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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

    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® Program in Grand Rapids, MI – Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Program held in collaboration with Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences and the National MS Society - Michigan Chapter.

    Avon, Colo. • August 1, 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. 

    “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 from 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 Program is customized and covers topics ranging from how to deal with cognitive and fatigue issues to goal-setting, nutrition, exercise and maintaining emotional well-being.

    Scheduled Workshops and Presentations:

         - How Resilience and Coping Work Hand in Hand – Peggy Crawford, PhD

         - Straight Talk About Thinking Straight – Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN

         - Managing Energy and Fatigue in MS – Tammy Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS

         - Support Partner Workshop – Peggy Crawford, PhD

    The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends to be acknowledged, understood, accepted and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

    This JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly. Please register online at
    www.mscando.org/jumpstart or call Suzanne Vondrell at 800-367-3101 ext. 1276.

    Can Do MS’s JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by Genzyme Corporation and Teva Neuroscience.

    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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    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 200 PO Box 5860 Avon, CO 81620 Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101 Fax: 970-926-1295 Email: info@mscando.org
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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.