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    Robie P., CAN DO Program Participant
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    Media Room Archive


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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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    iConquerMS™ Advances Patient-Driven Multiple Sclerosis Research

    Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Waltham, MA • February 4, 2015 — The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis today launches iConquerMS™, the nationwide initiative by and for individuals living with multiple sclerosis who recognize the power of their health data and insights and want to harness that power to fuel research. The initiative's portal www.iConquerMS.org enables all people living with MS to play an active role in research, empowering them to securely submit their health data, propose topics of research that are most important to them, influence the research that is carried out by the initiative, and become truly informed about the research process and specific studies.

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    Are Disease Modifying Treatments Safe To Use During Pregnancy?

    Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Whether you are planning pregnancy or currently pregnant, some of the most important decisions you make will be regarding medication use during pregnancy. For many women with multiple sclerosis (MS), navigating through different sources of information and deciding on treatment during pregnancy can be difficult. In addition to talking to your providers, you will want to be informed of the latest and most accurate information on medication use during pregnancy. Let’s begin with the basics.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition backs data-gathering bill

    Posted Monday, January 26, 2015

    Cherry Hill, NJ • January 26, 2015 — The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s (MSC) entire membership is providing support for bipartisan legislation to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (R-TX), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), could lead to a better understanding of the disease and provide new disease targets.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Phoenix, AZ – Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Posted Friday, January 2, 2015

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ at Four Points by Sheraton-Phoenix South, 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 – Arizona Chapter provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    Spreading Dan's Message of Cheer

    Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014

    When shopping for gifts this season, please keep Can Do MS in mind. There may be people on your list who would truly appreciate having a donation to Can Do MS made in their name, rather than receiving a tangible gift. As a program participant, I know first-hand that your money will be well spent. For those who have experienced a Can Do MS program, I hope this letter will serve as a reminder of the ways Can Do MS revitalized your lives.

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    Can Do MS Announces Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Retirement after 27 Years of Service

    Posted Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    It is with mixed emotions that Can Do MS announces the retirement of Pat Kennedy, who has been with us for 27 years. Pat has been working in the field of MS since 1987 and was one of our first Programs Consultants ever to join our programs team. Pat was also Can Do MS’s Nurse Educator on staff and a former board member.

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    Remembering Board Member Bob Gardner

    Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

    It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of our friend and board member, Bob Gardner. After a long and hard fought battle against cancer, Bob passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He was 57 and resided in both Avon, CO and was a resident of Darien, Connecticut, since 1996.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Eagle County Gives Join Forces To Participate in Colorado Gives Day

    Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

    Avon, CO (11/21/2014) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis announces its support of Colorado Gives Day 2014 – an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, ColoradoGives.org.

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    Winter Wine & Ski Expo Atlantis Celebrates 14th year

    Posted Friday, November 14, 2014

    RENO, NV— Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to host the 14th annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo. This premier winter fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Experience the area’s best wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, and ski resorts during this one-of-a-kind event.

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    MS Blueprint, a New Online Tool Is Now Available to You!

    Posted Friday, October 31, 2014

    Can Do MS encourages people with MS and their support partners to set personalized goals and focus on what they can do. We instill this in our program participants, so they can understand what is possible with MS and how to live fuller lives within the constraints of MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces Singer-Songwriter David Osmond as Annual Autumn Benefit 2014 Honoree

    Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Avon, Colo. — Sept. 30, 2014 — The Osmond family is world-renowned for its show business legacy. But for one Osmond, following in the footsteps of his family meant overcoming a personal struggle with a lifelong condition – multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) today announced that the inspiring David Osmond, a singer-songwriter and member of the world-famous Osmond family, will be the Can Do Award honoree at the nonprofit’s Annual Autumn Benefit. This elegant fundraiser, which benefits programs that help people with MS live fuller lives, will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m., at New York’s Metropolitan Club.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Releases Consensus on Treatment

    Posted Monday, September 29, 2014

    Cherry Hill, NJ, September 8, 2014: The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) released a consensus paper, The Use of Disease Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis: Principles and Current Evidence. Drafted by experts from the MSC’s member organizations and reviewed by independent professionals in the field, the consensus paper sets the ‘gold standard’ for treatment of MS with disease-modifying drug therapies. The paper addresses both treatment protocols and issues of access to care, making it a useful guide for clinicians, managed care organizations and insurers, and people diagnosed with MS.

