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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Jimmie Heuga Memorial Golf Tournament raises funds for national lifestyle empowerment programs

    Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Edwards, Colo. • June 7, 2011 – The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Jimmie Heuga Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by US Bank, was a huge success and raised funds for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their support partners. 

    Tournament proceeds will fund Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs that help people with MS and their support partners transform challenges into possibilities. Can Do MS’s nationally-renowned programs include the four-day CAN DO®, two-day TAKE CHARGE™, one-day JUMPSTART® and Webinar Series.  The next CAN DO Program will be held in Vail, CO at The Lodge at Vail, October 26-29, 2011.

    MS is one of the most common neurological diseases among adults between the ages of 20 and 50. It is an unpredictable disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. Can Do MS helps those living with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life by giving them the knowledge, skills, tools and power to be more than their MS.

    2011 Winning Team

    Todd Sisson, Tony Spires, Alice Plain and Don Davies were the first-place team members who won the grand prize: 2 rounds of golf at Red Sky Ranch, Fly Fishing from Minturn Anglers and tickets to the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. The team outscored a field of 10 teams in the scramble tournament held June 6, 2011 at the Cordillera Valley Course.

    Special thanks to the tournament players and sponsors.

    Presenting Sponsor: US Bank
    Host Sponsor: The Club at Cordillera
    Hospitality Sponsor: Dusty Boot Steakhouse & Saloon
    Corporate Team Sponsors: TV8-Vail, Vail Daily

    Hole Sponsors: All Mountain Technologies, Beverage Distributors Company, Cain Meetings & Incentives, Colorado Business Bank, Colorado Mountain Express, Comerford Insurance, HUB Insurance Services, KZYR, Peggy & Gary Edwards, Rolex Watch USA, Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea, Vail Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

    Prize Sponsors: Annie Apple, Avon Recreation Center, Beverage Distributors, Brand Connections, Chris Pryor of the Brewers Association, Cordillera Nordic Center, Country Club of the Rockies, Dermatone, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, Eagle Vail Golf Club, Fly Fishing Outfitters, Grabber Warmers, Headwaters Golf Club at Granby Ranch, High Country Copiers, Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ Bar, Minturn Anglers, National Velvet Dry Cleaners,NRC Broadcasting, Oskar Blues Brewery, R & B Cellars, Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, Red Sky Ranch, Roper Apparel, Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, The Sports Authority, Vail Golf Club, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Winning Edge Designs, Woody’s Bar & Grill, ZICO

    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do MS 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 970-926-1270.


    Media Contact Information:
    Jennifer Myers
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™
    800-367-3101 (toll free)
    970-926-1270 (direct)

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    PO Box 5860 Avon, CO 81620 Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101 Fax: 970-926-1295 Email:
    MS Coalition Charity Navigator Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Independent Charities of America Humane Charity

    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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