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Can Do MS Annual Autumn Benefit

    I wish all people with MS could attend a CAN DO Program. I doubt there is anything, anywhere that even comes close to the quality and quantity of information and concern that was displayed. Thank you very much!

    CAN DO Program Participant
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    Jimmie Heuga
    Annual Autumn Benefit - NYC

    Celebrate Can Do MS's Legacy Year – our 30th Anniversary on October 23, 2014, at The Metropolitan Club in New York City as we honor Singer & Songwriter, David Osmond for his work in the MS community.




    Renewing Hope. Celebrating Life.

    We look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces, and so many new ones as we celebrate the can do spirit in our 30th year. The evening will include a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, evening program and silent auction. We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Check out last year’s Autumn Benefit video by pressing the “play button” in the rotating panel above or click here.

    WHAT: 2014 Autumn Benefit
    WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014
    WHERE: The Metropolitan Club, New York, NY
    VIP Reception Meet & Greet – 6PM / Cocktails – 7PM / Dinner – 8PM
    Dress code: Black tie (optional)

    2014 Honoree – David Osmond

    davido_330_2David Osmond has show business in his genealogy as part of the world famous Osmond family, and continuing in the family business was a natural progression. Being the 4th son of Alan and Suzanne Osmond, David grew up in the spotlight, as his father Alan was the oldest, and therefore the leader of the Osmonds (Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy).
    Every family has challenges to overcome, and the Osmond Family is no exception. When David’s father, Alan, was diagnosed with MS, it led to his early retirement from the performing Osmonds. Shockingly, David was forced to put his career on hold, due to his own diagnosis and physical battle with MS. David followed his father’s own words of wisdom: “I may have MS, but MS does NOT have me,” and has been able to become a symbol of hope to the MS Community.
    Read full bio.


    VIP Experience – $500 per person (Meet & Greet with David, Cocktail Reception and Dinner)
    Individual Seat(s) – $350 per person (Cocktail Reception and Dinner only)

    Table Sponsors:
    30th Anniversary Table Sponsor = $10,000
    Table Sponsor = $5,000
    New this year! Ask about special pricing for our Can Do MS Program Alumni.
    Call us for details 800.367-3101 ext. 1292.

    Master of Ceremonies: Tricia Swenson, TV8 Vail

    TriciaTricia is the Executive Producer and Host of Good Morning Vail on TV8.  She was an anchor for Outside Television’s Outdoor Updates on CNN Headline News and has reported on events and activities at many Colorado ski areas for The Weather Channel. Tricia was the host for the 2011 CBS College Sports Alt Games.  She has interviewed countless World Cup athletes at races held in Beaver Creek and Aspen and traveled to ski areas across the country for the Jeep King of the Mountain and 48 Straight Ski & Snowboard Cross tours on national television.  Tricia also co-hosted the Universal Access episodes featuring Vail and Beaver Creek on Universal Sports last season.  Most recently, Tricia chatted it up with Sochi Olympians between the 2014 Winter Olympics Games and the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding event this past spring.

    2014 Presenting Sponsors:


    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 Honorees.
    Click here to view 2013 event photos.

    Can’t make our Annual Autumn Benefit?
    You can still make a gift online.

    For event information and sponsorship inquiries:

    Cathy Ethington, Director of Development
    800-367-3101 ext. 1275 / 970-926-1275 /
    Click here to see detailed sponsor benefits.

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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.