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Vertical Express for Can Do MS
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    Vertical Express for Can Do MS Events Crystal Mountain, WA Schweitzer Mountain Resort, ID Squaw Valley USA, CA Vail, CO
    Vertical Express for Can Do MS

    The CAN DO Program staff weren’t talking about the things that I was no longer able to do. They were emphasizing what I still could do. It was so uplifting.

    Jonna P., CAN DO & JUMPSTART Program Participant
    ©Stephanie Scott
    ©J Tobiason
    ©J Tobiason
    Inaugural Event- Alaska 1984
    ©Stephanie Scott

    Over $41,000 raised!

    We are excited to announce our Vail Vertical Express on Saturday, February 8th was a huge success, forging new relationships and creating many new memories!  Over 180 people joined us on the mountain to celebrate the 50th Anniversary (to the day) of when our founder Jimmie Heuga and his good friend and teammate Billy Kidd became the first American men to medal in the Olympics on February 8th,1964 in Innsbruck, Austria.

    Right Picture (left to right): Wilder Heuga, Blaze Heuga, Winston Heuga, Billy Kidd.
    Photo © Stephanie Scott 

    To help us celebrate, Vail mountain renamed a ski run to “Jimmie Heuga Express” for the day! Billy Kidd along with Jimmie’s three sons Wilder, Blaze and Winston led a memorial ski down to honor and remember our founder. Participants also enjoyed an on-mountain scavenger hunt, slalom racing and après party where Winston Heuga’s bluegrass band, 10th Mountain Division, cranked out some tunes!

    We raised $33,383 (and counting…) at the Vail event and are looking forward to our next three Vertical Express for Can Do MS events at Squaw Valley, CA and Crystal Mountain, WA on March 1st and Schweitzer Mountain, ID on March 8th!

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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:
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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.