 million to support 32 new MS research projects as part of its holistic and comprehensive strategy to stop MS in its tracks, restore function that has been lost, and end the disease forever. This financial commitment is part of an anticipated investment of $45.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to support new and ongoing research projects and Fast Forward drug development partnerships.

    Read the full press release.

    I AM Grateful for My MS: Read Jonna's Can Do Story

    Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    This past August Jonna P. rode 167 miles in two days on her bike. This would be an impressive achievement for anyone, but it is almost miraculous for Jonna – she has multiple sclerosis. Needless to say, she and her husband Tom are overjoyed with her accomplishment.

    Things haven’t always been so rosy for Jonna. For years after her symptoms first appeared in 1992, doctors misdiagnosed her MS. A neurologist finally diagnosed her MS in 1997, and when her symptoms surfaced two years later, she went into an emotional tailspin. She felt like her days of being an athlete had faded.

    Read the full press release.

    Global MS Research Efforts Shared at ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS Meeting

    Posted Monday, November 21, 2011

    News from the National MS Society

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    More than 7,000 investigators convened in Amsterdam on October 19-22, 2011 to present findings at a joint congress of ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS) and ACTRIMS (Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS). Over 1100 scientific presentations and display posters covered virtually every aspect of research to stop MS, restore function, and end MS forever. Among these were the latest results from pivotal clinical trials of emerging MS therapies, possible risk factors, underlying disease mechanisms, rehabilitation approaches, CCSVI, and much more.

    Read the full press release.

    Multiple Sclerosis Emerging Therapies Collaborative - UPDATE

    Posted Friday, November 18, 2011

    News from the National MS Society

    The Multiple Sclerosis Emerging Therapies Collaborative – which includes the members of the MS Coalition, the American Academy of Neurology, and the VA Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence East and West – has as its mission:

    To develop and disseminate timely, evidence-based resources to persons affected by multiple sclerosis and health care professionals, in order to promote optimal, individualized treatment of the disease by facilitating effective communication and medical decision-making

    Read the full press release.

    November is National Family Caregivers Month

    Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    News from National Family Caregivers Association

    More than 65 million parents, sons, daughters, spouses and others are family caregivers in the U.S., but many of them remain anonymous, according to National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). November is National Family Caregivers (NFC) Month and this year's theme is "Identifying Family Caregivers." Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) representation company, is pleased to be an NFCA founding sponsor, and is offering free NFC Month posters and caregiver brochures to recognize America's family caregivers.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS November Enewsletter

    Posted Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Do you want to learn ways to cope with invisible MS symptoms, or participate in our 2012 Vertical Express for Can Do MS on-snow fundraising events? Read Can Do MS November Enewsletter.
     
    In This Issue:
    *Coping With Invisible MS Symptoms
    *Next Can Do MS Webinar: MS & the Family
    *2012 Vertical Express for Can Do MS on-snow fundraising event series
    *Can Do Promise of the Month
    *And more...
    Read the full press release.

    Doug Franklin’s Introduction of Joyce Nelson, President and CEO Emeritus of the National MS Society, as the 2011 Can Do Awardee

    Posted Thursday, November 3, 2011

    News from the MS Coalition
    By Doug Franklin, President of the MS Coalition

    It is an honor and a privilege for me to introduce this years’ Can Do Award recipient who has been a colleague and friend of mine for more than a decade.

    Read the full press release.

    Biogen Idec Announces Positive Topline Results from Second Phase 3 Trail Investing Oral BG-12 (Dimethyl Fumarate) in MS

    Posted Friday, October 28, 2011

    News from Biogen Idec

    – CONFIRM Study Validates Strong Results from BG-12’s First Pivotal Trial, DEFINE –
    – Positive Results Set Stage for Regulatory Filings –

    Weston, Mass. – Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced positive top-line results from CONFIRM, the second of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials designed to evaluate the investigational oral compound BG-12 (dimethyl fumarate) in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Results showed that 240 mg of BG-12, administered either twice a day (BID) or three times a day (TID), demonstrated significant efficacy and favorable safety and tolerability profiles.

    Read the full press release.

    Phase II Study Showed Ocrelizumab Maintained Significant Reduction in MS Disease Activity

    Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    News from Genentech

    – Phase III Trials Underway to Investigate Ocrelizumab in Two Forms of MS –

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 19, 2011 – Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced 96-week results1 from a Phase II study of ocrelizumab in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), the most common clinical form2 of the disease. The study showed that the significant reduction in disease activity as measured by the total number of active brain lesions and relapses, previously reported for 24 weeks, was maintained through 96 weeks.

    Read the full press release.

