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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

    Gary Crandall sent me home with much 'food for thought.' As a result of his discussion with us, I will be able to exercise more effectively and efficiently. My motivation to push myself intelligently got a boost. My husband came home feeling more equipped to focus on his self-care and well-being for which I'm deeply appreciative.

    Julie H., JUMPSTART Program Participant
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    Inaugural Event- Alaska 1984
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    Vail Vertical Express

    February 21st, 2015 - Vail,CO
    Registration opens in November.



    A series of on-snow fundraising events and activities for skiers, boarders and telemarkers of all ages and abilities. Join us and participate in a variety of on-snow events at ski resorts around the country to raise money for Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs. Each event is as unique as its host mountain.

    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 Can Do MS’s 30th Anniversary and 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.

    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, adaptive skiing opportunities and après party where Winston Heuga’s bluegrass band, 10th Mountain Division, cranked out some tunes. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a memorable celebration!

    Vertical Express for Can Do MS sponsorship inquiries:
    Cathy Ethington, Director of Development
    800-367-3101 ext. 1275 / 970-926-1275 /

    Vertical Express for Can Do MS participant inquiries:
    Morgan Landers, Special Events Manager
    800-367-3101 ext. 1271 / 970-926-1271 /

    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:
    MS Coalition Charity Navigator Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Independent Charities of America Humane Charity

    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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