December 2017

This Season, Give the Gift of Scholarships to Strengthen Families With MS.

Rhiannon and her husband, Mark, were on the brink of divorce. Rhiannon's MS symptoms had become so severe she had to leave her career as an attorney. They were struggling with one income, and their marriage roles were evolving.

Thankfully, Rhiannon heard about Can Do MS, which provides services for whole families. Now, Rhiannon, Mark, and Lucia are thriving.

"Can Do MS saved my marriage of 20 years. 
I learned to open up and communicate better with my husband about how I am feeling. We have direction and are back on the rails gliding down the track life has dealt us...together!"

Your scholarship gift today will be put to work immediately and will ensure that more families with MS can attend life-changing programs in 2018.  Together, we transform lives. You have our sincere thanks.

Cognitive Rehabilitation in MS: Research Update
Cognitive changes affect 40-60% of the MS population. Whereas many individuals with MS experience slowed processing speed, others may experience problems across a number of cognitive areas including learning, memory, problem-solving, and word-finding. Given the wide range of cognitive difficulties, treatments for cognitive impairment in MS are not a one-size, fits-all approach.  Read more .

New One-Time Webinar Registration 
Thanks to your feedback, we've simplified our webinar registration!

Starting in January, you can register once for the entire 2018 webinar series. You can choose to participate in one or all webinars and can cancel at any time. All webinars are free of charge!

Is there any info on the latest stem cell treatments? Is the research promising?

Have a question? Ask us!

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

More than half of people with MS experience cognitive changes. In addition to having a significant impact on a person's self-identity and confidence, these changes can impair a person's ability to work, manage daily activities, and communicate with loved ones. Although physicians noted these common MS symptoms more than 160 years ago, they have not received adequate attention until relatively recently. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on cognitive research and strategies.

Please join us at no charge.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 8 - 9:15 p.m. ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Every day provides opportunities for making healthier choices in the pursuit of wellness, but this feels particularly true in January when people are usually more motivated to make a fresh start as the new year begins. This webinar will discuss the dimensions of wellness and effective strategies to use when working toward living a well-balanced life. Your New Year's resolutions are more likely to be achieved when they are SMART ones!

Please join us at no charge.

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

Sanofi Genzyme  |  Biogen  |  EMD Serono  |   Genentech
Novartis  |  Teva Pharmaceuticals  |   Acorda Therapeutics  |  Celgene  |Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals  |  United Way of Eagle River Valley

Event Highlight
Build Your Team!
SKI for MS is a community fundraiser bringing people together at six mountains across the country for a day-long ski event!

100% of every dollar raised through SKI for MS supports scholarships for families with MS.

Registration is $25 and open to individuals and teams. Enjoy ski races, costumes, celebration ski-downs, live music, apr├Ęs parties, and free beer! 

MS In The News
MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity
Monitoring disease activity either to predict flare-ups or to check treatment response, might be done with a simple blood test.


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