October 2013

Fall has arrived and along with it our 28th Annual Autumn Benefit in New York is just weeks away! In recognition of our 2013 honoree Clay Walker, country music artist, Dunlop has generously donated customized "Tortex" guitar picks for all attendees to take home this year. Tortex picks are one of the most popular picks worldwide and are used by musicians of any style.
Check out the design and don't forget to purchase your tickets!

"If you'd asked me when I was diagnosed that first day if I would still be alive, I would have said 'No', because that's what the doctors said."  
-Clay Walker, 2013 Can Do Award Recipient      

Jimmie Heuga founded Can Do MS on the belief that everyone living with multiple sclerosis deserves a chance to live their best life possible. One piece to achieving this is to set goals and focus on what you can do instead of what you can't. Each year at our Autumn Benefit in New York, we honor an individual who has a major impact on the lives of people living with MS and who share the can do spirit. This October we are pleased to honor Clay Walker, Founder of Band Against MS (BAMS) and multi-platinum recording artist. Clay's can do spirit is a wonderful example of how...Read More 

Social Security & MS   
By: Thomas Stewart, JD, PA-C   

With the overwhelming number of questions we received from last month's webinar on Social Security, we revisited
the topic by having our presenter Thomas Stewart answer the questions asked during the webinar. Below is just one of the many questions answered. 

Question: Is the SSDI amount received or eligibility to earn SSDI affected by other disability funds received?

Social security will not reduce your disability benefits (SSDI) because you receive, for example, private disability benefits. However, private disability benefits will usually be reduced by the amount you receive from Social Security.

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 Maureen B., Living with MS


I am mostly concerned with my cognitive problems. Is there anything I can do to help with this? I am also concerned with fatigue. Can more fatigue and sleeping be considered a relapse - particularly after some very stressful days?


Can Do MS Programs Consultants: David Engstrom,PhD, ABPP & Pamela H. Miller, MA, CCC-SLP, MSCS

Regarding your concern with fatigue, I think a lot depends on your patterns of fatigue and whether they have changed. Fatigue is very common with MS and can be a result of many things including...

Questions & Answers: Live with the
Can Do Experts

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




3 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

Join Can Do MS Program Consultants during this interactive hour-long webinar which will focus on answering your specific questions. You and/or your support partner will have a unique opportunity to speak directly with three experts (in the fields of occupational therapy, neurology and psychology) about your experiences, questions and concerns with multiple sclerosis.

Click Here To Register  


Emerging Therapies:
What Does the Future Offer?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013,
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time



The multiple sclerosis community is in the midst of a flood of new treatment options for relapsing/remitting MS, and more will likely come in the next year. Join Dr. John Schafer in this webinar who will highlight some of these developments and discuss how to make decisions about what treatments you should pursue.



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Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
13th Annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo

November 20, 2013 - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV




Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to host the 13th annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo. This premier winter fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.  


Experience the area's best wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, and ski resorts during this one-of-a-kind event.


Winter Wine & Ski participants will not only enjoy a winter fashion show hosted by Scheels, but they will also have the chance to bid on over 150 items during the silent auction, including a wheelbarrow filled with wine!  


Visit www.mscando.org/WWSE to learn more and purchase tickets! 


All proceeds benefit Can Do MS.

Can Do Day 2013 - Wrap Up!

Thank You!


Thanks to everyone who participated in Can Do Day this year. We had 47 pledges and 24 pictures shared on our Facebook page which gathered over 430 likes to help us spread the can do spirit! We appreciate you for sharing your photos and pledges!    

Locally, we raised over $12,000 thanks to the generosity of eight local restaurants and Teva Pharmaceuticals!

Congrats to our Can Do Day Photo Contest winner Sandy V. from Ohio! She had 49 likes and 11 shares on her photo! Way to go Sandy!


Don't forget everyday can be your Can Do Day, so get out there and focus on what you can do! See you next year - 9/22/2014! 


You can still visit our Facebook page to see pledges and pictures from this year!
28th Annual Autumn Benefit
Join us in New York at the Metropolitan Club for an evening to celebrate Clay Walker's accomplishments in the MS Community!

October 24, 2013 
13th Annual Winter Wine & Ski Expo
Enjoy wine, beer and sneak peeks at the latest gear while supporting our programs! 

November 20, 2013 
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
MS In The News
MS medical professionals from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark this week for the 18th Annual Conference on Rehabilitation in MS.
Did You Know?
There is more than one way you can support Can Do MS through your employer, including the United Way!
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Living With MS   


live free and live whole no matter what.

NEVER disappear in MS again! 

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