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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



    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 setting 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.  

    Dublin, OH – August 14-16
    Seattle, WA – September 25-27 – The application for this program is closed.

    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 fee associated with TAKE CHARGE?
    There is a $100 registration fee per couple, which includes all group meals, hotel lodging, lectures and workshops for the weekend.  Each accepted participant will be required to complete a payment form once you have been accepted into the program.

    For program inquiries or to bring a TAKE CHARGE Program to your community:
    Anne Lee Gilbert, Director of Programs
    800-367-3101 ext. 1281 / 970-926-1281 /

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

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         Genentech, Inc.
         Harry C. Moores 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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