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    I attended a Heuga Center program in Sept. of 2001.  The attitude of Jimmie Heuga and the work of the organization were quite inspirational and had a real impact on my life. This organization taught me that though exercise is not a cure for MS, it helps one deal better with the deficits created on a cellular level. Many thanks for all that you do!"

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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

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact:  Jennifer Myers, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Phone: 970-926-1270
    Fax: 970-926-1295
    E-mail:  jmyers@mscando.org
    Web site: www.mscando.org

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Rutland, VT – Sunday, September 16, 2012 Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society– Greater New England Chapter


    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. 

    “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 Heidi A. Heltzel, President & CEO, 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:
         -“Nutrition for People With MS” – Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, LDN
         -“Physical Activity” – Amanda Rohrig, PT, DPT
         -“Managing Your Healthcare” – Gail Hartley, MSN, NP, MSCN
         -“Support Partner Workshop” – David Rintell, Ed.D.

    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 80 participants and will fill quickly. Please register online at

    www.mscando.org/jumpstart or call Melanie McKinney at 800-367-3101 ext. 1281.

    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, 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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    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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