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    I just wanted to thank you for letting me know about and getting me to the CAN DO program. My husband and I had a great time. We learned so many things and enjoyed the activities, meeting the people and chatting with experts. I will never forget it and hope to get to it again some day. I enjoyed a nice day recently with a bike ride (with training wheels).

    Kelly, CAN DO Program Participant

    24th Annual Alpen Wine Festival takes place at The Village at Squaw Valley on Sunday, September 2nd

    Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Squaw Valley, Calif. • August 24, 2012 – Mark your calendar! The 24th Annual Alpen Wine Festival will be held Sunday, September 2, 2012, 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. Tickets are $40 and will include a commemorative crystal wine glass, a variety of wine tastings featuring over 40 vineyards, live music and access to the silent auction room full of wine, lodging packages and art pieces.

    Tickets for the festival will go on sale at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012, at The Village at Squaw Valley. The majority of wines served at the event can also be purchased at Uncorked at Squaw located in The Village at Squaw Valley.

    “Last year Alpen Wine Fest raised more than $19,000 for our lifestyle empowerment programs. Fundraising events such as this one allow us to bring free programs to Northern California and Nevada for people and families living with MS,” said Heidi A. Heltzel, President and CEO at Can Do MS.

    In 2011, Can Do MS helped 14,000 people living with MS and their support partners through online and in-person programs and online services.  Can Do MS held 14 in-person programs in California and Nevada, which helped reach 880 people living with MS in the past 8 years.

    For more information about Can Do MS’s lifestyle empowerment programs, please visit


    Contact: Jennifer Myers, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Phone: 970-926-1270
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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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