May 2017



Introducing The Jimmie Heuga Scholarship Fund


Nearly 30,000 people experienced Can Do MS health and wellness programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation last year. Each and every participant received these programs entirely free of charge.

Together, we are unstoppable.

The Jimmie Heuga Scholarship Fund will enable us to deliver more programs to more people by providing full scholarships to all participants.

Your gift right now will help ensure that families with MS can receive the life-changing education programs they want and need, regardless of financial ability.

 
A Life Transformed
"I was able to return to my job as a college counselor."

For the last three years, Jane spent much of her life in bed due to severe fatigue from MS.

Like many people diagnosed with MS, she didn't receive much information about the disease she would be living with for the rest of her life.

"It's terrifying," said Jane. "I struggled to manage the symptoms and emotional challenges that come with a chronic disease like MS."  Read more .
Strategies to Improve Functional Vision Performance in MS
MS is commonly associated with a variety of visual disturbances that can result in blurry or hazy vision with decreased detailed eyesight,reduced color distinction, and night vision. These disturbances may affect one eye at a time or both eyes, and symptoms may be temporary or may last for a longer time. To maximize your function, mobility, independence, and safety, it's important to incorporate strategies and modifications catered to your own needs. 
 
Question: 
When are they going to find a medicine for primary progressive MS? I am now in a wheelchair permanently and losing all hope.


Have a question? Ask us!

New Wellness Program for People With MS and Support Partners
Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program provided at no cost by the the National MS Society and Can Do MS.

The programs cover topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding, and promote improved health and quality of life.

Upcoming Programs:
  • Salt Lake City, UT - May 20
  • Atlanta, GA - June 24
  • Palo Alto, CA - August 17 through September 21

Keeping an Eye on MS
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 8 - 9:15 p.m. ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Medical treatment for the three main visual problems that occur in MS (optic neuritis, double vision, and nystagmus) is often steroids, which help accelerate the recovery of the visual problem. But in some individuals, the visual problems may not fully recover and may become permanent. Join us for a discussion on strategies and technologies that allow individuals to maintain optimal function after permanent vision loss from MS.

Please join us at no charge.


Accessibility Room by Room: Discover the Keys to Unlocking Barriers in Your Home
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8 - 9:15 pm ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Do you have difficulty safely getting into your shower or off the toilet? Does your family insist they are present "just in case?" MS creates considerable accessibility challenges within the home for not only the person living with MS, but the whole family. We invite you to join an occupational therapist and a physical therapist to explore interactive, solution-focused approaches to solving the accessibility challenges within your home. 

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


Save the Date: Truth and Transformation With 
TYLER HAMILTON
Join us for a free community event in Avon, Colorado.

Tyler Hamilton, former professional cyclist, New York Times best selling author, and charitable bicyclist for Can Do MS, will share his story of how culture can drive behavior - not just in sports, but in business and in life - and how values can be easily compromised as a consequence. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017
4:30 - 6:30pm
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
(126 Riverfront Lane, Avon, CO 81620)



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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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