April 2014

Save The Date - Annual Autumn Benefit

Celebrate Can Do MS's Legacy Year - our 30th Anniversary on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
at The Metropolitan Club in New York City for our Annual Autumn Benefit.

Enjoy a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, evening program and silent auction. Stay tuned as next month we'll announce our 2014 honoree and open ticket sales online!

Watch the clip of our 2013 Autumn Benefit where we honored country music star Clay Walker!

"I want to focus on the positive things about my diagnosis and do what I can to support the MS community, which I'm now a part of" - Molly M., Living With MS 


Molly Murphy, 28, is one of those people willing to shred for us. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just weeks before our Vail Vertical Express event on Saturday, February 8th, instead of hiding from her diagnosis, Molly decided to ride to make a difference. Raising $3,000 in only 48 hours was enough to surpass her goal and become Vail's top fundraiser thanks to the support of 48 donors, which included friends, family and co-workers. 

Molly's diagnosis was not going to take away her passion for life.

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Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Deborah M. Miller, PhD, LISW & Linda Walls, OTR   
Learning how to manage the physical changes you may experience as a newly diagnosed person living with MS can be a major challenge. An important key to handling these changes is to develop the right mindset. Your mindset helps you deal with the changes in your life and your lifestyle. A component of developing a good mindset includes understanding the importance of keeping a balanced lifestyle. Read Article. 

Want to learn more? Register now for next week's webinar on  
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.

Question: I have spasticity in my legs that prevents me from walking very well. I take oral Baclofen for this. Why is it that I seem worse at times, but without rhyme or reason or with or without exercise or activity? What is the maximum dose of Baclofen, and when is an internal pump indicated? - Victoria C., Living with MS  


Click here to read the answer from Can Do MS Programs Consultants: John Schafer, MD, FAAN & Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP

Question: I have primary progressive MS and have recently gotten a brace for foot drop. Is there anyone that makes these customized to the patient? The one I have is carbon, and I can only wear it with tennis shoes. The brace does not fit around the heel or going up the leg, and I was told it is one size fits all.
- Frances D., Living with MS   

Click here to read the answer from Can Do MS Programs Consultant: Patty Bobryk, PT
Upcoming Programs
See below for a list of programs that are currently open for registration.

TAKE CHARGE™ Program  
Oakland, CA | June 20-22, 2014 - Apply Today! 
Melville, NY | Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Register Today!
Charleston, SC | Saturday May 17, 2014 - Register Today!

To learn more about these programs, click here.   

Managing MS Early: Get Ahead of the Disease 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014,
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

Have you recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? Or, do you have questions on how to stay proactive and get ahead of the disease? This webinar will provide you with the tools to evaluate yourself and be prepared to manage changes that a diagnosis of MS may have on you. Specifically we will address your physical, emotional and social well-being, and offer suggestions on how these areas can impact your ability to stay in control of your lifestyle. 

Click Here To Register     

Click here to see the full spring webinar schedule. 


Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company  | Teva Neuroscience | Questcor Pharmaceuticals
Special Movie Screening
Wednesday, April 9th - Beaver Creek, CO    

Join us for a silent auction and special screening of CAN DO: The Legacy of Jimmie Heuga to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Innsbruck Olympics and ski legends Billy Kidd and Jimmie Heuga. Learn More. 


When: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek Village,
68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620

Tickets: You can purchase tickets for only $20 by calling the Vilar box office at 888.920.2787 or online by clicking here

All proceeds benefit the Jimmie Heuga Endowment Center


Red Rocks Century

August 9, 2014 - Morrison, CO 


We're pleased to announce Can Do MS has been named one of the beneficiaries of the Red Rocks Century Bike Ride in Morrison, CO on Saturday, August 9th.


This year, riders can choose from four great rides to make their day as challenging as they want! Go big with10,000 feet of climbing on the full 100 mile century, or register for the 62 mile metric century, a 50 mile half-century or the 33 mile challenge ride. All feature great scenery and epic climbs. Learn More.    


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

Enjoy 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
New Guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology Addresses Potential Benefits and Risks of Specific Complementary and Alternative Medical Approaches to
Treating MS.
Did You Know?
Growing a garden, whether flowers or vegetables, is a wonderful, relaxing and therapeutic way to
get you in touch with
Mother Nature.    
Can Do Promise Of The Month
Kyra M.
I am newly diagnosed with MS and recalibrating my life.   

going to create a retreat for positive ways of living with MS.

witness myself without becoming lost in the whirlpool of fear.

live a balanced, healthy and happy life. 

Share Your Can Do Promise


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