JANUARY 2018







You helped us raise over $55,000 in our annual end-of-year campaign, surpassing our goal and ensuring that more families with MS will receive scholarships for our health and wellness education programs in 2018. Thank you for supporting the work we do for the MS community.

Because of your generosity, 34,329 participants, including people living with MS and their families, were impacted through Can Do MS programs in 2017.

This year, due to your support, we will make an even greater impact by doubling our one-day programs, reaching families in  40 communities across the country who do not have access to the type of care they want and need. 

Thank you for changing lives.
Introducing MS Path 2 Care
MS Path 2 Care is an initiative that aims to empower people affected by MS to be active participants in their healthcare experience.

Visit  MSPath2Care.com to learn more about the importance of shared decision making in MS care and to hear important tips directly from people living with MS, their support partners, and MS specialists.


MS Path 2 Care is a collaborative initiative brought to you in partnership with Can Do MS, The Society for Participatory Medicine, and Sanofi Genzyme.
Realistic Resolutions: Changing Resolutions Into Habits
The holidays are joyful and enjoyable. We spend time with friends and family, take part in favorite traditions, laugh, smile, and reflect on the year's events. In addition to reflecting on the past year, we often look forward and think about improvements we hope to make in our lives. Just as MS is unique to every person living with the disease, the strategies and approaches to achieving wellness goals are also unique to everyone.  Read more .

Question: 
Do you have any information on emergency preparedness checklists for people with mobility issues? If there was ever a fire, or other emergency, we could not run out fast...BUT perhaps we can improve our plans, products, and protection.

Have a question? Ask us!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8 - 9:15 p.m. EST
In partnership with the National MS Society.

For this special Valentine's Day program, Dr. Linda Mona, a renowned sex therapist and clinical psychologist, and Kathleen Healey, a neurological nurse practitioner, will lead an interdisciplinary discussion on ways to enhance the intimacy in your relationships and manage common symptoms that may affect your sexual health.

Please join us at no charge.

The Ups and Downs of Fall Prevention
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 8 - 9:15 p.m. EST
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Learn about all the things you can do to help prevent falls, and with the right combination, stay active and safe.  Please join neurologist and physical therapist Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR, and occupational therapist Stephanie Nolan, OTR/L, as they review fall prevention strategies for people living with MS. 

Please join us at no charge.


The Can Do MS Webinar Series is made possible by:

Sanofi Genzyme  |  Genentech

Event Highlight

This Winter, SKI for Families With MS
SKI for MS, a day-long community fundraiser benefiting families with MS, will hit the slopes of six different mountains this winter. The event features ski races, the Jimmie Heuga memorial ski down, and an  après party!

Register today and start fundraising.  The more you  raise , the stronger your  impact and  bigger the  reward Check out this year's  great incentives  featuring Patagonia gear!



SKI for MS is presented by:


NEW! Can Do MS Store

Share your can do spirit with hats, tees, and Patagonia outerwear!

Upcoming One-Day
JUMPSTART® Programs
Greenwood, IN - Feb. 17
Stanton, CA - March 24
Freso, CA - April 7
Madison, WI - April 14
Reno, NV - April 14
Sign Up Today and 
SKI for MS!

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What is Optic Neuritis?
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, a bundle of nerve fibers that relays visual information from the eye to the brain.

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