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!
Share Your Can Do Promise
The following is a small sample of promises made. If you would like to read through all can do promises, click here.
I AM a productive member of society that is physically challenged. I CAN contribute in so many other ways. I WILL stay active as I can.
Sara MS has been a part of my life since 1984 when I was 17 and the same year this organization started.
I AM a chemical engineer (Master's degree) working full time in the biotech industry. I am not my MS. I CAN be adventurous and practice Tai Chi. I WILL travel the world (four continents to go including Australia).
Randy S Can Do MS Board Member & Programs Consultant
I AM making a difference. I CAN collaborate with an interdisciplinary team. I WILL provide a new perspective.
Jamie DeJong I got diagnosed in 2006 and fired from my job. I've been fighting to maintain since. Just had a son and care for him myself.
I AM strong and far more than my MS. I CAN find new, better ways of living and be an inspiration to others. I WILL realize what is possible living with MS.
Kim For not only me but my family.
I AM stronger than MS. I CAN live a full life I WILL take better care of myself
100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 200PO Box 5860Avon, CO 81620Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101Fax: 970-926-1295Email: email@example.com
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.
You must read the following terms and conditions of the Rolex "100" Raffle and accept to purchase a ticket.
Each purchaser of a raffle ticket must be at least 18 years old and only one individual's name may be associated with each ticket. All federal, state and local rules shall apply to the raffle. Tickets may be purchased by e-mail, from the website or in person from a Can Do MS staff or board member. Payments for online tickets may only be by credit card. Any credit or debit card payment that is denied shall disqualify the pending purchase and any ticket issued for such purchase will be forfeited by the purchaser. All online ticket sales shall be by the internet at the raffle website www.mscando.org/rolexraffle. All e-mail communications will be sent to the e-mail address provided by a purchaser as part of the purchase. Such communications shall include purchase confirmation and raffle ticket number. Purchaser is required to provide to Can Do MS ("Raffle Sponsor") a valid, functioning e-mail address and mailing address. The Raffle Sponsor, its processing agent and their respective directors, officers, and members assume no responsibility for incorrect, invalid, terminated or non-functioning e-mail or mailing addresses or lost, incomplete, late, illegible, or undelivered entries or entries without complete, acceptable payment.
By submitting an entry, each purchaser acknowledges having read and agreed to abide by these Official Raffle Rules.
Once a ticket has been purchased, it is non-refundable except in event the raffle is cancelled in accordance with the raffle regulations of the Colorado Secretary of State. Although a ticket may be transferred, the Raffle Sponsor shall communicate only with the ticket purchaser as shown on its records until proof of the ticket transfer is provided to the Raffle Sponsor. Any transferee of a ticket must be eligible under these Rules in order to win under any drawing. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold. The maximum number of tickets sold is 100. The odds of winning the watch would be 1:100 if 100 tickets are sold. Odds decrease as more tickets are purchased.
The winner will receive the prize, subject to all applicable taxes and delivery fees. The price of any raffle tickets is not tax-deductible. As a general matter, federal and state income tax can be between 25% to 40% of the value of the raffle prize. Please consult with your own tax advisor. The winner will be entirely and solely responsible for paying any such taxes. A W-9 will need to be completed by the winner and received by Can Do MS prior to shipping of the item or receipt of the item by the winner.
Each ticket shall be sequentially numbered from the first ticket sold through the last ticket number sold. The raffle period shall be from the date the first ticket is sold, through December 2, 2013 or such earlier date as the maximum number of tickets is sold. Online ticket sales will be closed at any time before the drawing. The drawing will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013. Ticket purchase deadlines, and drawing dates, times and locations, may be extended or changed at the Raffle Sponsor's discretion, subject to approval of the Colorado Secretary of State.
Each online purchaser will be sent a ticket and receipt via e-mail that will identify the purchaser's unique raffle ticket number(s).The original printed raffle ticket will be retained by the Raffle Sponsor and the stub entered into the drawing along with the stubs of all other tickets sold. U.S. Postal regulations prohibit the mailing of raffle tickets.
At the raffle drawing, the winning raffle ticket stub shall be chosen by picking it from a large container containing all ticket stubs, thoroughly mixed. The drawing shall take place at 12:30 pm MDT on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Can Do MS offices (27 Main Street, Suite 303, Edwards, Colorado, 81632). The winner does not need to be present at the drawing to win.
The holders of the winning ticket shall be notified by telephone and/or e-mail. The watch will be sent Certified U.S. Mail to the address provided by the purchaser. The winning ticket number and name of the winner and their respective cities (but not addresses) shall also be placed on the Raffle website immediately after the drawing. This information may also be publicized in other media.
The winner of the drawing shall be required to provide the Raffle Sponsor with a signed IRS
W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification form. Winner will be asked to grant the Raffle Sponsor permission to use the winner's name, city, state, and likeness in media releases and other publicity.
The prize will be awarded in its then present, "as is", condition. The winner of the Rolex watch cannot trade the received watch for a different style.
Purchasers of tickets, by participating in the raffle, release the Raffle Sponsor, its directors, officers, members and agents from any and all liability, loss or claim arising out of any raffle prize, expressly waive any such claim and agree that the liability, if any, of the Raffle Sponsor, its directors, officers, members and agents shall be limited to the raffle ticket price paid. In case of any dispute regarding the conduct of the raffle, the decision of the Raffle Sponsor shall be final. The courts of Eagle County, Colorado shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute concerning the raffle.