August 2017
Can Do MS Board Chair Recognized With Two Executive Awards

Can Do MS Board Chair, Kelly Simpson-Angelini, was recently recognized with two executive awards by Business Worldwide Magazine. 

The coveted awards, Healthcare Industry CEO of the Year and Most Innovative CEO of the Year, were presented for Kelly's dedication and willingness to go beyond convention, potentially altering the way her industry works.

In 1 998, Kelly founded Simpson Healthcare, a scientific agency whose mission is to create more positive healthcare experiences so that patients can live better and have brighter health outlooks.

"As we go through life, our experiences create our story and teach us more every day about why we are here, who we are, and what it means to be human. To me, this always keeps me mindful of the greater reason why healthcare exists: to help make patients' lives better," says Kelly. Read full story.

Please join us in congratulating Kelly on these significant achievements! 
Can Do MS Welcomes Four New Board Members

Can Do MS is excited to announce that four new members were sworn in at the July 25, 2017, board meeting. Please join us in welcoming Blaze Heuga, son of founder Jimmie Heuga; Courtney Galiano, dancer and actress living with MS; Erin Murphy, attorney; and Kate Olson, attorney. Meet the Board of Directors.
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Join Us August 26 in Connecticut!
Join us in West Hartford, CT, on 
Saturday, August 26, 2017, for a free,
one-day JUMPSTART TM Program.  

JUMPSTART is an educational and interactive program where you can learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage your MS.

We'll be talking about mood issues, fatigue, nutrition, and weight management. There will also be workshops specifically for support partners!

Where:  Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT, 06110
When:   8:30am to 3pm (lunch provided)

Space is limited;    registration is required for attendance .

Get Involved
Celebrate Can Do Month and  
Launched every September, Can Do Month honors Can Do MS founder and Olympic ski medalist, Jimmie Heuga (1943-2010). Jimmie pioneered the philosophy of health through exercise and nutrition, enabling those with MS to lead healthier lives. He motivated thousands by empowering us to focus on what we can do.

Take part by sharing your #KickMS photo or video of what you can do! #KickMS by running, painting, camping, laughing, cooking, traveling, loving, or anything you can do

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8 - 9:15 p.m. ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

In this  webinar, advocates and counselors from the Patient Advocate Foundation and National MS Society will discuss common areas of confusion around health insurance affecting people with MS, how they work to resolve them, and resources and tips for getting the most out of health insurance coverage.

Please join us at no charge.

Discover the Invisible: Pain and Depression in MS
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8 - 9:15 pm ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

"But you look so good." Many people living with MS have heard these words from family or friends. However, many of its most devastating effects cannot be seen, but are unmistakably present in your everyday lives. Iparticular, pain and depression are some of the most common, yet misunderstood MS symptoms. Join us for a discussion on resources, therapies, coping strategies, and comprehensive self-help techniques to take charge of your pain and depression and get you on the road to thriving.

Please join us at no charge.

The 2017 Can Do MS Webinar and Telelearning Series is made possible by:

Sanofi Genzyme  |  Biogen  |  EMD Serono
Genentech  |  Novartis  |  Teva Pharmaceuticals
Acorda Therapeutics  |  Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals

Event Highlight
Don't Miss This Labor Day Weekend Event!
Raise your glass and celebrate Labor Day weekend in Squaw Valley, CA, at the  29th Annual Alpen Wine Fest

Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for families with MS to receive life-changing programs from Can Do MS at no cost.

When: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2 - 5pm
Where:  The Village at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA
Tickets:   $40 per ticket online    (includes wine tasting and glass), $50 at the door

MS In The News
Check out, a new resource specifically developed for the MS community that brings together existing resources and support services that can help with the unpredictability of living with MS.

Can Do Month

Alpen Wine Fest
September 3
Squaw Valley, CA

MS Global
September 10-17
Mallorca, Spain


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A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, Colo.,  Can Do MS transforms the 
lives of people with MS  by  delivering  health educational programs  on exercise, nutrition, 
and symptom management, inspiring and motivating long-lasting change to help those with MS thrive.