August 2012  


We are pleased to announce that our 2013 CAN DO Program will take place May 8-11, 2013 in Vail, CO at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

Let 2013 be the year that you take charge of your MS! Over 25 of our health care professionals (who specialize in the field of MS) help make up the CAN DO Program staff and are ready to give you and your support partner the tools and motivation to live your best life with MS. Unlike any other program, our programs staff will be at your fingertips throughout the four day program.   

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"Why do I spend so much time on something I don't get paid for? Because I get paid with good times, great friends and the opportunity to befriend the people whose lives are changed because of the money these events raise." -Terry

The success of Can Do MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make our programs and events a great experience. Our programs are possible because of people like Terry Owens-Alvarez, who is heavily involved with Can Do MS fundraising events like Vertical Express for Can Do MS. This winter series is our largest fundraising event and was created by our founder Jimmie Heuga 28 years ago in Alaska. For Terry, her involvement began in 1995, thanks to a friend.
By: Randall Schapiro, MD, FAAN   

No one wishes to have multiple sclerosis, but having it in 2012 is certainly different from having MS in 1992. Those twenty years brought about more changes than the one hundred twenty years before them. And the changes continue to happen at a lightning fast rate. It is quite possible that in the next year there will be three more disease modifying drugs available to slow relapsing forms of MS.

Please welcome our new Director of Programs! 

Lauri O'Brien 


We are pleased to announce the addition of Lauri O'Brien as Director of Programs. She has great skill sets that will be an asset to the organization and that will be utilized for many roles; including program management, program development, Chair of the Programs Committee and as a member of Can Do MS's leadership team.

"We are very excited about the addition of Lauri to our team," said Heidi A. Heltzel, Can Do MS President and CEO,
"This is another step towards our goal to increase our program offerings and expand our national presence by bringing in new skill sets and experience."

Learn More About Lauri's Experience 

Emerging Therapies in MS 

Only 5 days left to register!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 

Now is an exciting time with the development of new therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. This webinar will focus on emerging 
 therapies in MS. Dr. Schapiro will discuss areas of research in MS including treatments and symptom management.

Click Here To Register

In the Kitchen With MS  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

September's multi-disciplinary webinar focuses on healthy eating and using adaptive equipment and methods in the kitchen.  We will share nutritional advice and techniques that can help those with MS in the kitchen. 

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Celebrate Can Do Day on September 22nd!

"Although I no longer cook professionally, I CAN use my professional expertise to help people with MS." - Trevis L. Gleason

On September 22nd, Trevis will launch his first cooking video for people living with MS.


In honor of our founder Jimmie Heuga's (1943-2010) birthday, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis declared September 22nd as Can Do Day. Join Trevis by making a pledge to do something you can do.  

Make sure you visit our Facebook page to share your pledge. Remember to come back to our Facebook page on 9/22 to upload a photo and tell us what you did!


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Save The Date!

For our 27th Annual Autumn Benefit in New York, October 23, 2012. 


Presented by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Rolex Watch USA. 



The 27th Annual Autumn Benefit will be held October 23rd, 2012 in New York City at the The St. Regis.  Enjoy a wonderful evening of great food and friends as we celebrate our 2012 Autumn Benefit Honoree - our very own Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN!

For sponsorship details and tickets please contact Vicki Flynn by email or phone 970-926-1275.


2012 Autumn Benefit Details! 

Did You Know?
We have released our first book!

The Can Do MS Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment
New Study: 
Vitamin D may play a beneficial role in MS.

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Can Do Promise Of The Month
Scott S.
Living With MS.

positive. I have MS, but MS does not have me. 

climb a mountain & enjoy the little things in life.

appreciate everything life has to offer just a
little bit more.

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