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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

    Contact: Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing & Communications                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
    Phone: 970-926-1270
    E-mail:  jmyers@mscando.org
    Website: www.mscando.org

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION  Program
    in Charleston, SC – Saturday, May 17, 2014
     
    Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Greater Carolinas Chapter

    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.

    “Traditional medical models for managing chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental and social health of a patient,” said Lauri O’Brien, Director of Programs, Can Do MS. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”

    Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals across the field of MS care management including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians and nutritionists.  Each JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program is customized to cover topics ranging from exercise, physical activity, mobility, goal-setting and maintaining motivation and emotional well-being.

    Scheduled Presentations and Workshops: 

    -       Start Moving and Stay in Motion with MS– Alexander NG, PhD, FACSM

    -       ABC's for Daily Living with MS – Ann Mullinix, OTR/L

    -       Tools for Building Inner Strength – Susan Anacker, PT

    -       Support Partner Workshop – Peggy Crawford, PhD, Clinical Psychologist                                     

    The support partner workshop provides a unique opportunity for a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, neighbor etc. to not only expand their own understanding of MS, but to actively participate in identifying their needs, goals, concerns and challenges to live fully with MS together.

    This program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly. Lunch will be provided.  Can Do MS’s JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program is sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ACOR).

    Please register online at www.mscando.org/INMOTION, or call Anne Lee at 800-367-3101 ext. 1281.

    A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colorado, 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 www.mscando.org or call 800-367-3101. 

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

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

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