    Researchers Recruiting 5,000 First-Degree Relatives of People with MS for Genetic/Environmental Research Study

    Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    News from the National MS Society

    Researchers from the Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center are recruiting 5,000 subjects who have at least one first-degree relative with a diagnosis of MS. The goal of the study is to identify the genetic, environmental and immune profiles that may increase a person's risk of developing MS. A first-degree relative could be a parent, sibling, or child of a person with MS, and the study is limited to those between 18 and 50 years of age. The GEMS (Genes and Environment in MS) study is led by primary investigator Philip De Jager, MD, PhD, a Harry Weaver Neuroscience Scholar of the National MS Society. The study is privately funded.

    Read the full press release.

    PBS Documentary Chronicles History of Disability Rights Movement

    Posted Friday, October 21, 2011

    News from the National Spinal Injury Association - a program of United Spinal Association

    While there are over 54 million Americans living with disabilities, Lives Worth Living is the first television history of their decades-long struggle for equal rights.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS earns coveted rating for fiscal responsibility four consecutive years

    Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Can Do MS has earned a four-star rating, the highest rating possible, four consecutive years for  its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances from nonprofit
    evaluator Charity Navigator. 

    Read the full press release.

    Investigational Oral MS Therapy Teriflunomide (Aubagio™(*) Significantly Reduced Relapse Rate

    Posted Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Investigational Oral Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Teriflunomide (Aubagio™(*) Significantly Reduced Relapse Rate, Disability Progression and Disease Activity
    - Findings from Two-Year Pivotal Phase III TEMSO Trial Published today
    in The New England Journal of Medicine -

    Paris, France - October 5, 2011 - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and its subsidiary Genzyme announced today the publication of the pivotal Phase III TEMSO study with investigational once-daily oral medication teriflunomide in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  Results showed that teriflunomide at the 14mg dosage significantly reduced the annual relapse rate, reduced disability progressions and improved several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of disease activity, including new or worsening brain lesions.

    Read the full press release.

    23rd Annual Alpen Wine Festival Raises Money for Can Do MS

    Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    The 23rd Annual Alpen Wine Fest held Sept. 4, 2011 in the Village at Squaw Valley was a huge success and raised $19,000 for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do Day Celebrates Your Possibilities

    Posted Thursday, September 22, 2011

    "One's destination is never a place, but rather a new ways of looking at things."
    ~Henry Miller

    Share your celebrations, favorite quotes and new insights with all, and read others’ posts on our Can Do Day Facebook page like Gini did.

    “I celebrated Can Do Day today by resuming yoga-'practicing what I preach!' Gini Patterson, physical therapist, Can Do MS Programs Consultant"

    Read the full press release.

    I AM. I CAN. I QUILT.

    Posted Monday, September 19, 2011

    Michelle Keating, Can Do MS volunteer and CAN DO Program participant, made a quilt for Can Do MS that demonstrates the journeys through life with MS and moving beyond the challenges of MS; a patchwork of people, memories and creative energy.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS Earns The Humane Seal of Approval

    Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Can Do MS is proud to announce that the Council on Humane Giving, administered by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has awarded our organization the Human Charity Seal of Approval.

    Read the full press release.

    Explore Your Abilities at the 2011 Independence Expo - Sept. 23 and 24

    Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Imagine having access to the most valuable resources and innovative products available to improve your independence and achieve your goals? United Spinal Association’s Independence Expo offers just that–– all under one roof and free for you to explore!

    Read the full press release.

    CAN DO Program Application Deadline: Sept. 14, 2011

    Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS CAN DO Program will be held Oct. 26 - 29, 2011 in Vail, Colo. at The Lodge at Vail. There are only a few more slots open. Apply today.

    Read the full press release.

    BOTOX® Receives U.S. FDA Approval for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Adults

    Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    News from Allergan:   BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) Receives U.S. FDA Approval for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Adults with Neurological Conditions Including Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury - Clinical Trials Showed Approximately 20 Fewer Urinary Leaking Episodes Per Week At Week Six; BOTOX® Proven Effective Up To 10 Months In Patients Who Have An Inadequate Response To Or Are Intolerant

    Read the full press release.

    National MS Society Announces New President and CEO

    Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The board of directors of the National MS Society is pleased to have the honor to announce that effective October 1, Cyndi Zagieboylo will become the National MS Society’s new President and CEO.

    Read the full press release.

