Posted Monday, November 23, 2015
Avon, Colo. • November 23, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invites Coloradans to support our efforts of empowering people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live their best lives by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 8, 2015. As a profiled charity on ColoradoGives.org, Can Do MS will benefit from this initiative.
Posted Thursday, November 5, 2015
Avon, Colo. • November 4, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh time that Can Do MS has earned this top distinction in the last nine years, showing the organization uses donor dollars to further its mission of providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with MS and their support partners in a fiscally responsible way.
Posted Thursday, October 22, 2015
Avon, Colo. • October 13, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART Program, to be held Saturday, November 14, 2015, in Asheville, NC, at Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, 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 JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Greater Carolinas Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.
Posted Monday, September 14, 2015
Avon, Colo. • September 14, 2015 — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) is thrilled to announce that the inspirational Courtney Galiano, a world-class dancer, So You Think You Can Dance finalist, choreographer and actress, will be the Can Do Award honoree at the nonprofit’s Annual Autumn Benefit. Fox News Network senior meteorologist and reporter Janice Dean, who has also been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) since 2005, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. The fundraiser, which benefits programs that help people with MS live fuller lives, will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 7 p.m., at New York’s Metropolitan Club.
Posted Saturday, September 12, 2015
Avon, Colo. • October 13, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free, one-day JUMPSTART Program, to be held Saturday, November 7, 2015, in San Antonio, TX, at Embassy Suites at San Antonio Northwest, 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 JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – South Central Chapter, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.
Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2015
“I am. I can. I will.” We hope over the past few months you have had the can do perspective while exploring the MS BlueprintTM program and all of its great offerings. We’ve heard very positive feedback from the multiple sclerosis (MS) community and are pleased to share that new and exciting changes have been made to MSBlueprint.com. To help you set, create, and attain a more enjoyable life, more than 25 new activities have been added to the MS Blueprint tool.
Posted Thursday, August 6, 2015
Squaw Valley, CA. • August 7, 2015 – The 2015 Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All event proceeds go towards programs held in Squaw Valley in 2016, including the Vertical Express Adaptive Ski Experience and Can Do MS’s inaugural multi-day adaptive program.
Posted Monday, August 3, 2015
Avon, Colo • August 3, 2015 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, the leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Douglas C. Baird has joined Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Finance and Operations. Baird is a seasoned finance executive with more than 30 years of experience.
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Avon, Colo. • July 29, 2015 —Macy’s and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.
Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015
Avon, Colo. • July 23, 2015 — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), launched an online campaign today that encourages people with MS, as well as their friends and supporters to take on an activity, attitude or personal mission that they believe they can do. This annual initiative is part of Can Do Day, a campaign that raises awareness for MS and honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, on his birthday, September 22.
Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Have you listened to the State of MS webcast yet? One intriguing point the international survey of people living with MS and neurologists uncovered is that more than 9 in 10 patients in the US, or 93 percent of those surveyed, said that they want to know everything about their MS, whether it is good or bad. This indicates that people living with MS expect to be informed by their neurologists and have taken an active role in understanding their disease.
Posted Friday, July 10, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ • July 10, 2015 —The member organizations of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) congratulate the House on the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act - #Cures2015. The MSC specifically applauds the inclusion of H.R. 292 as a provision of the Act, the goal of which is to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis.
Posted Monday, June 29, 2015
Avon, Colo. • June 29, 2015 — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national non-profit providing lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their support partners, is pleased to announce that Anne Gilbert has been promoted to Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Director of Programs. Gilbert joined the Can Do MS Programs Department in 2013.
Posted Friday, June 26, 2015
Through our partnership with Biogen, happiness expert and author Gretchen Rubin, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), we helped launch MS BlueprintTM last October. As we get ready to head into the summer season, now is a great time to check in on your personal MS goals and refresh the activities in your MS Blueprint for the new season. To ensure MS Blueprint remains a valuable resource for you and to help you seek the most happiness out of each day, MSBlueprint.com has been refreshed with some exciting new features.
Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015
Lisa Taylor Skutnik elected to lead coalition of MS nonprofits
Cherry Hill, NJ • June 22, 2015 — The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition announced the election of Lisa Taylor Skutnik to the position of President. The Coalition, a group comprised of the leading national nonprofits working cooperatively for the benefit of those affected by multiple sclerosis, consists of eight member organizations. Ms. Skutnik, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of a member organization, the Consortium of MS Centers, has been an active voice in the Coalition for many years.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015
Avon, Colo. • May 15, 2015 – Beaver Creek’s signature Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival will be serving up more than just delectable microbrews and tangy barbecue over Memorial Day Weekend. For for the fourth year in a row, Beaver Creek Resort Company has selected Can Do MS as the beneficiary of its Microbrew Festival on Saturday, May 23, and the Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event presented by US Bank, to be held on Monday, May 25, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.
Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015
It was great to meet so many new people and hang out with old friends, past participants and our Programs Consultants in Indianapolis at the 29th Annual Meeting of the CMSC! The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about MS research and collaborative care. Over 2,000 health care professionals attended and the presentations, speakers and vendors were amazing!
Here were some can do highlights:
Posted Friday, May 1, 2015
Avon, Colo. (May 1, 2015) — Can Do MS has launched a new feature to its full-text Can Do Library Articles online resource, showcasing a handful of audio files to listen to with one simple click. Audio files can be easily accessible on Can Do MS’s website, and the podcast is available to download on iTunes. Can Do Library Articles serves as an educational resource in helping people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their support partners live their best lives. Articles cover health, wellness and lifestyle enhancements that focus on specific topics pertaining to the six dimensions of wellness, which include the physical, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual and intellectual aspects of living with MS.
