July 2017
36 Cyclists, 7 Days, and 14,400 Miles for MS 
MS Global | September 10-17 | Mallorca, Spain

The MS Global cycling team is fundraising up a storm as  they prepare to head to Mallorca, Spain, this September to raise more than $200,000 for Can Do MS! 100% of donations support MS Global Scholarships, which provide full scholarships for families with MS to attend life-changing programs.
Leanne Moore,
MS Global Cyclist & Fundraiser
   
Meet Leanne, a MS Global cyclist who was diagnosed with MS 27 years ago at the age of 19. 

" I was scared as I didn't truly know what having MS meant. Was I going to be able to finish college? Would I ever get married and have a family?  Would I be confined to a wheelchair by the time I was 21?  Now, I can honestly look this disease in the eyes. I am married. I have a beautiful family. I'm in the best shape of my life, and I  truly believe that exercise and challenging yourself is beneficial in dealing with this disease."

Leanne is riding and raising money so that people with MS can  receive health education programs on exercise, nutrition, and motivation, at no cost to them.

Learn more about how you can support MS Global Scholarships and enable hundreds of families to thrive through education.
Learning to be Resilient in the World of MS
An adversity such as a MS diagnosis can push you out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. Often, this comes unexpectedly, leaving little time to prepare. When you hear those dreaded words, "You have MS," panic automatically sets in, causing you great distress.

So how can you overcome what you have no control over? You can discover your own resilience.

 
Question: 
Since my diagnosis, my balance has worsened significantly. Once lost, can balance improve?

Have a question? Ask us!
Learning to Be Resilient in the World of MS
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8 - 9:15 p.m. ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Resilience is the ability to overcome, especially when faced with adversity such as MS. It is important to someone living with MS because every day, one has no idea how, or if our bodies will betray us. When you have resilience and inner strength, you know you've "got this" no matter the situation. Join us for this webinar and learn strategies that you can employ to help you cope day-to-day.

Please join us at no charge.


Managing Complex Care Needs Whenever They Occur
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 8 - 9:15 pm ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Whether it's a particularly severe early relapse or challenging symptoms related to the progression of the disease, individuals with MS and their families may be confronted with complex problems that feel overwhelming. Join our interdisciplinary team, including a nurse practitioner, physical therapist, and psychologist, for tips on how to access and coordinate the care and support you need when the going gets tough. 

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

Get Involved
Tickets on Sale for 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

Event Highlight
Tyler Hamilton: Event Recap and Photos
With Beaver Creek Mountain in the background, former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton, who now raises money for Can Do MS, spoke openly about his past and cycling's dark side.

"I wish I knew then that giving back an Olympic gold medal, would feel better than winning it," says Hamilton. 

Watch (or rewatch) the full event below and check out the photos.

Truth and Transformation with Tyler Hamilton


A very special thank you to  Tyler Hamilton  and  Gene Caffrey  for sharing their stories. And thank you to our sponsors for helping us put on such an amazing community event: The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Vail Valley Partnership, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, Tyler Hamilton Training, and Venture Sports.

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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.

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