March 2014

Can Do Multiple Sclerosis 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.
Can Do MS staff wearing purple to show our can do spirit
during MS Awareness month.
During this special month, take action to help others learn more about MS and what they can do to make a difference for those affected by this disease.

One way to raise awareness is by sharing your I AM. I CAN. I WILL. - Can Do Promise on our website this month at and get inspired by reading others.

Click here to see all the other ways you can get involved! 
"I am continually inspired by our program participants. During every program, I feel that my appreciation for life is rejuvenated and I try to pass that on to those who attend any of our programs."
- Suzanne Vondrell, Can Do MS Staff Member 


When Suzanne Vondrell decided to make a career switch from hotel management, she had no idea what her next step would be, but, she was ready to take a leap of faith in a new career. After discovering that Can Do MS was hiring she did some research on the nonprofit and found it to be a place she could share her compassion in helping others. Looking back, Suzanne can't believe that this year will mark her seven year anniversary with our organization.


"When I interviewed, what sold me was that I could tell how passionate every employee was about the mission. For me, it wasn't just a job it was work that allowed me to make a real difference."Read More

Keeping Fit with MS   
Can Do MS Programs Consultant: Alex Ng, PhD, FACSM & Tammy G. Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS   
Fitness is often associated with exercise.  While exercise or physical activity is now advised for everyone, having MS can make meeting recommended exercise guidelines challenging. But, is it really that important if someone has a chronic disease like MS? The short answer is...Read Article.
Wacth Recorded Webinar
Ask the Can Do Team
An online Q & A for people living with multiple sclerosis and their support partners that connects them to our interdisciplinary team of MS experts.

Submitted by: Deborah, Living with MS


I understand that MS affects the myelin that covers nerves. Does MS affect only the myelin in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), or can it also affect myelin on nerves throughout the body? Is myelin only on nerves in the CNS? If myelin is affected on nerves in other parts of the body, is that MS or a different disease?


Can Do MS Programs Consultant: John Schafer, MD

MS affects myelin in the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and the spinal cord. Myelin in the optic nerve is the same as myelin in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin on the peripheral nerves (those nerves outside of the central nervous system in the trunk, arms and legs) is different in...Read full answers from the Neurologist.

Managing MS Early: Get Ahead of the Disease 
Tuesday, April 8, 2013,
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

Have you recently been diagnosed with MS? Or, do you have questions on how to stay proactive and get ahead of the disease? Participate in this webinar where Can Do MS Program Consultants Deborah Miller and Linda Walls will offer you an opportunity to evaluate yourself and help prepare you to manage changes that a diagnosis of MS may have on you. 

Click Here To Register  

Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company  | Teva Neuroscience | Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Beaver Creek Blues Brews & BBQ Festival

Memorial Day Weekend May 24-26, 2014 - Beaver Creek Resort, CO


Blues Brews & BBQ is the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains and we're excited to announce that we will be the beneficiary of two amazing events part of Beaver Creek's Blues Brews & BBQ over Memorial Day weekend!

Colorado Microbrew Festival
Join us on Saturday, May 24th on the back lawn of the Hyatt in Beaver Creek to enjoy over 80 different beers from 30 Colorado-based breweries. Learn more.

3rd Annual Cut & Slice Golf Event Benefiting Can Do MS
Continue your Blues, Brews & BBQ weekend on Monday, May 26th by enjoying craft beers and mouth-watering BBQ at the picturesque Beaver Creek Golf Club. Learn more.

Purchase your tickets today to take advantage of the early bird discount and support our programs!

2014 Vertical Express for Can Do MS

Post event wrap-up 


Another year of Vertical Express for Can Do MS is in the books!  It was great to celebrate our 30th Anniversary as an organization and the 50th Anniversary of Jimmie Heuga & Billy Kidd winning Olympic medals with all of you. 


Together we raised $138,594 (and counting) for our lifestyle empowerment programs! Thanks to the over 440 participants and volunteers that helped us celebrate and most importantly raise funds for our programs! 


Special thanks to all our events directors, sponsors and host mountains, your support is a key part to the success of this event series every year!

We're already planning big things for next year, see you on the slopes in 2015!


Platinum Sponsor:

Corporate Team Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:
 Swany America I Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Special Movie Screening 
Join us for a special screening of CAN DO: The Legacy of Jimmie Heuga to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Innsbruck Olympics and ski legends Billy Kidd & Jimmie Heuga.

Wednesday, April 9th
Beaver Creek, CO
Learn More 
Annual Colorado Microbrew Festival
Don't miss one of the largest exclusively Colorado craft beer tastings in the state featuring more than 80 special concoctions from over 30 Colorado-based breweries.

Saturday, May 24th
Beaver Creek, CO
Learn More 
3rd Annual
Cut & Slice Golf Event

Play a round of golf while enjoying craft beers and mouth-watering BBQ along
the way.

Monday, May 26th
Beaver Creek, CO
MS In The News
Our one-day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Melville, New York is only a month away! 
Did You Know?
Treatment for Bladder & Bowel issues can be as simple as urinating more often or multiple times at the same setting. 
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Jennifer M.
Can Do MS
Director of Marketing

proud to be helping others living with MS at our programs.

practice compassion because it's a gift that I can give to myself and to others every day.

remember how hope and love have profoundly changed my life & be able to remind others of this when they are unable.

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