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    Please thank the team for their patience in answering my question in such a professional way (not that  I expected any different.)  Rather than unconvincing "do this, don't do that", there are some practical gems of information, explanation and motivating advice I can really adopt.

    What a brilliant idea Ask the Can Do Team program is!

    Dennis C.



    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.  Click here to view the impact that the TAKE CHARGE Program has on people living with MS.  

    2015 TAKE CHARGE Program Dates and location will be announced soon!

    *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?

    In the application process, you will be asked to pay a minimal one-time application fee which also covers 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
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Autoimmune and Rare Diseases
    Novartis 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 /

    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.