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    Gary Crandall sent me home with much 'food for thought.' As a result of his discussion with us, I will be able to exercise more effectively and efficiently. My motivation to push myself intelligently got a boost. My husband came home feeling more equipped to focus on his self-care and well-being for which I'm deeply appreciative.

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    Can Do MS's Jimmie Heuga Can Do Spirit Fund Honors Founder's Legacy

    Posted Thursday, October 21, 2010

    Oct. 12, 2010 - Edwards, Colo. - As part of Can Do MS's promise to honor our courageous founder's legacy and can do spirit, Can Do MS has established the Jimmie Heuga Can Do Spirit Fund used to provide people with financial assistance to attend our lifestyle empowerment programs.

    As we continue to develop new programming to complement our CAN DO® and JUMPSTART® programs, it is important that they be accessible to everyone, and that financial concerns never stop someone from discovering the power to be more than their MS.

    "We are excited to announce The Jimmie Heuga Can Do Spirit Fund as a way for people to support others' participation in our many programs and services," said Can Do MS CEO Kim Sharkey.  "So often we hear from past program participants that they want to 'pay it forward.'  This is the perfect opportunity to ensure that regardless of means, people can attend our programs."

    The CAN DO Program alumni group voted on the name through the Heuganauts, a Yahoo! email-based group of CAN DO Program alumni.

    To make a contribution to The Jimmie Heuga Can Do Spirit Fund, donate online or call 800-367-3101. 

    Other ways Can Do MS is honoring Jimmie's legacy

    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at or call 970-926-1290. 

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

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

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

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