May 2013

We are excited to announce Clay Walker, founder of Band Against MS (BAMS) and multi-platinum recording artist, as our 2013 Honoree and Can Do Award recipient

Clay is a Texas-born country music singer, songwriter and performer. His first two singles, "What's it To You?" and "Live Until I Die," made it to #1 on the Billboard Country charts. In 1996, at the age of 26, Clay was diagnosed with MS during one of the most pivotal points in his life. Read Clay's bio



Save the date for our 28th Annual Autumn Benefit to be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club in New York, New York. The Annual Autumn Benefit is our most elegant fundraising event that honors an individual in the community who demonstrates the can do spirit and who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of others with multiple sclerosis. 

Get your tickets early and join us for a special evening of stories, hors d' oeuvres, cocktails and dinner. Tickets are now available online


For more event details or sponsorship info, please visit


We hope to see you in New York this October!

"I knew how amazing the CAN DO Program was, and I wanted to know if there was statistical evidence to support our claims so we could help more people living with MS."
- Alex Ng, Can Do MS Programs Consultant 


Alex Ng has always had a passion for changing lives. As a PhD student, one of his goals was to do the best work he could on topics that motivated and inspired him. It wasn't until his postdoctoral research on muscle function and fatigue with Jane Kent-Braun, his mentor at the time and Can Do MS Programs Consultant, that he began pursuing...Read More
Environmental Factors:
How to Influence the World
Around You   
By: Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN and Deborah M. Miller, PhD, LISW.  
An absolute cause and cure of multiple sclerosis is unknown. However, what is known is that there are environmental factors that can enhance health and quality of life for those living with MS. Being aware of these factors gives individuals some control and helps them move forward by making some lifestyle modifications. Read Article.

Want to learn more? Register now for our upcoming webinar on
Environmental Factors on May 14th.
Ask The Can Do Team
An online Q & A for people living with multiple sclerosis and their support partners to connect with our interdisciplinary team of MS experts.

Submitted by: Johanna J., Living with MS

I'm considering getting a small home water exercise pool. I don't do laps so I don't need the current provided by an Endless Pool. It just needs to be deep enough and wide enough for me to do standing exercises. Does anyone have a recommendation? If you have it, do you really use it?
We know that exercise is essential in our lives to maximize our health and to improve our ability to participate in all the activities that comprise our lives. Once we have committed to this concept there are a few things we need to do to be successful...
Read answers from the perspective of two Physical Therapists.

-Michele Harrison, P. T., CSMS, ATRIC, ATP & Mary Kay Hausladen Foley, PT, GCFP, CHTP  (Can Do MS Programs Consultants)   

Environmental Factors:
How to Influence the World Around You

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

There are a number of environmental exposure factors that may have an impact on you and your MS. We will discuss topics such as: Vitamin D, smoking, diet, weight and exercise. Learn how this knowledge may change how you feel about having MS and your ability to control some factors.


Click Here To Register  



Aging With MS
Tuesday, June 11, 2013,
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time



Join us as we discuss changes that can occur in physical, cognitive and psychological functions as the MS population ages. This webinar will also talk about recognizing changes in functions and strategies to help with the changes and planning for future needs.


Click Here To Register


Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
2nd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event Benefiting  
Can Do MS

Visit our booth on Monday, May 27, 2013!    


Bigger and better for its second year, the Cut & Slice Golf Event benefiting Can Do MS, presented by US Bank, takes place on Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.  


The shotgun start kicks off at 11:30am and golfers will enjoy barbecue and craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery throughout the event. Tickets are $100 per person which includes greens fee, golf cart, practice balls, tee gift, BBQ and beer on the course. 

What's new this year? Can Do MS is giving away cool prizes for hole challenges and hosting an after party! Join us in the clubhouse for beer and raffle items! Learn more about the Can Do MS raffle and after party. 

Space is limited to110 golfers. Purchase your ticket today!  


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Painting With A Twist!

A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine, and a whole lot of fun!   


Thanks to everyone who participated in Painting With a Twist  in Bossier City, Louisiana on April 28th! Everybody had a wonderful time and the proceeds benefited our lifestyle empowerment programs.  Keep your eye out later this summer for another painting event in Bossier City!

Special thanks to Yvette for organizing!

Want to create a Can Do MS FUNdraising event like this in your hometown? Click here to learn how! 


Beaver Creek Microbrew Festival
We are pleased to be the beneficiary of one of the largest Colorado Microbrewery Beer Tastings featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries!

Beaver Creek, CO
May 25, 2013
2nd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event
During the golf round you will enjoy craft beers from Crazy Mountain Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery paired with mouth watering BBQ. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to our lifestyle empowerment programs!

Beaver Creek, CO
May 27, 2013
Reserve Your Spot! 
Rolex "100" Raffle
Your chance to be the lucky winner of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II!

Only 100 tickets available for $100 each.
Purchase your tickets! 
Did You Know?
It's Can Do MS's 29th
year offering our
flagship four-day
CAN DO Program! It's taking place May 8th-11th in Denver, CO. 
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Pam Burke & Billy-Bob Goyen
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grateful for being part of Can Do MS, for knowing Jimmie Heuga and the community of generous supporters around
the country.

see the results in people's lives that the programs give to empower and provide hope.

draw from that inspiration when facing challenging times and work to keep our event thriving. 

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