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August News

In This Issue
Emerging Therapies
CAN DO Program Free Lodging Deadline: Aug. 17
Celebrate Can Do Day
Chance to Win a Rolex Watch
Save the Date: 26th Annual Autumn Benefit
Webinar: September 13
Bocce for MS
Ask the Can Do Team
Can Do Promise of the Month
JUMPSTART Program Offered at No Charge
Enjoy an MS Book Discount
Programs & Events
About Can Do Multiple Sclerosis


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 2011 April Awards Photo


Emerging Therapies

by Randy Schapiro, MD, FAAN
Can Do MS Programs Consultant and Board Member


As we look toward the future in MS therapies the key will be risk versus benefit.  The market for MS treatments appears to be very high despite the fact that there are eight FDA approved treatments.  As newer, different treatments come into being it is going to be even more important for the physician and the person with MS to weigh the risk/benefit ratio to decide whether the "newness" and unexplored (outside of studies) treatment is worth passing on the older/potentially safer models.


Read full article 


Did you miss the Emerging Therapies webinar? Watch it Now. 

CAN DO Program - Four Days That Transform Lives
October 26 - 29 - Vail, Colo. at The Lodge at Vail

Free Lodging Deadline: August 17, 2011 
Application Deadline: September 14, 2011 I AM more than my MS 


Imagine a program dedicated exclusively to helping you live your best life with MS.   

A personal and powerful program that addresses your unique physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs and provides you with the knowledge, skills, support and confidence to transform challenges into possibilities.      

Our world-renowned CAN DO Program offers the industry's most comprehensive view of MS, taking you on a profound exploration of your unique condition and empowering you with a whole person, whole health and whole community approach to living fully with MS.







Robie's Testimonial  

Take a step to transform your life. Apply Today  


One Night Free Lodging Offer: Apply by August 17, 2011 and receive one night free lodging at The Lodge at Vail.
Application Deadline: September 14, 2011 

Suzanne Vondrell, Programs Coordinator

800-367-3101 ext. 1276 / 970-926-1276  


Find us on Facebook        CAN DO Program Info 

Can Do Day 2 


In honor of founder Jimmie Heuga's birthday, Sept. 22, Can Do MS invites you to make a pledge to focus on what you can do and do it.


CLICK HERE - How to Participate 


Share how you are celebrating on our Facebook page . And post your pledge on your Facebook wall. And post your pledge on our Facebook wall. 

Thank you to those who have already shared their pledge. Because of you, we gained more than 160 more Facebook friends in one month.

Find us on Facebook            Can Do Day Info 

Rolex Watch, USADo You Want a Chance to Win a Rolex Watch? ~ Rolex 100 Raffle 
Only 100 Tickets Available.
Countdown to drawing - 63 days!
Help people living with MS transform challenges into possibilities by purchasing your raffle ticket for $100.

Secure your opportunity to win a beautiful Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch valued at $7,650, generously donated by Rolex Watch USA.

The drawing will be held on October 13, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. MDT at the Can Do MS office in Edwards, Colorado. The winner does not need to be present. 

How to Participate
2010 Rolex Winner 

Sue, last year's winner, enjoying her watch at the pool

  • Purchase your tickets today*.
    Call 1-800-367-3101 with your debit card information OR send a check to:
    Can Do MS ATTN: Rolex Raffle
    27 Main Street Suite 303, Edwards, CO 81632
    *sorry, no credit cards        
  • Visit our Facebook event page and share it with others       
  •  and other Rolex lovers
Maren Lantzy, Can Do MS Special Events Manager / 800-367-3101 ext. 1292 

Honor Those Who Transform Lives
26th Annual Autumn Benefit


Presented by Rolex Watch USA  

Cocktails - 7 pm

Dinner - 8 pm

Tickets - $500 per person
Table Sponsorship - $10,000  


2011 Honoree & Can Do Award Recipient   

Joyce Nelson
President and CEO - National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Ticket, Sponsorship & Event Information
Vicki Flynn, Senior Development Manager / 800-367-3101 ext. 1275 / 970-926-1275

Annual Autumn Benefit Info  

Join Us for Our Next Webinar Offered at No Charge
Tuesday, September 13 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Support is a Two-Way Street: Tips for Partners Who Care about Each Other  


Please join, Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.
Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.
Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D.

