December 2012 

The snow is falling and it's time to ramp up your fundraising campaign for Vertical Express for Can Do MS, a skiing and snowboarding event series hosted at four amazing ski resorts! We have exciting new changes as we enter the 28th year with our popular on-snow fundraiser. We are happy to share with you that US Ski Team Member, Resi Stielger, is now a Vertical Express for Can Do MS supporter!  

Get involved by registering as an individual or start a team, and join in family-friendly activities on the mountain. Prizes are awarded to participants based on dollars raised and on-snow event races or scavenger hunts on event day. The goal of Vertical Express is not only to have fun skiing, but also to raise money to support our lifestyle empowerment programs.


How to get started? Choose from four host mountains below to register and start creating your own fundraising page today! To receive more event information or schedules, click on the host mountain below.

Crystal Mountain, WA  - February 22-24

Don't Ski? Sponsor a skier, volunteer or donate prizes! Visit 

Give the Gift That Lasts a Lifetime
"Can Do MS helped me see the whole me again...Now I pass that gift on to others"  
-Rachel C. CAN DOŽ Program Alumni 


Recently, Rachel celebrated her youngest daughter's graduation from college with a degree in Community Health. It's an accomplishment Rachel was thrilled to witness and a career focus that she was proud to have influenced. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when her youngest child was a teenager, Rachel's illness has had a profound impact on her life and that of her family... not the least of which is a shared...Read More 
Managing Depression Mood Changes
By: Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Rosalind Kalb, Ph.D and Alexander Ng, Ph.D, FACSM.  
The holiday season can be a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. Yet it is also the season when you cannot escape media coverage of the holiday blues or holiday stress. More than 50% of people with MS will experience a major depression. Regardless of the cause, depression deserves the attention of your healthcare team. Read Article.

Webinar aired 12/11/2012 
The Perfect Gift for the Holidays!
Our recently published Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment.

With over 1,000 copies sold, this inspirational and educational book is the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Check out the reviews to learn how this book can be applied to anyone whether they have MS, another illness or are just looking for some inspiration!
Read reviews and learn more about the editor.

Exercise and Motivation 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

This webinar discusses how exercise can compliment your lifestyle and how to manage an exercise program related to your MS symptoms. You will get a "road map" for selecting a health goal, breaking it down into small steps, understanding your barriers and developing a plan to start the year off in a positive way!

Click Here To Register


This webinar is brought to you by



You Can Shop and Give Back at the Same Time! 

Discover the power of giving back this holiday season!  




Are you in need of Holiday gifts for family, friends or colleagues? There is a long list of companies on our website that have been generous enough to offer discounts to all of you, along with giving a generous portion of the sales back to Can Do MS.

This holiday season we encourage you to purchase your holiday gifts from stores that support!

Stores that participate:

Counter Punch Wines I Give Back America I Heart to Heart Gifts I Juice Plus I Mission Fish I RPCM Cool Vest 
Ski Walking I Ultimate Walking Gear

Shop Stores that Support now! 


Got Beer? 
Get a little BooHai Red Ale in you this holiday season!

When you purchase Crazy Mountain's new Boohai Red Ale, a portion of the sale is donated to Can Do MS. The hops are imported from New Zealand and present a noticeable aroma of blackberries, Sauvignon Blanc grapes and pine which come together nicely with a complex blend of Belgian malts to make a deep, yet sublimely pleasant beer.

Boohai Red Ale is currently available in Eagle County, CO liquor stores or in the Crazy Mountain tasting room in Edwards, Colorado.

It will be making its way throughout the rest of the country soon.  Want it now? Request it at your local liquor store or restaurant!

Crystal Mtn Kick-off Party
Your chance to learn more, win prizes, meet great people and enjoy food & drink specials
Jan 8th Seattle, WA
2013 Vertical Express Dates
Calling all skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the fundraising effort and enjoy an awesome day on the slopes!

Find the mountain near you below and register today!  
Crystal Mountain, WA
February 22-24, 2013
Steamboat Springs, CO
February 24, 2013
Schweitzer Mountain, ID
March 9, 2013
Squaw Valley USA, CA
March 9-10, 2013
Did You Know?
You are only obligated to disclose your MS to your employer if it's affecting your job performance.       
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Sue B.
Support Partner  

willing to help a friend when they need it.

continue to respect people that have MS and how they smile and make each day the best.

use Jimmie Heuga's can do promise, even though I don't have MS. It will get me through the day.

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