July 2013

Please join us in welcoming three amazing new members to the Can Do MS team.

Anne Lee
Programs Associate
Anne has over 8 years of
experience in education and
program management working as a Sr. Education Specialist at
the American College of
Cardiology in Washington, DC
and as the Director of
Education at
the California
Pharmacists Association
in Sacramento, CA.
Laura Jones 
Development Associate
Laura graduated from the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill with a degree in
Political Science. After college,
Laura lived in North Carolina
and worked as the Director of
Sales at a premier facility in
Uptown Charlotte.

Erin Barker
Erin is a rising senior at
Connecticut College where she
is majoring in Behavioral
Neuroscience. While interning at Can Do MS she will be running
the Ask the Can Do Team
Program as well as assisting in a variety of ways around the office.

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 "Finally, we weren't just one of 30 patients a doctor was seeing in a day, for fifteen minutes each, after waiting months to get an appointment. We had instant answers from true MS specialists." - Josée M. CAN DO® Program Alumni 


Communities educate, protect and most importantly, they can empower. Josée was not only grateful to find an ongoing social community through Can Do MS, but also a safe place to ask questions and learn more about her condition with people just like herself. It wasn't until her first...
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By: Can Do MS Programs Consultant: Susan Kalota, MD   
Peeing is not as easy as it sounds.  The act of urinating voluntarily is a very complex act requiring functions of the brain, the spinal cord, nerves directly to the bladder or urethra, normal bladder muscles, normal urethral muscles and in men, a prostate that is not blocking the outlet.  Unfortunately, MS is a disease of nerve function so it has the ability to affect bladder function in many different sites from the brain down to the bladder or urethra.  Bladder issues are experienced by...Read Article 

Want to learn more? Register now for tonight's webinar on
Bladder & Bowel Issues.
TAKE CHARGE™ Program Launches!
From June 21st-23rd, 62 people affected by MS gained the tools and knowledge to take charge of their MS!

It was an amazing weekend in Charleston, West Virginia!  It takes a community to create and execute a new program, and we'd like to thank all of our Programs Consultants who helped make this idea a reality. 

The surveys are in from the program participants and the response was overwhelmingly positive!  We look forward to bringing this program to another community next year! Stay tuned.

Click here to learn more about our TAKE CHARGE Program

Bladder & Bowel Issues: To Pee or Not To Pee 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time



2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to You.  
This webinar will discuss normal bladder function and how it can be affected by MS.  Dr. Kalota will also discuss the impact it can have on those living with MS and what can be done to evaluate it and treat it.  This webinar
will also discuss the impact MS can have on bowel function and what can be done to address this issue as well.  


Click Here To Register  



Managing Speech, Language and Cognitive Challenges  
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time



This webinar discusses how to identify signs of cognitive and speech challenges, whom to contact, and what types of treatments and strategies are available to help manage the challenges. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. 


Click Here To Register


Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
Save The Date For Can Do Day 2013!

When: Sunday, September 22, 2013    



On Sunday, September 22nd, we ask you to join us in celebrating our founder Jimmie Heuga's birthday by focusing on what you
can do,
and DO IT!  


How will you celebrate?  Like us on Facebook and share your 2013 Can Do Day pledge in honor of Jimmie and inspire others to make their Can Do Day count!


Find the Magic of
Giving Back!

Macy's National Shop for A Cause Day.  


Macy's will partner with Can Do MS to invite customers to participate in Macy's 8th Annual Shop For A Cause charity shopping event.  Macy's 2013 Shop For A Cause will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in store all day at Macy's stores nationwide!


Macy's Shop For A Cause is a unique one-day only shopping event created to support charities like us!  We keep 100% of every $5 ticket that sells. The more Can Do MS sells; the more money we will raise!

Purchase a $5 shopping pass from Can Do MS that includes 25% or 10% off regular, sale and clearance purchases.

Click here to learn more and to purchase your discount shopping pass!  Don't forget, they make great gifts too!

Macy's Shop For a Cause
Purchase an all-day  shopping pass from Can Do MS for $5 to receive a discount at Macy's stores nationwide!

August 24, 2013
Alpen Wine Fest
Wine Tasting, Live music, Silent Auction & Raffle all while taking in the beautiful vista's of Lake Tahoe, CA!

September 1, 2013 Squaw Valley, CA
Can Do Day
In honor of our founder Jimmie Heuga's (1943-2010) birthday, we declared September 22nd as Can Do Day.

September 22, 2013  
Learn more  
28th Annual Autumn Benefit
This year we are pleased to announce Clay Walker as our honoree! Clay is a platinum selling country music star and founder of Band Against MS.

October 24, 2013
New York City, NY
Rolex "100" Raffle
Your chance to be the lucky winner of a
 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II Valued at $8,100!  With only 100 tickets available, your odds couldn't be better!

Drawing Date:
December 2, 2013
Purchase Tickets Today!
MS In The News
Join the MS Coalition on social media. Consider it your one stop shop for information on available MS programs and services! 
Did You Know?
Our Board of Directors has change of leadership. Please welcome our new co-chairs Richard & Robin Kelly and newest member Dr. John Schaffer, MD, FAAN
& Can Do MS
Programs Consultant
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Living With MS.
I believe everything happens for a reason. MS is just a new life, a new journey

a strong person.

continue to accomplish so much more...

live life and become a whole person and be who I am meant to be.

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