We entered a photo contest and need your vote to help us win $10,000 in The Great Event Photo Contest on Facebook, presented by Cvent.
So, how do you vote? It's easy and takes two seconds.
1. Click here
to vote for Can Do MS's photo from the 2010 April Awards "Carry the Torch Ski Run."
2. Remember you can vote for our photo entry once a day from August 9 - 22, 2011.
3. Share the link with your friends and help us spread the word.
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.
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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
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.
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
CAN DO Program Info
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.
Can Do Day Info
|Do 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
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 Managermlantzy@mscando.org
/ 800-367-3101 ext. 1292
Honor Those Who Transform Lives
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
President and CEO - National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Ticket, Sponsorship & Event Information
Vicki Flynn, Senior Development Manager
email@example.com / 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.|
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
Save 20% on Team Registration until August 26, 2011
When: Saturday, September 10, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Kingdom Park Multipurpose Field
Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge, CO
Who: 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bocce for MS Info
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?
This programs is supported by an educational grant from
|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
I AM 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
|Upcoming Programs & Fundraising Events
|About 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