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    I attended a Heuga Center program in Sept. of 2001.  The attitude of Jimmie Heuga and the work of the organization were quite inspirational and had a real impact on my life. This organization taught me that though exercise is not a cure for MS, it helps one deal better with the deficits created on a cellular level. Many thanks for all that you do!"

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    TAKE CHARGE


    TAKE CHARGE™ – TWO-DAY PROGRAM

    Our TAKE CHARGE Program incorporates MS education, experiential activities, interaction with our medical staff of MS experts and with participants and their support partners in a small group settingTake-Charge-Web-Banner_Vertical2014_Trimed throughout a weekend. TAKE CHARGE provides participants and their support partners with an educational model that promotes learning and experience.

    2014 TAKE CHARGE Program:

    When: June 20 – 22, 2014
    Where: Oakland, CA
    Venue:
    Marriott City Center – 1001 Broadway · Oakland, California 94607
    In collaboration with the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter

    *Please click here to be notified of our upcoming TAKE CHARGE Programs for 2015.

    What should program participants expect at TAKE CHARGE?

    A weekend retreat where both participants and support partners can have the opportunity to learn, feel and change in a guided way in a safe environment.

    • Presentations:  To provide MS education with topics relating to medical information, mental wellness, exercise, nutrition, resiliency and communication.
    • Workshops:  To help personalize information for individual situations on topics relating to fatigue, cognition, sexuality, bowel and bladder.
    • Experiential and Group Activities: To discuss and explore desired changes and goals with experts in the field of MS.
    • Group interaction: To build camaraderie and support along with sharing personal experiences with professional staff and fellow participants.

    Is there a program fee associated with TAKE CHARGE?

    There is a $75 application fee per couple which includes all group meals, hotel lodging, lectures and workshops for the entire weekend.

    In collaboration with local NMSS chapters and MS centers to bring across the country.

    These programs are possible thanks to the generous support of the following sponsors:
    Biogen Idec.
    Genentech, Inc.
    Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    Questcor Pharmaceuticals
    Teva Neuroscience

    For program inquiries or to bring a TAKE CHARGE Program to your community:
    Anne Lee Gilbert, Senior Specialist, Programs & Online Education
    800-367-3101 ext. 1281 / 970-926-1281 / agilbert@mscando.org

    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: info@mscando.org
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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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