June 2012  



We would like to give a special shout out and congratulations to our Nurse Educator and Programs Consultant, Pat Kennedy.  At the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) conference in San Diego late last month, Pat was inducted as President of the International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).  Way to go Pat, Can Do MS would not be what it is today without your expertise and dedication! Pat is a valuable member of our staff and whose expertise, leadership and dedication has been significant to the fulfillment of our mission.


Can Do MS staff members at the exhibit hall at CMSC 


The 2012 annual CMSC conference was a great forum for us to raise awareness about our educational programs and to explore new collaborative and funding opportunities for our 2013 programs!   

"When the director of the dental hygiene program found out Jen had been diagnosed with MS, she suggested that Jen withdraw from the program because of the physical limitations associated with MS.  Jen's response was short and to the point, "Absolutely not!"   

Meet Brian and Jen Talon from Connecticut, whose story is an amazing and inspirational example a husband and wife supporting and inspiring each other through life's challenges. In 2010 Jen was diagnosed with MS.  During her diagnosis she was in the middle of an extremely demanding 3 year dental hygiene program at a local college. 
Traveling With MS
By: Linda Walls, OTR & Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT Ca
n Do MS Programs Consultants


Going on a vacation as an individual with mobility limitations is no longer impossible or impractical in today's world. However, it still poses a great challenge, requiring careful planning, logical consideration, organization, and knowledge. Traveling close to home may be a great starting point. This can develop your confidence while not being overwhelming. Once you've experienced a weekend away you can begin planning for longer trips. Consider the pace and activity level you can maintain for several days or a week, and incorporate extra time for traveling a longer distance and its impact on your energy.


What Makes Us Unique - Our Programs  

Can Do MS offers a broad range of educational programs to meet the varying needs of those living with MS and their loved ones. What sets our programs apart from others is that whether in-person or online, they all feature a multi-disciplinary group of health care professionals and incorporate support partners.


Our flagship four-day CAN DO® Program  is our most complete offering. Working with a team of experts who provide comprehensive and individualized attention, participants are empowered with the tools to not just better understanding their limitations, but how to live more fully within them and be better self advocates.


The  JUMPSTART® Program offerings are one day in-person programs with educational content customized to meet local community needs and are provided throughout North America.


Our monthly Webinar series utilizes a panel of experts to provide useful information and tools on how to more effectively address every day issues that impact one's quality of life.


Stay tuned for upcoming programs! 

Cognitive Changes: Recognizing and Meeting the Challenges  

Tuesday, July 10, 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.  

2 Experts.1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.
50 to 66% of individuals living with multiple sclerosis will face cognitive changes during the course of the disease.  Individuals may face loss of memory, attention, visual perception or verbal fluency skills. Join us live on Tuesday, July 10th and  learn how to recognize cognitive changes and share strategies to meet the challenges of cognitive issues.

There will also be a question and answer period for participants to ask our panel questions on cognitive issues.


Click Here To Register

2012 Rolex "100" Raffle-Tickets on Sale Now!

New this year, purchase your tickets online!   




Help people and families living with MS discover the power to be more than their MS by purchasing a Rolex Raffle ticket.


Tickets cost $100 and only 100 will be sold! Secure your chance today to win a stunning Oyster Perpetual Explorer II valued at $7,750, generously donated by Rolex Watch USA.   


Drawing will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at 12:30 MST at the Can Do MS offices in Edwards, CO. Winner need not be present.


Tickets sell fast, so don't delay.  


 Purchase your tickets today!   

Cut & Slice Golf Event

Over 100 Golfers participated on Memorial Day!   

The inaugural Cut & Slice Golf Event benefiting Can Do MS was held Monday, May 28th as a part of Beaver Creek's Blues, Brews & BBQ festival. This sold out event was enjoyed by 104 golfers who were treated to great weather, food, and beer on the course at Beaver Creek Golf Club. The event raised over $1,000 for Can Do MS.

Thank you to all the vendors and golfers that participated!

Congratulations to Mike T. from Wahoo, NE who won the Golden Bear necklace raffle!


See you on the course next year!


Did You Know?
The vast majority of individuals who participate in therapeutic horseback riding rehabilitation programs have shown significant positive outcomes.

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going to fight MS.
The gloves are off. 

make you smile.

always have a
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