October 2017
can do on demand



Introducing Can Do On Demand!
Interactive, online education for families with MS

We are excited to announce Can Do On Demand, a new interactive educational program to help families with MS improve their overall quality of life and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

Can Do On Demand includes three learning modules that cover the dimensions of wellness; popular topics captured from live programming such as mood, cognition, and exercise; and real-life scenarios led by MS experts. 

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Can Do On Demand was developed with funding from Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and EMD Serono.
Question: 
It makes me sad when I read stories about people that can run or ride a bicycle when most of us with primary progressive MS have lost that ability. I used to be a very active person, and I want to know what people like me are doing now to cope. The devastation of not being able to use my limbs - coupled with reading stories of other people swimming and hiking and bicycling - only brings me despair.

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Factors in Pain Management
When you experience pain, you may start looking for causes and gathering information. Your brain will remember both the good information and the bad information. Your understanding of the problem can affect you in different ways.  Read more.



Way to #KickMS, Max!
Max is one of MS Global's power fundraisers (and a heck of a biker). His interest in Can Do MS stems from his dad's diagnosis of MS 20 years ago. 

Max's motivation for fundraising is to help ensure that that newly diagnosed families with MS have access to positive and educational MS resources. Read his story.

Max, we THANK YOU for raising over $10,000  for MS Global Scholarships!  

As a team, MS Global recently surpassed their goal, raising $213,000 to provide free programs for families with MS on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help them thrive.

Fundraising ends October 31! To donate to Max's MS Global campaign, click here.

CAN DO® Program Application Opens November 7
We are pleased to announce that our first four-day CAN DO Program of 2018 will be held in Atlanta, GA, in partnership with the  Shepherd  Center , on March 7-10.

The online application opens on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and will be available here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 8 - 9:15 p.m. ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

Learn what it takes to be approved for Social Security Disability Benefits under the Multiple Sclerosis Listing, which was revised by the Social Security Administration in 2016. Topics will include the new requirements, how they will impact your claim, and best practices for proving disability, followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience. 

Please join us at no charge.


The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8 - 9:15 pm ET
In partnership with the National MS Society.

As members of the "sandwich generation," you may find yourself in the difficult position - now or in the future - of caring for children while also providing support to parents or other family members. This can be especially stressful when also dealing with the challenges of MS. Taking care of others always starts with taking care of oneself, but this doesn't come naturally for many people. Two psychologists who specialize in MS care will share tips on priority setting, constructive communication, asking for and accepting help, managing stress, and taking charge of yourself.  

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  |  Celgene  |Mallinckdrodt Pharmaceuticals  |  United Way of Eagle River Valley


can do month gallery
Together, We #KickMS
Throughout September, we asked you to show us how you #KickMS for Can Do Month. And you took action.

Hundreds of you joined the #KickMS movement and shared with us how you live passionately through photos and videos.

Thank you for spreading MS awareness and inspiring others to focus on what you can do.

Check out the #KickMS gallery with over 340 submissions!

Special thanks to our Can Do Month sponsors: BiogenGenentech Inc.Sanofi Genzyme, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
MS In The News
Immune Markers May Predict MS Severity
Researchers uncover specific immune molecules that could act as biomarkers for more severe forms of MS.

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Can Do MS transforms by delivering  health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, 
symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive.

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