Posted Monday, April 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing & Communications
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Announces New Two-Day Lifestyle Empowerment Program - TAKE CHARGE™ in Oakland, California this June
Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Northern California Chapter.
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.
“We are very excited about this program, which we feel will be a life-changing experience for people living with MS and their support partners on an emotional, interpersonal, physical and intellectual level,” said Lauri O’Brien, Director of Programs, Can Do MS. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized and multi-disciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being. Program participants will work with our team of MS experts to craft strategies that will bring a greater sense of understanding and control over their MS.”
Can Do MS connects the expertise of five industry professionals across the field of MS care management throughout the TAKE CHARGE Program. This includes a Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Psychologist and a Dietician. The program is customized to cover topics ranging from physical activity, managing MS, goal-setting, communication, fatigue, eating well and emotional well-being.
Additionally, there will be support partner workshops offered throughout the weekend. This allows the opportunity for a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, neighbor, etc. to not only expand their own understanding of MS, but to actively participate in identifying their needs, goals, concerns and challenges to live fully with MS together.
The TAKE CHARGE Program is limited to 80 participants and will fill quickly. Can Do MS requires a $75 application fee, which includes all meals, hotel accommodations, lectures and workshops for the weekend program. The 2014 program is supported by Biogen-Idec, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Questcor Pharmaceuticals Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Teva Neuroscience.
For additional information and to register for the program, please visit www.mscando.org/TAKECHARGE,or call Anne Lee at 800-367-3101 ext. 1281.
A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colorado, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.