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    MS Global 2014 Announces Annual Charitable Bicycle Tour in Asheville, N.C.

    Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Avon, Colo. — Sept. 16, 2014 — MS Global 2014, an annual charitable bicycle tour founded by retired professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton to make a difference for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), will be held in the mountains and valleys of western North Carolina from Sept. 28 to Oct.5. Taking place in some of the most scenic regions of the country, the weeklong cycling event has partnered with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS), a national nonprofit providing comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life. The organization honors the legacy of founder Jimmie Heuga, a close friend to Hamilton and a pioneer in the MS care management field who was diagnosed with MS in 1970.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches Digital Media Campaign ‘Can Do Day’ to Honor Founder Jimmie Heuga (1943-2010)

    Posted Friday, September 5, 2014

    Avon, Colo. – September 5, 2014 – Can Do Day is an annual campaign which honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, on his birthday Monday, September 22, 2014, by asking Can Do MS supporters to focus on what they can do, and then do it. An interactive Photo Pledge wall, Can Do Day, inspires others and helps raise awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS).

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Reno, NV – Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Posted Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • September 4, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in Reno, NV at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Reno Hotel. 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 learn to move forward beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Grand Rapids, MI – Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • August 27, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Grand Rapids, MI at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, 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 Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences and the National MS Society– Michigan Chapter provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    2014 Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, August 31st

    Posted Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Squaw Valley, CA. • August 7, 2014 – The 2014 Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held Sunday, August 31, 2014, 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.

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    CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

    Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Avon, CO. – (July 31, 2014) - Macy’s and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raised more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from Can Do MS now.

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    6TH ANNUAL RED ROCKS CENTURY CYCLING EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 9 Can Do MS is a beneficiary for 2014

    Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Denver, CO. (July 15, 2014) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is one of two charities that will benefit from the proceeds of the Red Rocks Century bike challenge.

    For five years the Red Rocks Century, formerly the Healing Wheels Tour, has been known as the toughest and most scenic of the Colorado Front Range cycling events. This year’s event, held on August 9th, is once again pulling out all the stops and offering something new!

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Springfield, MA – Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • June 19, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Springfield, MA at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with Multiple Sclerosis 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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    2014 CMSC (The Consortium of MS Centers) Annual Meeting Recap!

    Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Can Do MS and a number of our Programs Consultants made our way to the 2014 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers from May 27th - May 30th in Dallas, TX. The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about our partners in the MS community.

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    Sam Brandt Joins Can Do MS Team as New Controller

    Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • June 2, 2014 - 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 Sam Brandt has joined Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Controller. In this role, Brandt brings over nine years of experience in finance, accounting and business operations and he will oversee accounting and budgeting operations.

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    Beaver Creek’s 3rd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event Presented by US Bank to Benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on Monday, May 26th

    Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • May 14, 2014 – Beaver Creek Resort Company has selected Can Do MS, for the third year in a row, as the beneficiary of its 3rd Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event presented by US Bank, to be held on Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Golfers will enjoy barbecue and craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery during their round of golf.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces New Two-Day Lifestyle Empowerment Program - TAKE CHARGE™ in Oakland, California this June

    Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • April 14, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present its two-day TAKE CHARGE Program starting on Friday, June 20, 2014, and ending on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Oakland, California at the Marriott Oakland City 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 – Northern California Chapter, TAKE CHARGE provides educational lectures, interactive workshops and group interactions with MS experts and with others living with MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Charleston, SC – Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Posted Monday, March 31, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • March 31, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Charleston, SC at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport.  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 – Greater Carolinas Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can learn to move forward beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Melville, NY – Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • March 25, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Melville, NY at the Melville Marriott Long Island.  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 – Long Island Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    Vertical Express at Schweitzer Mountain Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis Live Fuller Lives

    Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Sandpoint, Idaho (February 18, 2014) — Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Schweitzer Mountain has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), March 7 and 8, 2014, at Vertical Express for Can Do MS. This annual skiing extravaganza at Schweitzer Mountain Resort will celebrate the 30th anniversary of, and raise funds for, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS.