Can Do MS Programs Consultant


, Can Do MS Programs Consultant, in a conversation that can give you a new way of thinking about and living with MS. 

New! You can now listen to the live webinar through broadcast audio (using your computer speakers).

As an added feature, you may listen to archived versions of the webinars at no charge.

Take control of your MS and register online today.


Maureen Martin, Director of Programs
800-367-3101 ext. 1291

Bocce for MS 


Save 20% on Team Registration until August 26, 2011

When: Saturday, September 10, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Kingdom Park Multipurpose Field  

Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge, CO

Teams of 4 bocce players from around Colorado 


How to Participate


Register Your Team of Four Online Today 

If registered before August 26: $160

If registered after August 26: $200 

Do you want to sponsor the event or help promote it?

Contact Maren Lantzy, Can Do MS Special Events Manager

970-926-1292 / 



Find us on Facebook      Bocce for MS Info


Programs Consultant - Pat Kennedy 


This Month's Question    

Submitted by Mark T., CAN DO Program Graduate, 2011 

One of my goals is to find a new neurologist as well as go back on some disease modifying drug. My question is: Is there any other option to start taking a new drug? Can it only be prescribed by a neurologist? Do I just need to wait until I can see someone?                 

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Can Do Promise of the Month    

Unleash the power of daily promises. Share your can do promise on our website like Maureen did.  

Maureen Martin, 
New Can Do MS Director of Programs

always learning.
I CAN open my eyes to new ideas.
I WILL constantly try to be a better person.


Read more Can Do Promise's on our website to motivate or inspire you.

Now, it's time to declare your Can Do Promise.







The Start of What is Possible  

Our one-day JUMPSTART Program is an educational and interactive program in which you and your support partner gain the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage your MS. 


2011 Dates & Locations - Two programs left in 2011. 

September 10: Grand Junction, CO - Register today
October 1: Eureka, CA - Register today  

Stay tuned for more program locations in 2012.   

Register Today Online Or By Phone at No Charge

Ron Wheeler, Programs Outreach Associate

800-367-3101 ext. 1277 / 970-926-1277   

Enjoy an MS Book Discount Offer

Offered by Author Jeffrey N. Gingold

Enjoy a discount on Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis 2nd Edition (2011) and Mental Sharpening Stones (2008) when you purchase it online.    

CLICK HERE - How It Works 

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UpcomingUpcoming Programs & Fundraising Events

Visit our website calendar for the most current information.

August 17: CAN DO Program - Lodging Deadline

September 10: JUMPSTART Program - Grand Junction, CO 
September 13:  Can Do MS Webinar - Support is a Two-Way Street: Tips for Partners Who Care about Each Other
September 14: CAN DO Program - Application Deadline
October 1: JUMPSTART Program - Eureka, CA
Oct 26-29: CAN DO Program - Vail, CO      

Live Fully, Live Well Programs

Held in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
August 25: Webinar Wellness Program - Fatigue Related Challenges
September 17:
In-Person Program - Frederick, MD
September 22:  Webinar Wellness Program - Recreational Activities and Travel September 24: In-Person Program - Portland, OR
October 15: In-Person Program - Bloomington, MN
October 20: Webinar Wellness Program - Planning for the Future
October 22: In-Person Program - New Jersey
See all Live Fully, Live Well Programs here    

Fundraising Events
AboutAbout Can Do Multiple Sclerosis   
Can Do MS is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. A national nonprofit organization, we empower people to move beyond their MS by giving them the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, actively co-manage their disease and live their best lives.
As a nonprofit organization, Can Do MS relies on the support of our donors. Please consider making a donation. Your generosity is appreciated. 

Katie DeMore, Head of Operations

Can Do MS is a proud member of:
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Combined Federal Campaign
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Independent Charities of America
Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable