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Can Do MS Annual Autumn Benefit

    I wanted to send my sincere thanks and genuine gratitude. I was completely captivated from start to finish. Dave Engstrom's engaging talk about benefits of mindfulness reminded of how important it is to stay present and calm today rather than worrying about what's to come tomorrow.

    Julie H., JUMPSTART Program Participant
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    Annual Autumn Benefit - NYC

    Together, we raised $146,950!

    Thank you to everyone who joined us in New York City on October 22, 2015, to celebrate the can do spirit and honor dancer and actress, Courtney Galiano, during our 2015 Annual Autumn Benefit!


    Renewing Hope. Celebrating Life.

    Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Autumn Benefit on Oct. 22, and our sponsors, we raised $146,950! This annual fundraiser in New York City supports our lifestyle empowerment programs that help people with MS and their support partners live fuller lives.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will go directly towards a 2016 program for young professionals in New York City. A very special thanks to our honoree, the talented dancer and actress Courtney Galiano, and to Janice Dean who hosted the elegant evening as Master of Ceremonies.


    Courtney Galiano

    Courtney Galiano, Honoree and Can Do Award Recipient
    We are thrilled to announce that Courtney Galiano, top four finalist and returning All-Star on So You Think You Can Dance, is our 2015 Honoree and Can Do Award Recipient. In 2012, Courtney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease that wasn’t new to her. She had grown up watching her grandmother live with MS. Read more.

    janice_web2Janice Dean, Master of Ceremonies
    Janice Dean is a well-known Senior Meteorologist for Fox News Network, where she’s been predicting the weather since 2004. Janice has also been living with multiple sclerosis since 2005. She and her husband, Sean, live in New York with their two sons, Matthew and Theodore. Read more.

    Pat KennedyPat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Legacy Award Recipient
    Pat Kennedy was one of Can Do MS’s first Programs Consultants, working with the organization for 27 years, until recently retiring in December 2014. She also served on Can Do MS’s staff as its Nurse Educator and was a former board member. In 2012, Pat was honored with the Can Do Award at the Autumn Benefit. Read more.

    Couldn’t make our 2015 Annual Autumn Benefit?
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    About the Annual Autumn Benefit
    Since its inception in 1985, the Annual Autumn Benefit celebrates the legacy of organizational founder Jimmie Heuga by honoring an individual in the community who demonstrates the can do spirit and who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of others with MS. Can Do MS’s Autumn Benefit has always been hosted in New York City and has grown to include honorees such as Tom Brokaw, Richard Cohen and Meredith Vieira, Teri Garr, Billy Kidd, Roland Puton and many more. See all past HonoreesClick here to view 2014 event photos.

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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.

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