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    Dine Out for MS event raises money for The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis’ programs

    Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

    Edwards, Colo. • September 17, 2007 – Kickapoo Tavern in Keystone, Colo. will donate 50 percent of their sales from Sept. 26 - 30, 2007 to The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) during its Dine Out for MS fundraising event.  To participate in Dine Out for MS and help people and families living with MS, families and friends can eat lunch or dinner from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kickapoo Tavern any days from Sept. 26 - 30.

    “A very close friend of mine was diagnosed with MS,” said John Shipp, Kickapoo Tavern owner.   “She’s a wife and mother so I’ve witnessed how this disease affects the entire family.   With support from our customers and community, we bring health and hope to people and families living with MS through The Heuga Center’s CAN DO program.”

    “Dine Out for MS has raised over $32,000 since starting in 2005,” said Brian Hutchinson, president of The Heuga Center.  “That money directly impacts our ability to provide scholarships for people with MS and their support partner to attend our five-day CAN DO program.  And it has a local impact.  Our most recent CAN DO program this past May in Vail, Colo. included three couples from Eagle and Summit Counties.”

    MS is the most common neurological disease among young adults between the ages of 20 and 40.  It is an unpredictable disease that attacks the central nervous system.  Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs or more severe, like paralysis or loss of vision.  The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. 

    The Heuga Center's CAN DO program takes a whole-person approach to managing MS.  Participants and support partners become fully involved in creating a personal lifestyle program based on specific needs and goals. The program empowers people to focus on what they can do by emphasizing general health, physical fitness and psychological well-being. It teaches individualized lifestyle strategies that include exercise, nutrition, self-management, social interaction and support.  The extensive component for support partners addresses their individual needs and concerns and educates them about the disease.  The Center’s next five-day CAN DO program takes place in Vail, Colo. Oct. 3 – 7, 2007.

    Kickapoo Tavern is located at the base of the Gondola in Keystone’s River Run Village.  For more information about Dine Out for MS, contact The Heuga Center at 970-926-1290 or, or visit

    Based in Edwards, Colo., The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis is a nonprofit organization leading the way with comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with multiple sclerosis (MS) to transform and improve their quality of life. 

    The Heuga Center’s innovative and world-renowned programs provide leading edge education, skills and motivation to help people with MS and their families lead healthy, productive lives even with an incurable disease like MS.    The Heuga Center’s programs include five-day CAN DO, two-day CAN DO 2 and one-day JUMPSTART. 

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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    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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