    Biogen Idec & Abbot Announce Positive Top-line Results From 1st Registrational Trials for Daclizumab Hyp-Relapsing-Remitting MS

    Posted Friday, August 19, 2011

    - SELECT Study Demonstrates Significant Reductions in Annualized Relapse Rate and Meets Key Secondary Endpoints -

    - Full Data to Be Presented at an Upcoming Medical Meeting -

    Weston, Mass. and Abbott Park, Ill. – Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced positive top-line results from SELECT, a global, registrational Phase 2b clinical trial designed to evaluate the investigational compound daclizumab high-yield process (DAC HYP) in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) over one year. Results showed that DAC HYP, administered subcutaneously once every four weeks, significantly reduced annualized relapse rate by 54 percent in the 150 mg dose arm (p< 0.0001) and 50 percent in the 300 mg dose arm (p=0.0002) compared to the placebo arm at one year. DAC HYP met key secondary endpoints for the 150 mg and 300 mg arms, respectively, providing a highly statistically significant reduction in the cumulative number of new gadolinium-enhancing (Gd+) lesions between weeks eight and 24 (69%; 78%); in the number of new or newly enlarging T2 hyperintense lesions at one year (70%; 79%); and in the reduction in the proportion of patients who relapsed (55%; 51%). DAC HYP also showed a trend toward improvement in quality of life measures at one year.

     

    Read the full press release.

    Study of Laquinimod Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint: Initial Results Announced in Press Release

    Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Active Biotech announced in a press release that the phase III BRAVO study, in which the experimental oral drug laquinimod was tested against inactive placebo in a study involving over 1300 people with relapsing-remitting MS, did not reach its primary goal of reducing the average number of relapses in a year. However, when the investigators adjusted the data to correct for differences in magnetic resonance imaging characteristics at the start of the study, a significant reduction in average annual relapse rate was observed in the group receiving the laquinimod.

    Read the full press release.

    Positive Results Announced from Phase 2 Trial of Daclizumab

    Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    News from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Biogen Idec and Abbott Pharmaceuticals announced in a press release that DAC HYP - a liquid formulation of the monoclonal antibody daclizumab delivered via monthly injection under the skin - reduced the average annual relapse rate significantly in a study of 600 people with relapsing-remitting MS over a one-year trial. Full data from the "SELECT Study" are to be presented at an upcoming medical meeting.

    Read the full press release.

    Great Event Photo Contest for $10,000

    Posted Monday, August 15, 2011

    We entered a photo contest and need your vote to help us win $10,000 in The Great Event Photo Contest on Facebook, presented by Cvent.
    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS August Enews

    Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011

    In this Issue:
    *Emerging Therapies
    *Facebook Photo Contest
    *Chance to Win Rolex Watch
    *MS Book Discount
    *MS Program Calendar
    *And more...

    Subscribe to Can Do MS Enews and Updates
    Click here: http://www.mscando.org/email-s?ignup/
    Read the full press release.

    CAN DO Program Free Lodging Deadline: August 17, 2011

    Posted Monday, August 8, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS CAN DO Program will be held Oct. 26 - 29, 2011 in Vail, Colo. at The Lodge at Vail. Apply by August 17, 2011 and receive one night free lodging at The Lodge at Vail.

     

    Read the full press release.

    Celebrate Your Possibilities for Can Do Day - Sept. 22

    Posted Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS invites everyone to celebrate their possibilities for Can Do Day held Sept. 22, 2011.

    In honor of founder Jimmie Heuga's birthday, Sept. 22, Can Do MS invites you to make a pledge to focus on what you can do and do it.

     

     

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS's Free One-Day JUMPSTART Program in Grand Junction, CO – held in collaboration with National MS Society–CO/WY Chapter

    Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Edwards, Colo.  – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Grand Junction, CO at the Doubletree Hotel  is  an educational and interactive program where people with MS and 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 Colorado-Wyoming chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS's July Enewsletter

    Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Read Can Do MS's July Enewsletter


    Highlights include:

    • New MS program offerings
    • Links to MS articles
    • MS book discount offer
    • Fun event info
    • Ways to get involved
    • And more

    CLICK HERE for enewsletter

    CLICK HERE to subscribe to our email updates.

    Read the full press release.

    New Bocce for MS Event Benefits Can Do MS

    Posted Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. - Bocce for MS will be held Sat., Sept. 10, 2011 at Multipurpose Fields, Breckenridge Recreation Center. This is a new fundraising event benefiting Can Do MS's lifestyle empowerment programs.

    "We're excited to offer a summer sports fundraising event to our supporters and community," said Maren Lantzy, Can Do MS's Special Events Manager. "This is a great way to promote our can do philosophy, and show how physical activity and community involvement is so important to everyone's overall health and well-being."

    Read the full press release.

    Can Do MS Announces Live Fully, Live Well In-Person Programs and Webinar Series

    Posted Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. - Can Do MS announced the 2011 schedule for Live Fully, Live Well in-person programs and webinar series.

    This is part of a new initiative, Live Fully, Live Well, in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, that combines the strengths of both organizations to bring a comprehensive wellness program to people with MS and their support partners.

    Read the full press release.
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