March 2013

We are pleased to introduce our new two-day TAKE CHARGE™ Program this summer! Registration is now open for the program in Charleston, West Virginia, June 21-23, 2013.

The TAKE CHARGE Program will incorporate MS education, experiential activities, interaction with our team of MS experts and with participants and their support partners in a small group setting throughout a weekend. The program will provide participants and their support partners with an educational model that promotes learning and experience.

Learn more by clicking here.


Pictured Left to Right: Terri, Grace, Dan, Hannah, Meghan
"In the end it's all about getting this amazing group of caring people together to honor one of Jimmie's favorite things to do, go skiing; all while raising money for programs that change people's lives." - Dan Stewart, Vertical Express Event Director (2005-2013)


28 years ago our founder Jimmie Heuga and a group of his Olympic skiing buddies decided they were going to ski one million vertical feet in 24 hours to raise seed money to start Can Do Multiple Sclerosis...For the past eight years Crystal Mountain Resort Vertical Express has been run by an amazing family of five, the Stewart's. Dan, Terri and their three daughters got involved because the company Dan worked for decided to sign on as a sponsor back in 2001.
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Strategies for Safe Eating & Swallowing   
By: Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Janet DeClark, MA, CCC-SLP and Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, LDN
Swallowing is a function that happens so automatically that we never give it much thought until something goes wrong. Most of us have experienced the occasional coughing and sputtering that comes with "swallowing down the Sunday throat." However, when you have MS, those episodes can become... Read Article.

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Celebrate MS Awareness Month!
We have all kinds of cool and fun ways you can raise awareness for MS!

Can Do MS is pleased to recognize March as MS Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to connect with everyone touched by multiple sclerosis and to educate others about MS. During the month of March, Can Do MS is asking everyone to become more involved with the MS community.  Please join us and find out how you can help!

#1: Read our book - The Can Do MS Guide to Lifestyle Empowerment! Celebrate MS Awareness Month by reading 152 pages to help educate yourself on MS and what Can Do MS lifestyle empowerment is all about! Click here to purchase.

#2: Make a donation that you feel comfortable with to support our lifestyle empowerment programs.  No amount is too small! Donate today!

#3: Become a part of Can Do MS's online community. Sign up or share our Enews: Your Best Life Update, Submit a question relating to MS using our Ask the Can Do Team online Q & A form and learn more about MS through our Can Do Library Articles filled with tons of MS education!

Learn about other cool ways you can raise awareness for MS during March by clicking here

Strategies for Safe Eating & Swallowing
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.


Between 30 and 40 percent of people with multiple sclerosis experience swallowing problems, or dysphagia, at some time. This webinar will focus on how swallowing issues are evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Along with discussing the roles nutrition and food texture modification play in management of swallowing problems. 


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Adaptive Equipment: How It Can Help You
Tuesday, April 9, 2013  8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time




2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

Exercise has proven to be valuable for those living with MS in gaining flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and balance.  For many living with MS, there are mobility challenges that can limit the ability to exercise.  In this webinar, we will share how to best use various types of adaptive equipment to assist in your exercise program. 
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Can Do MS Webinar Series are made possible by:

Girls on Speed   

Darcy is back for another round of fundraising this year!

Join Darcy as she embarks on her next big adventure, running the Boston Marathon on April 15th and raising money for Can Do MS! You can donate or buy a set of hair ties to help Darcy achieve her goals, and to help people living with MS discover the power to be more than their MS!


How It Works: 
Donate any amount of money you feel comfortable giving.  Darcy will send you some hair ties and give you a shout out in her next newsletter! 

Simply buy her hair ties.  We love them, and so will you!  At $3 for a set of three, you can't go wrong.  


Last year the Girls on Speed sisters raised $1,432. Lets help Darcy raise even more this year! 

Vertical Express - Crystal Mountain, WA  

A quick wrap-up and thank you!


Thanks to everyone who participated in Vertical Express at Crystal Mountain!  Together, we raised over $30,000 for our lifestyle empowerment programs.  A special thank you to Dan and Terri Stewart who have officially passed the torch after eight amazing years as event directors at Crystal Mountain.  We appreciate all of your hard work!


Check out the pictures from the event by clicking here. 

Schweitzer Mountain, ID
March 9, 2013
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March 9-10, 2013
Did You Know?
March is MS Awareness Month!  Help us reach more people living with MS by donating today or sharing this enews with friends and family.     
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Sandy W.
A mother of three that has lived with MS for
28 years

determined to keep fighting daily and show my kids how strong I really am.

keep a positive attitude and help others learn about MS.

keep praying for a cure but in the meantime
fight to live an
independent life.

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