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    We support Can Do MS because they help people every day. Research for a cure is great, but we also feel it is important to help people living with multiple sclerosis live a full life. We are big proponents and supporters of lifestyle programs and are pleased to help Can Do MS support scholarships for people to attend programs.

    Andrew K., The Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund

    CAN DO®

    Four Days That Transform Lives

    Imagine a program dedicated exclusively to helping you live your best life with MS. A personal and powerful multiple sclerosis program that addresses your unique physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs and provides you with the knowledge, skills, support and confidence to transform challenges into possibilities. Our world-renowned CAN DO Program offers the industry’s most comprehensive view of multiple sclerosis, taking you on a profound exploration of your unique condition and empowering you with a whole person, whole health and whole community approach to living fully with MS.

    Click play below to get a behind the scenes look at the program.

    2016 Program Dates and Location: August 10-13, 2016 – Denver, CO
    The 2016 CAN DO Program application is closed.  

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    Still looking for more information? Click here to view the impact that the CAN DO Program has on people living with MS. You can also view two short video testimonials from CAN DO Program Alumni. Click here to watch.


    Using an interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized professionals, this intensive four-day program goes well beyond traditional health and wellness programs by providing comprehensive assessments and education about MS – its effects, treatment options and lifestyle adaptation strategies. Through seminars, interactive workshops, support groups and goal setting, participants develop a personalized lifestyle plan, learning how to address lifestyle areas unique to them, including nutrition, exercise, rehabilitation, mobility, bladder/sexual function, psychological support, and ways to seek out and acquire needed resources. With a staff to participant ratio of 2:1, participants receive an unsurpassed level of personal attention and are able to speak with medical professionals in an intimate, unhurried environment that is rare in health care today.


    Spouses, family members or friends are encouraged and even expected to attend the CAN DO Program. Special sessions are devoted to this group to explore their needs, goals, concerns and challenges.

    We believe in providing the best programs possible at no charge to you. Please note: If you are accepted into the program, you will be asked to pay a minimal one-time registration fee.  You will also be responsible for any travel costs getting to and from the four-day CAN DO Program venue location.

    Here’s what is included free of charge:

    • Program materials and handouts for one participant and one support partner.
    • Three meals a day starting with breakfast on the first morning of the program and ending with the celebration dinner ceremony on the last night of the program.
    • Participation in lectures and workshops.
    • Assessments and individual consultations for participants.
    • Separate facilitated group discussions for support partners and participants with a psychologist experienced in MS.
    • Lodging for 5 nights for the CAN DO Participant and support partner (assumes double occupancy).


    These programs are possible thanks to the generous support of the following sponsors:



    Genentech, Inc.
    Sanofi Genzyme
    Teva Pharmaceuticals
    Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust
    Mellam Family Foundation

    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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