May 2012  



Out of 64 Vertical Express for Can Do MS teams, we are proud of the eight teams that raised over $15,000 to earn a trip to Vail, CO for the 2012 April Awards Celebration. A special shout out to our top fundraising team, Powder Hounds for MS from Crystal Mountain, WA for raising $20,904!

Jimmie Torch Run

 The 2012 Torch Ski Down in Honor of Jimmie Heuga 


April Awards is the peak of the Vertical Express season, where we celebrate the champion teams from around the country and award prizes to the top three fundraising teams. Congratulations to all the champion teams of 2012! To view more photos, please visit our Flickr page. 


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"CAN DO Program-An Awakening of Potential."
An interview with Dr. Jon Feeney,
CAN DO Programs Consultant


As we enter the 28th year of our flagship CAN DO Program, we are pleased to share highlights of our interview with Dr. Jon Feeney, who was an integral part in the creation and execution of the first CAN DO Program in 1984. A mutual friend introduced Dr. Feeney and Jimmie Heuga at the American Ski Classic in Vail, CO... and the rest is history.
Read Dr. Jon Feeney's Story
Cooling Techniques & Devices  
By: Beth Bullard, OTR,
n Do MS Programs Consultant


Around 60-80% of individuals living with MS experience heat intolerance, particularly during the warmer summer months. Simply explained, when the body's temperature elevates nerve conduction is slowed or blocked causing a temporary worsening of symptoms. The effects are unique  with each individual having their own threshold and response to heat and humidity.   


May 2012 CAN DO Program 
27 participants completed the four day empowerment program.   


After completing another successful CAN DO Program we'd like to thank all of our program staff along with everyone who helped behind the scenes to ensure the program ran without a hitch.  Many people now have hope in their future and know they have the power to be more than their MS.  With the overwhelmingly positive response from our participants we'd like to share Randy and Mary Ormson's (pictured) thoughts on the program.  


"Mary and I can't thank Can Do MS enough for a fabulous week of events that have given us a new perspective and insight on our situation, one that has changed our lives forever! We were so impressed by your guidance and direction as well as your support during the entire four day event. Your professionalism and expertise was vital to our experience and we can't thank you enough."


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Traveling With MS  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 


Can Do MS Webinar Series now brings together a collaborative team of MS experts for you.  

Experts.1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

Next month's multi-discipline webinar focuses on the challenges and benefits of traveling with MS.  We'll discuss how to recognize the physical and psychological limitations that might keep a person with MS from enjoying travel and recreation. We will share techniques such as managing time and energy and also show how adaptive equipment can help overcome challenges. 


The program includes a question and answer period with our panel of experts where participants can submit their questions.

Click Here To Register


2012 Jimmie Heuga Memorial Golf Tournament Tee Off & Transform Lives!  

Monday, June 11, 2012  




Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invites you to join us for a day of golf at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, CO.


Enjoy spirited competition in this four-person scramble. Compete for a hole-in-one to win a Rolex watch courtesy of Rolex Watch USA.  Prizes will be awarded to the top gross and top three net teams. Proximity prizes will also be awarded for the longest drive and closest to the pin male and female. Player and sponsor packages are now available.

Register Today! 

Cut & Slice Golf Event

Monday, May 28, 2012  

New this year at the 9th Annual  Beaver Creek Blues, Brews and BBQ! Continue your weekend experience by participating in the inaugural Cut & Slice Golf Event on Monday, May 28th. During your round of golf you will enjoy craft beers and mouth watering BBQ along the way. 


Event proceeds benefit Can Do MS.

Buy Tickets Today! 

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Can Do Promise Of The Month
Nick R.
 Vertical Express for Can Do MS Team Reynolds Wrap-Crystal Mtn, WA

living well with MS.

achieve all of the
goals I set.

help people who need me to lean on.

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