Contact: Alisa Santiesteban, Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: 970-926-1277 | Email: alisa@mscando.org | Website: www.mscando.org

Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society – South Central Region.

Avon, Colo. • January 12, 2017 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Oklahoma City, OK. JUMPSTART is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.

This program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – South Central Region, covers topics ranging from how to deal with cognitive and fatigue issues to goal-setting, nutrition, exercise, and maintaining emotional well-being.

“Traditional medical models for managing a chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and social health of a patient,” said Anne Gilbert, Director of Programs. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized, and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”

Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals from across the field of MS care management including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians, and nutritionists.

Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Cognition
  • GPS for Your MS
  • Support Partner Workshops

The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends to be acknowledged, understood, accepted, and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at mscando.org/jumpstart, or call Laura Coyne at 800-367-3101 ext.1275. The program will take place at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation – Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence.

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme and Teva Neuroscience.

A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo., Can Do MS delivers health education programs on exercise, nutrition and symptom management to inspire and motivate long-lasting change for those with MS and their families to help them thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at mscando.org or call 800-367-3101.

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