June 2014

Can Do MS and a number of our Programs Consultants made our way to the 2014 annual meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers from May 27th - May 30th in Dallas, TX. The Can Do MS team had an amazing time networking and learning more about our partners in the MS community.

We were able to make some great connections with many health care professionals who were not only interested in the programs we offer, but also the topics we cover in our in-person and online programs.

Click here to see all the highlights from the conference!


*Please accept our apologies if you received our May eNews last month with an incorrect name addressed to you. We are working on this issue with our email provider Constant Contact to get this corrected. Thanks for your understanding.

"When MS comes along, you spend a lot of time trying to find your new normal. Our 'normal' before had been playing golf together all the time. Today was a sign that that 'normal' could come back." -Randall, Adaptive Golf Participant  


Don't take life for granted.

Live life to the fullest.

Pay it forward.


These are three common sayings we often hear, meant to encourage us to live full and positive lives. Ironically, we sometimes even take these words for granted and pass them off as everyday expressions. A little over a week ago on Memorial Day weekend, I was deeply struck with the importance and magnitude of these statements. Read more. 

Tips for Traveling With MS   
Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR & Amanda Rohrig, PT, DPT   
People are often discouraged from traveling due to the logistics and unknowns of travel. The unpredictability of the traveling journey in combination with the unpredictability of MS can be quite intimidating. However, knowing your options for travel, including planes, trains, automobiles, buses, or RVs can make the journey more enjoyable. Tips and tricks for efficient packing and planning will help you manage the mobility, medication or fatigue challenges that traveling with MS can pose. Also, knowing the...Read Article
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 am 67, and my husband is 74. I was diagnosed with a mild form of remitting multiple sclerosis in 2010. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2013 and is an insulin-dependent diabetic II. How do I keep from being over stressed?

Click here to read the answer from Can Do MS Programs Consultant Rosalind Kalb, PhD. 

Question: Although I am in remission, I have a lack of stamina. Are there any things I can do aside from the normal -- get enough sleep, eat well, etc. -- to increase my stamina?

Click here to read the answer from Can Do MS Programs Consultant Anna Cotton, OTR.

Don't forget, you can submit your question(s) for free!

Upcoming In-Person Programs
See below for a list of upcoming programs.

Springfield, MA | Saturday, July 19, 2014 - Register Today!
Reno, NV | Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Registration Opening Soon!

Grand Rapids, MI | Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Registration Opening Soon! 

Tips for Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014,
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time



2 Experts. 1 Topic. 0 Cost to you.

The spring/summer travel season is fast approaching! What are your plans?  Now is the time to start planning!  This webinar will help you gain understanding of the advantages, disadvantages and travel resources you need to make your travel vacation successful.  General travel tips, packing advice, energy management strategies, stress reduction and mobility tips will be discussed.   


Click Here To Register   



MS Symptoms Part I: Unique Approaches to Unique MS Symptoms
Tuesday, July 8, 2014,
8:00 - 9:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time


Have you ever wondered if there are novel approaches to managing one or more of your MS symptoms?  Join Patty Bobryk and Amy Dix in this webinar to discover unique ways to deal with your symptoms like weakness, balance, heat sensitivity, fatigue and more. Learn about new strategies to help make your symptoms more manageable and improve your quality of life. 

Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company  | Teva Neuroscience | Questcor Pharmaceuticals
In-Kind Donations to Showcase at
Can Do MS Events

Learn how you can help us empower people living with MS through support from in-kind donations.   


Can Do MS has fundraising events throughout the year that include auctions and/or raffles. In-kind donations are a great way to provide support, which allows us to empower more people living with MS.     

We are currently collecting items for our upcoming Annual Autumn Benefit on October 23, 2014, in New York. 


Need some inspiration?  

In-kind donations can include:  Autographed memorabilia, tickets (sporting events, concerts, theater), retail merchandise (designer purses, jewelry, gift certificates), home goods, restaurant certificates and lodging packages.

If you have items that may be of interest, contact Morgan Landers at mlanders@mscando.org or 970.926.1292. We'd love to hear from you!  

Can Do MS Benefits From Blues, Brews & BBQ

Can Do MS was honored to be the 2014 beneficiary of Beaver Creek's Cut & Slice Golf Event and Microbrew Festival.  


It was an amazing weekend filled with great music, BBQ and beer!  Through our partnership with Beaver Creek, we are pleased to report that we raised over $12,900. 


Saturday's Microbrew Festival sold out with over 1,000 people in attendance. Monday's Cut & Slice Golf Event had a full course of golfers, BBQ and brews. We also hosted our first adaptive golf experience on Monday; click here to see how it went! 


Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and participants. See you next year!

Red Rocks Century Bike Ride
Take in the spectacular views of Colorado's Front Range while you bike to support
Can Do MS!

Saturday, August 9th 
Morrison, CO 
Annual Alpen Wine Fest
Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you make your way to the tasting tables of over 40 wineries, and enjoy fall in the Sierra's!

Sunday, August 31st 
Squaw Valley, CA
Learn More 

We are pleased to announce that Sam Brandt has joined Can Do MS's leadership team as the new Controller! In this role, Brandt brings over nine years of experience in finance, accounting and business operations.  
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Living With MS  

a strong woman who just happens to
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face my disease first and foremost with a positive attitude. I CAN do anything.

slow down because of my MS to enjoy every moment, because
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