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    Vertical Express at Squaw Valley Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis Live Fuller Lives

    Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Lake Tahoe, Calif. (February 12, 2014) — Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Squaw Valley has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), March 1 and 2, 2014, at Vertical Express for Can Do MS. This annual skiing extravaganza at Squaw Valley Ski Resort will celebrate the 30th anniversary of, and raise funds for, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS.

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    Vertical Express at Crystal Mountain Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis Live Fuller Lives

    Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Crystal Mountain, Wash. (February 12, 2014) — Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Crystal Mountain has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), February 28 through March 2, 2014, at Vertical Express for Can Do MS. This annual skiing extravaganza at Crystal Mountain Resort will celebrate the 30th anniversary of, and raise funds for, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS.

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    30th Annual Vertical Express for Can Do MS Commemorates Local Skiing Legend and Helps People with MS Live Fuller Lives

    Posted Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    Vail, Colo. (January 8, 2014) – As the world’s most elite athletes prepare to compete in Sochi, a Colorado-based national nonprofit will launch a two-day event to commemorate one of Colorado’s most distinguished world-class athletes and most generous individuals to those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). On February 7 and 8, 2014, the Vail Vertical Express for Can Do MS, an annual skiing extravaganza at Vail Mountain, will memorialize the athletic prowess and charity of Can Do MS founder, Jimmie Heuga, the first American ever to medal in Olympic ski racing. The event takes place on, and commemorates, the 50th anniversary of Heuga’s bronze medal.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis to Participate in Colorado Gives Day

    Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013

    Edwards, CO (11/26/2013) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis announces its support of Colorado Gives Day 2013– an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, ColoradoGives.org. As a profiled charity on ColoradoGives.org, Can Do MS will benefit from this initiative.

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    Winter Wine & Ski Expo at Atlantis Celebrates 13th Year

    Posted Friday, October 25, 2013

    RENO, NV— Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to host the 13th annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo. This premier winter fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Experience the area’s best wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, and ski resorts during this one-of-a-kind event.

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    Platinum-Selling Country Star Clay Walker Announced as Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s 28th Annual Autumn Benefit 2013 Honoree

    Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • September 10, 2013 – This fall marks Can Do MS’s 28th Annual Autumn Benefit in New York City at the Metropolitan Club (One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022) on Thursday, October 24, 2013, starting with a cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m.  Can Do MS’s most elegant fundraising gala has been devoted to celebrating the legacy of organizational founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, by honoring an individual in the community who demonstrates the can do spirit and who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of others with multiple sclerosis (MS). This year, Clay Walker, founder of Band Against MS (BAMS) and multi-platinum recording artist will be Can Do MS’s 2013 Can Do Award Recipient and Honoree. 

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    Can Do MS Appoints New Director and New Grant Writer to their Development Department

    Posted Monday, September 9, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. • September 9, 2013 - Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national non-profit providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis, and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Cathy Ethington has joined Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Development.  Sue Byrne has also joined the team as the new Grant Writer.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches Social Media Campaign Can Do Day to Honor Founder Jimmie Heuga (1943-2010)

    Posted Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Edwards, Colo. (September 5, 2013) – Can Do Day is an annual campaign which honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, on his birthday Sunday, September 22, 2013, by asking Can Do MS supporters to focus on what they can do, and then do it.  An interactive social media campaign, Can Do Day, inspires others and helps raise awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS).

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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). 

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    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). 

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    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.

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    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.

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    "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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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