January 2012  


Heidi Heltzel, Can Do MS CEOCan Do MS welcomes Heidi A. Heltzel as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Working with the nonprofit search firm Commongood Careers, the Board of Directors conducted a thorough assessment of Can Do MS's needs to ensure the organization continues its programmatic growth while maintaining best practices and continuing to achieve recognition for its effectiveness, efficiency and stewardship of donor dollars.

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Kevin W. Photo"I CAN DO small things that matter." 


Six days after Kevin W. moved to Colorado to be closer to his father and mother, Kevin's dad collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with terminal cancer. Kevin dropped everything to care for his father. But despite his best efforts, Kevin's father passed away six months after he moved to Colorado.

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Making a snowman togetherLeisure Wintertime Activities
By: Beth Bullard, OTR
Can Do Programs Consultant

Stay Active and Connected in Winter

For centuries winter has been identified as a time for reflection and replenishment. It's an opportunity to resolve issues, create resolutions and look forward to the prospects of a new year. What better time than winter to focus on your health and lifestyle.


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JUMPSTART Program Outcomes Research ButtonCan Do MS Launches JUMPSTART Program Outcomes Research
87% of participants used new skills they learned at the program three months after the program
Can Do MS worked with an independent contractor to evaluate its JUMPSTART Program's curriculum to learn the full impact the program has on people with MS and their support partners. Learn why our JUMPSTART Program is a valuable introduction to Can Do MS's philosophy of lifestyle empowerment.

David Rintell, Ed.D, Can Do MS Programs ConsultantRelationships & Intimacy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Join David Rintell, Ed.D, Can Do MS Programs Consultant, for this Valentine's Day special program. We'll offer ways to improve communication, and restore, rebuild and increase intimacy. Dr. David Rintell promises to make this presentation comfortable, enjoyable and informative.

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Skiers, riders enjoying snowTop Five Reasons to Join Vertical Express for
Can Do MS 

Welcome skiers, riders, telemarkers of all ages and abilities. 

  1. It's fun, free and easy!
  2. It feels good to help, meeting people who share your passion for changing the lives of people living with MS.
  3. We have ideas to help you raise $1,000 for your three-person team.
  4. Raise $15,000 or more and earn an expense paid trip to Vail, CO for April Awards!
  5. Don't ski? Sponsor a skier. 



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2011 Colfax MarathonKaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

The Ultimate Urban Tour

Saturday and Sunday, May 19 - 20, 2012
Denver, CO



Can Do MS is excited to participate as an official Charity Partner with the Colfax Marathon for the second consecutive year. 
Are you taking on this marathon challenge? Please choose Can Do MS as the charity in which you fundraise. 100% of your fundraising goes directly to Can Do MS.


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Did You Know?
 The five aspects of
Can Do MS's
whole-person approach are physical, interpersonal, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Explosion in Treatment Advances for MS 
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Living with MS for
16 years

always looking on the bright side even if I have to invent one.

continue to fight for my ability to move every day.

be grateful for each day, and make a daily choice to prioritize
my physical and
spiritual health.

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