November 2013

Can Do MS President & CEO Heidi Heltzel and Clay Walker

The numbers are in!

Our 28th Annual Autumn Benefit held on Thursday, October 24th at the Metropolitan Club in New York was an outstanding success! In one evening, we raised more than $187,000 to support our work.


We extend gratitude and appreciation to our MS community for your overwhelming support. This annual fundraising event was made possible by numerous people offering generous gifts of expertise, energy and heart. Thanks again to all our amazing sponsors, volunteers and guests for making the evening unforgettable. 

Pictured Left to Right: Winston Heuga, Blaze Heuga, Jimmie Heuga
"As our family sat around the dinner table, there was an unsaid knowledge that this would be our last Thanksgiving dinner together. It was a beautiful moment because we all realized how much Jimmie Heuga had overcome and what he had created in his life's journey." -
Blaze Heuga   


My father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 21 years before I was born. He could still walk with the help of a walker, and he also had a motorized scooter when he was too tired to walk. The first couple years of my life were just like anyone else's. My dad would drive me to and from school, and pull my brothers and I on a sled behind his ATV. We even went... Read More
Questions & Answers: Live With the Can Do Experts    
by: Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR; Deborah Miller, PhD, LISW and David Jones, MD  

Last month's webinar had a wealth of information thanks to all the  questions you submitted! This month's article has all the Q&As in detail so you can quickly find the answers you're looking for. Click the link below so you don't miss out on all this great information! 
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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: Denise, Living with MS


With rising U.S. food costs, are there any money saving tips/ideas you can provide for those who don't make much money?


Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Denise Nowack, RD

Eating well doesn't have to take a bite into your budget.  A little work up front can save you time and money down the road.  Here are some tips to keep a few pennies in your pocket without compromising your health.

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.




Click Here To Register  



Coping and Adaptation: Strategies for Individuals and Families Living with MS 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013,
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time





2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.   

Living with MS involves change for everyone in the family. All changes, whether positive or negative, require us to cope and adapt. And, changes of many kinds occur repeatedly over the course of MS. Join this webinar to hear a psychologist and a physical therapist discuss how varied approaches to coping - thinking, feeling, sharing and doing - can work for you.
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Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
2014 Vertical Express Dates Announced!

Register Today!  


Vertical Express for Can Do MS is a series of on-snow fundraising events and activities for skiers, boarders and telemarkers of all ages and abilities. Vertical Express was created 29 years ago by our Founder and Olympic medalist Jimmie Heuga. This event has raised over $11 million for our lifestyle empowerment programs.


New this year!   

Individuals can register and participate in the event for just $25! After registering, you can set up your personalized fundraising page. The more you raise, the better chance you have at some awesome prizes!


Just click on the mountain(s) below to register and create your personalized fundraising page!


2014 Dates and Locations  

Time is Running Out!

25 days left to purchase your tickets!    

This is your chance to be the lucky winner of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, valued at $8,100. There are only 100 tickets available for $100 per ticket.   


This beautiful watch has a 42mm stainless steel case, 24 hour bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand, white dial and Oysterlock bracelet. This model has evolved subtly over the years, but its identity is unmistakable and represents the ultimate in reliability and quality.   


This is your chance to win! 



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! 100 tickets available at $100 each! 

Drawing Date: 
December 2, 2013 
Colorado Gives Day
Get your end of year giving done early! By contributing on Colorado Gives Day, your donation will go further, thanks to the generosity of Community First Foundation
and FirstBank. 

  December 10, 2013
MS In The News
Check out country music star Clay Walker on FOX News receiving the 2013 Can Do Award.  
Did You Know?
November is National Family Caregivers month? Make sure to celebrate your support partner!

Keep an eye out this month on our Facebook as we'll be posting our resources for support partners!

Can Do Promise Of The Month
Maria B
Newly Diagnosed   


live up to the challenge!

continue living the life I was meant to live... 

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