Posted Thursday, April 9, 2015
Avon, CO — Once again, Vertical Express for Can Do MS brings us back to our roots to remind us all why we are here, doing what we do! Thanks to the great communities surrounding our five host mountains, we raised $194,546 for our lifestyle empowerment programs. We can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work, generosity and support! Visit us on Flickr to see photos from all the events!
Posted Monday, March 23, 2015
Cambridge, Mass. • March 23, 2015 — Findings from an international survey show differences in the perceptions of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurologists when discussing MS symptoms, including those that are personal and sensitive. While the results generally suggest a positive assessment of current practice in MS, important gaps were identified that could potentially impact disease management and patient quality of life. These findings will be presented this week at the Sixth Triennial Joint Meeting of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS) in Boston.
Posted Saturday, March 21, 2015
Results from State of MS, an international survey of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurologists, are now available on BiogenMS.com. The survey was conducted to better understand the MS experience worldwide, including the impact of the internet and social media on those living with and treating MS.
Posted Thursday, March 5, 2015
Olympic Valley, Calif. • March 3, 2015 — Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Squaw Valley Ski Resort has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Squaw Valley, Calif. on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The event will raise funds for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS. The Squaw Valley event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.
Posted Monday, March 2, 2015
Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho • March 2, 2015—Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best Schweitzer Mountain has to offer, all while benefiting lifestyle empowerment programs for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The event will raise funds for Can Do MS, a national nonprofit and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that help families living with MS. The Schweitzer Mountain event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.
Posted Sunday, March 1, 2015
Avon, CO — Can Do MS was the buzz at Pepperdine University in Malibu this past fall. For the second year in a row, fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon hosted SigEp Survivor, a week-long event that raised $4,000 for our nonprofit! Between obstacle courses, bouncy houses, a dunk tank and burgers, SigEp Survivor is becoming a tradition where Greek and non-Greek members can rally together for a good cause, raise awareness and celebrate the awesome work that we are doing for people with MS! Read more about why Sigma Phi Epsilon chose Can Do MS and how they embraced their can do spirit.
Posted Monday, February 23, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ • February 18, 2015—The member organizations of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) unanimously endorsed the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) position statement entitled Availability of Disease Modifying Therapies (DMT) for Treatment of Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis.
Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015
February 25, 2015 — Due to lack of snow and limited access to the mountain and operations, the Vertical Express for Can Do MS – Crystal Mountain event has a revised event schedule. We are so appreciative of all the hard work our supporters have put in to make this amazing event happen each year and are pleased to announce that Crystal Mountain and its 88 skiers/supporters have raised over $6,000.
Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015
Vail, Colo. • January 27, 2015 — Can Do MS’s annual skiing extravaganza known as Vertical Express is returning to Vail, Colo. the weekend after the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Skiers and riders can join together and participate in a variety of family-friendly, on-snow events to support Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs. The Vertical Express Vail event will take place on Vail Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Vail event is just one of five Vertical Express events being hosted at ski resorts across North America this season.
Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Waltham, MA • February 4, 2015 — The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis today launches iConquerMS™, the nationwide initiative by and for individuals living with multiple sclerosis who recognize the power of their health data and insights and want to harness that power to fuel research. The initiative's portal www.iConquerMS.org enables all people living with MS to play an active role in research, empowering them to securely submit their health data, propose topics of research that are most important to them, influence the research that is carried out by the initiative, and become truly informed about the research process and specific studies.
Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Whether you are planning pregnancy or currently pregnant, some of the most important decisions you make will be regarding medication use during pregnancy. For many women with multiple sclerosis (MS), navigating through different sources of information and deciding on treatment during pregnancy can be difficult. In addition to talking to your providers, you will want to be informed of the latest and most accurate information on medication use during pregnancy. Let’s begin with the basics.
Posted Monday, January 26, 2015
Cherry Hill, NJ • January 26, 2015 — The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition’s (MSC) entire membership is providing support for bipartisan legislation to establish a data system to track the incidence and prevalence of neurological diseases, including multiple sclerosis. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (R-TX), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), could lead to a better understanding of the disease and provide new disease targets.
Posted Friday, January 2, 2015
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ at Four Points by Sheraton-Phoenix South, is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Arizona Chapter provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.
Posted Thursday, December 18, 2014
When shopping for gifts this season, please keep Can Do MS in mind. There may be people on your list who would truly appreciate having a donation to Can Do MS made in their name, rather than receiving a tangible gift. As a program participant, I know first-hand that your money will be well spent. For those who have experienced a Can Do MS program, I hope this letter will serve as a reminder of the ways Can Do MS revitalized your lives.
Posted Tuesday, December 2, 2014
It is with mixed emotions that Can Do MS announces the retirement of Pat Kennedy, who has been with us for 27 years. Pat has been working in the field of MS since 1987 and was one of our first Programs Consultants ever to join our programs team. Pat was also Can Do MS’s Nurse Educator on staff and a former board member.
Posted Monday, December 1, 2014
It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of our friend and board member, Bob Gardner. After a long and hard fought battle against cancer, Bob passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He was 57 and resided in both Avon, CO and was a resident of Darien, Connecticut, since 1996.