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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
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    Ski or Ride to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Living With MS at Annual Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Monday, March 2, 2015

    Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho  • March 2, 2015Winter 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.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Endorses AAN Position Statement

    Posted Monday, February 23, 2015

    Cherry Hill, NJ • February 18, 2015The 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.

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    Lack of Snow Leads to Revised Schedule of Can Do MS Vertical Express Event at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort

    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.

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    Ski or Ride to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Living With MS at Annual Vertical Express for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Vail, Colo. • January 27, 2015Can 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.

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    iConquerMS™ Advances Patient-Driven Multiple Sclerosis Research

    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.

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    Are Disease Modifying Treatments Safe To Use During Pregnancy?

    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.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition backs data-gathering bill

    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.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Phoenix, AZ – Saturday, February 7, 2015

    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. 

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    Spreading Dan's Message of Cheer

    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.

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    Can Do MS Announces Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Retirement after 27 Years of Service

    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.

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    Remembering Board Member Bob Gardner

    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.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Eagle County Gives Join Forces To Participate in Colorado Gives Day

    Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

    Avon, CO (11/21/2014) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis announces its support of Colorado Gives Day 2014 – an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of charities featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource, ColoradoGives.org.

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    Winter Wine & Ski Expo Atlantis Celebrates 14th year

    Posted Friday, November 14, 2014

    RENO, NV— Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to host the 14th annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo. This premier winter fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Experience the area’s best wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, and ski resorts during this one-of-a-kind event.

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    MS Blueprint, a New Online Tool Is Now Available to You!

    Posted Friday, October 31, 2014

    Can Do MS encourages people with MS and their support partners to set personalized goals and focus on what they can do. We instill this in our program participants, so they can understand what is possible with MS and how to live fuller lives within the constraints of MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces Singer-Songwriter David Osmond as Annual Autumn Benefit 2014 Honoree

    Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Avon, Colo. — Sept. 30, 2014 — The Osmond family is world-renowned for its show business legacy. But for one Osmond, following in the footsteps of his family meant overcoming a personal struggle with a lifelong condition – multiple sclerosis (MS). Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS) today announced that the inspiring David Osmond, a singer-songwriter and member of the world-famous Osmond family, will be the Can Do Award honoree at the nonprofit’s Annual Autumn Benefit. This elegant fundraiser, which benefits programs that help people with MS live fuller lives, will be held Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m., at New York’s Metropolitan Club.

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    Multiple Sclerosis Coalition Releases Consensus on Treatment

    Posted Monday, September 29, 2014

    Cherry Hill, NJ, September 8, 2014: The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition (MSC) released a consensus paper, The Use of Disease Modifying Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis: Principles and Current Evidence. Drafted by experts from the MSC’s member organizations and reviewed by independent professionals in the field, the consensus paper sets the ‘gold standard’ for treatment of MS with disease-modifying drug therapies. The paper addresses both treatment protocols and issues of access to care, making it a useful guide for clinicians, managed care organizations and insurers, and people diagnosed with MS.

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    MS Global 2014 Announces Annual Charitable Bicycle Tour in Asheville, N.C.

    Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Avon, Colo. — Sept. 16, 2014 — MS Global 2014, an annual charitable bicycle tour founded by retired professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton to make a difference for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), will be held in the mountains and valleys of western North Carolina from Sept. 28 to Oct.5. Taking place in some of the most scenic regions of the country, the weeklong cycling event has partnered with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (Can Do MS), a national nonprofit providing comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life. The organization honors the legacy of founder Jimmie Heuga, a close friend to Hamilton and a pioneer in the MS care management field who was diagnosed with MS in 1970.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Launches Digital Media Campaign ‘Can Do Day’ to Honor Founder Jimmie Heuga (1943-2010)

    Posted Friday, September 5, 2014

    Avon, Colo. – September 5, 2014 – Can Do Day is an annual campaign which honors Can Do MS’s founder and Olympic medalist skier, Jimmie Heuga, on his birthday Monday, September 22, 2014, by asking Can Do MS supporters to focus on what they can do, and then do it. An interactive Photo Pledge wall, Can Do Day, inspires others and helps raise awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS).

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Reno, NV – Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Posted Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • September 4, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in Reno, NV at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Reno Hotel. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society –Southern California & Nevada Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can learn to move forward beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Grand Rapids, MI – Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • August 27, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Grand Rapids, MI at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, 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 Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences and the National MS Society– Michigan Chapter provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS. 

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    2014 Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, August 31st

    Posted Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Squaw Valley, CA. • August 7, 2014 – The 2014 Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. All event proceeds benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners.

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    CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PARTICIPATES IN MACY’S NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”

    Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Avon, CO. – (July 31, 2014) - Macy’s and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, and has helped raised more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year’s event by purchasing shopping passes from Can Do MS now.

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    6TH ANNUAL RED ROCKS CENTURY CYCLING EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 9 Can Do MS is a beneficiary for 2014

    Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Denver, CO. (July 15, 2014) – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is one of two charities that will benefit from the proceeds of the Red Rocks Century bike challenge.

    For five years the Red Rocks Century, formerly the Healing Wheels Tour, has been known as the toughest and most scenic of the Colorado Front Range cycling events. This year’s event, held on August 9th, is once again pulling out all the stops and offering something new!

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Springfield, MA – Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • June 19, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Springfield, MA at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with Multiple Sclerosis and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. 

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    2014 CMSC (The Consortium of MS Centers) Annual Meeting Recap!

    Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Can Do MS and a number of our Programs Consultants made our way to the 2014 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers from May 27th - May 30th in Dallas, TX. The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about our partners in the MS community.

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    Sam Brandt Joins Can Do MS Team as New Controller

    Posted Monday, June 2, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • June 2, 2014 - 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 Sam Brandt has joined Can Do MS’s leadership team as the new Controller. In this role, Brandt brings over nine years of experience in finance, accounting and business operations and he will oversee accounting and budgeting operations.

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    Beaver Creek’s 3rd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event Presented by US Bank to Benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis on Monday, May 26th

    Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • May 14, 2014 – Beaver Creek Resort Company has selected Can Do MS, for the third year in a row, as the beneficiary of its 3rd Annual Cut and Slice Golf Event presented by US Bank, to be held on Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Golfers will enjoy barbecue and craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery during their round of golf.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces New Two-Day Lifestyle Empowerment Program - TAKE CHARGE™ in Oakland, California this June

    Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • April 14, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present its two-day TAKE CHARGE Program starting on Friday, June 20, 2014, and ending on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Oakland, California at the Marriott Oakland City Center.  The TAKE CHARGE Program is a wellness weekend for people living with MS and their support partners. This program will explore an interactive and multi-disciplinary approach to MS care management where participants learn the individualized skills and mindsets to take charge of their health and lives with MS.  In collaboration with the National MS Society – Northern California Chapter, TAKE CHARGE provides educational lectures, interactive workshops and group interactions with MS experts and with others living with MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Charleston, SC – Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Posted Monday, March 31, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • March 31, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Charleston, SC at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport.  JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.  This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Greater Carolinas Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can learn to move forward beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Melville, NY – Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Avon, Colo. • March 25, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Melville, NY at the Melville Marriott Long Island.  JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.  This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Long Island Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.

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    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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